Josiah L. Kopp
Josiah is a 20 year-old creative from the prairies of North Dakota.
He began drawing in the womb, oil painting at age 8, and has been graphic designing since age 12.
Josiah grew up homeschooled, and graduated high school in 2016.
In 2014, Josiah founded Koppy and Paste Designs, and later founded Frozen Pines Photography in 2015.
Josiah is currently a sophomore at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) studying Graphic Design, Business, and Earth Science.
He is the Graphic Marketing Commissioner for Campus Events Commission (CEC) as well as the Vice President of Cobbers for Life (CFL) [a pro-life campus organization] at Concordia College. He is also a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club
You can often find him lost under a sea of stars, listening to Lord Huron and the static roar of the cosmos.
Meaning & Significance of My Logos
The tornado in my logo represents the unknowns of life, as well as the chaos of my past experiences. When I was sixteen, I became very sick with a number of health conditions that left me in a whirlwind of confusion, sickness, anxiety, and feeling lost in life. The tornado represents the term "this too shall pass”, and that even in the eye of the storm, there is peace. It's about embracing the chaos of the storm and knowing that it will make you stronger once it passes.
The lightning represents the passion and energy that flows through me to pursue what I love. It’s that creative ambition that continuously drives me to dream and imagine. It also represents spontaneity. Lightning is random and you never know where or when it'll strike next. My personality is very spontaneous. It's a reminder to always live in the moment and follow my passionate impulses. I find so much joy and fulfillment in life when I do.
The pine tree is the symbol that means the most to me: Firstly, it’s a reminder of my home and where I grew up. My childhood home had a large shelter belt of ponderosa pine trees, so it's a reminder of my roots. (Pun definitely intended)
Secondly, it’s about staying grounded and true to myself, but also rising above and beyond my greatest hopes and dreams, just as the pines tower above the other trees. I also grew up hunting, hiking, and exploring the great outdoors. It’s a reminder of seeking solitude in nature to escape the stresses of life. It also reminds me of being steadfast, staying rooted, and not bending or wavering to the throws of life. The pine tree is also inspired by Lord Huron's song "Frozen Pines", which was one of the inspirations for my photography name.
Also, the pine tree reminds me of wisdom. It is reliable. Though the other trees may die for the winter, a pine tree remains evergreen and thrives through blazing summers and arctic winters.
Lastly, the pine tree reminds me of God in my life. As I said it reminds me of being steadfast, reliable and never wavering, neither is God's love for me. His strength, power, and purpose for my life will never die.