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Joe Whale: 13-year-old boy gets offer from Nike after being scolded in school for doodling

The teen's Instagram page, called Joe Whale AKA Doodle Boy, is followed by over 160K people
PUBLISHED SEP 27, 2023
Joe Whale is only 13 but has made a name for himself through his art (Instagram/ @thejoewhale)
Joe Whale is only 13 but has made a name for himself through his art (Instagram/ @thejoewhale)

SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND: A teenager’s passion has led him to a jackpot deal.

Joe Whale is reportedly famous for his doodles. He always used to do doodling in his school despite being told not to, LADbible reported.

However, the 13-year-old boy did not stop and continued to share his work on his Instagram page, called Joe Whale AKA Doodle Boy, which is followed by over 160k people.

How did Joe Whale get an offer from Nike?

It has been said that Whale surprisingly got an offer from Nike in which they asked him to doodle for them.


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Joe Whale AKA Doodle Boy (@thejoewhale)


 

The proposal reportedly came in 2022 and in a statement, the schoolboy’s agency, Loveblood Creative, said, “We are so very excited to confirm that Joe is now part of the Nike Family.”

It added, “It really is a unique relationship that puts Joe’s talent and love of sport together to inspire others to have fun and do what they love.”


 
 
 
 
 
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The teen’s father Gregory also expressed his happiness and reportedly said, “Joe is really excited to join the Nike Family, he absolutely loves the brand."

“It is a dream come true for him as he loves both sport and creativity and partnering with Nike will give him the opportunity to embrace both,” Gregory added.

Joe Whale claims to have been doodling since he was three

Apart from an Instagram page, Whale also has a website, where he has explained about himself.


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Joe Whale AKA Doodle Boy (@thejoewhale)


 

On the page, he has written, “I am Joe - AKA 'The Doodle Boy' I am 12 years old and live in Shrewsbury in the UK - I absolutely love Art and especially Doodle and Cartoon style.”

The teen continued, “I have been drawing and painting since the age of three and Art has been a huge part of my life - I would draw, paint, and do crafts at every opportunity and that hasn't changed to this day…”

Whale added, “My favourite characters to draw are Food, Monsters, and Aliens but I pretty much create doodles from anything as I get inspired by my surroundings and create characters from all of the things I see.”

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