Joseph R HREN

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • Graphic Designer, artist, web developer, wanderer.
  • BA in Fine Art. Grad School drop-out. San Francisco State...
  • From San Francisco
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About Me


Creating Community, Nurturing Dreams.


Designer, artist, musician.
Born in San Francisco, live in Oakland, I'm a California native that's traveled around the world more than once.

Learning how to do animation, to create a graphic novel, how to be humble, how to be a better feminist, how to contribute to social justice, how to rock climb.

I make stuff and do weird art. love bicycling, anywhere. Especially destinations involving beer or food or coffee.


1 - Be nice to everybody.
2 - Keep your cool.
3 - Do good things.
4 - Leave your Mark.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I traveled all the way around the world in 2011. I met so many great people through Couchsurfing, and now is my time to give back to the Couchsurfing community. Also, I just like to meet new people.


People, Art, Design, Sailing, Burning Man, cycling, hiking, bouldering, scuba and snorkel, wine, beer, Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, rock and roll, history, tweed. Mustaches.

I'm in a group in San Francisco called the Cacophony Society - we make performance art and culture jamming. I'm also into Urban Exploration.

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: Thee Oh Sees, PJ Harvey, The Intelligence, Old Time Relijun, Velvet Underground, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Edith Piaf, Beirut, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Warsaw Village Band, Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, the Unicorns, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Pixies The , Joy Division, Coco Rosie, Pomplemoose. Anything indie, lo-fi, punk, new-wave, no-wave, post-wave, Surf, or most things with an accordion.

BOOKS: Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Hemingway, Paulo Coelho, Hesse, Ginsburg, Kerouac, the Beats. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel, Carter Beats the Devil, Water for Elephants.

FILMS: The ones that make you think.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know lots of cool and fun places to go in San Francisco and all over California.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Montenegro, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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