Joe Duffy

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Name: Joe Duffy

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Age: 67

Title: Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Duffy, an international design firm. Owner of art studio.

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Daughter (Bridget) Son (Joseph)

City you live in: Tonto Verde, AZ and Minneapolis.

A typical day in my life includes…

I start every day with a workout – hiking or biking in Arizona, biking and cross country skiing in Minnesota. (I’ve raced in dozens of cross country ski competitions around the world). The rest of the day is dedicated to design and painting.

I was born…

in Minneapolis.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the desert trails, cacti, the mountains and the weather.

I’m listening to…

Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson.

My family…

my wife Patsy and my kids, Bridget and Joseph, are more than my business partners. They are my partners in every sense of the word. My grandchildren, Finley, Niko and Mia are my painting buddies.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Picasso.

One thing I cannot live without…

my family.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an artist.

I’m inspired by…

so many forms of creativity – fine art, design in all forms, music, technology, theatre, etc.

The one person who motivates me is…

my wife, Patsy.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

peace for war, loving minds for hateful ones.

The perfect day would be…

a workout, design and painting, followed by dinner with my family.

My first job was…

when I was 14 I was a souvenir salesman for the Minnesota Twins baseball team.

My favorite escape…

the secluded and peaceful north woods of Wisconsin.

My life…

is blessed and centered around family and creativity.

I’m currently working on…

I’m painting a few portraits, as well as a few paintings of some of the gorgeous cacti in Tonto Verde. I’m also immersed in about a dozen brand design projects including Baby Einstein, Mall of America, Meals on Wheels, and Bright Starts.

Always…

think positive.

Never…

think negative.

Favorite Quote…

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Einstein

Biggest Dream…

honestly, I’m living it. It’s about just keeping this one going.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

are selfish people.



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