Joe Stearns


Our story begins in middle school. Specifically, Joe’s middle school, to the time he helped a friend make a skateboarding video. Little did he know this would kick off a passion for filmmaking—a passion that makes him a perfect fit in the ADsmith Marketing & Advertising family. Joe is a guy with Hollywood ambitions but a love for all things Springfield. He works with ADsmith’s other video producers and account supervisors to bring our clients’ brands to life through stunning visual storytelling.

Joe got his education at Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in Mass Media/Digital Film. Prior to joining the ADsmith Studio team, he worked as a freelance videographer with a local production firm.


One item to bring when stranded on an island:
My trusty pocket knife. Or a lighter. Is that cheating?

Favorite Springfield lunch spot?
The Sub Shop. Hands down.

If you had to get a tattoo on your forehead, what would it be?
If I absolutely had to, I would get the word “forehead” tattooed to my forehead. Or maybe give myself some actual eyebrows.

Favorite thing to cook?
I make a mean jambalaya.

Favorite activity to do on the weekend?
Lost Signal Brewing does a great BBQ brunch on Sundays. So, brunch, or hiking. And photography.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
I think I’d be a pretty good chef. I like to create things, hopefully things people will enjoy. That applies to food just as much as video production, I think.