Joey was born in 1984 in San Francisco and grew up in Montclair, NJ. He graduated from Swarthmore in 2006 with a BA in Industrial Design Theory. His favorite musicians are the Dirty Projectors and Ghostface Killah, and his favorite authors are George R.R. Martin and Haruki Murakami. When taking a break from design, he likes long-distance skateboarding and cooking with kale.