Allow me to introduce myself

Justin Shiels has always been compelled by the power of words and pictures to change hearts and minds.

He received his BFA in Graphic Design from Loyola University New Orleans and his Masters in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.

His creative career has led him down many paths, including working as a Creative Director in advertising and tech, launching a wellness platform, and starting a conference. But his journey has always connected him back to making people feel things.

As a creative consultant, illustrator, writer, and speaker, Justin loves solving complex problems using the lens of emotional intelligence. He creates projects that focus on empathy, design, and culture and enjoys partnering with brands that create joy for their customers.

His upcoming title, The Reset Workbook is scheduled to debut on December 6, 2023, with Spruce Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Break free of unhelpful patterns and design a life you love!

Is it time for a life reset? This fun guided journal is designed to help you build emotional intelligence, establish new habits and rituals, and set inspired (yet practical) goals to fulfill your dreams. Bursting with upbeat energy, this joyful journal will help you refresh and recharge in any areas of life where you feel stuck. Colorful illustrations and inspiring quotes throughout make journaling a rewarding experience. 

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The Weekly Reset is an inspirational newsletter that encourages creative people to live a happier and healthier life. 

“SoCurious About” is a weeklyish podcast about creativity, marketing, and joyful living.

Here are a few ways we can work together

Creative Consulting

Using 15+ years of experience, I drive positive outcomes for clients using digital marketing, content creation, and creative strategy. Click now to learn more. 


I offer creative business coaching for curious people looking to build momentum in their careers and life. Are you looking for a breakthrough? Click to schedule an introductory call. 


I give inspirational keynote presentations and teach workshops on emotional intelligence and personal development. Click to learn more about my experience. 


I tell meaningful stories that communicate complex ideas using my distinct creative style. Past clients include: Penguin Random House,, Workman Publishing, and Taskforce. Click now to view my illustration portfolio.