Joe DePalma is Co-Founder and Principal at Punch. He serves as Punch’s creative director, leading the design and development teams to bring bold brands to life. Joe holds more than fifteen years experience as a designer and front-end developer, with expertise in branding, website design, software UX/UI and mobile application design. Joe’s design work for clients has been featured in publications from Gizmodo to the Washington Post.
Joe is instrumental in shaping the direction for each Punch project, providing guidance to the team, as well as actively contributing design, to ensure each client’s unique vision is realized in a creative and compelling way. Joe is a valued advisor to clients, providing technical and creative guidance.
Prior to launching Punch, Joe led the creative teams at two DC-area digital marketing agencies. His work has covered industries from cybersecurity and technology, to hospitality and retail, consumer products and government contracting. For each new project, Joe brings the insight, expertise and creativity to ensure clients’ success.
Joe is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, and remains a mentor to SCAD students. He is an active speaker and member of the design community, and has spoken on design management and strategy at Georgetown University, lectured at UMD Smith School of Business, and featured on a number of podcasts. Joe has served on the executive committee for DC Kidney Ball and supports the annual PanCan walk to end pancreatic cancer. Joe lives in Fairfax, VA with his wife, daughter and son.