Byer started his screenwriting career at 17, writing and producing for The Tom Green Show. He has since scripted materials for clients such as APTN, Beyond Entertainment, BNN, the CBC, Brightlight Pictures, Keystone Entertainment, and the SyFy network. Current projects include writing the dramatic feature "White Slaves of the Nootka" for producer Shawn Williamson and director Bruce Dowad, and story editing the Telefilm-backed horror movie "Black Fly Summer" for Gold Star Productions.
Fluent with the conceptualization, management, and creation of SEO-oriented material, Josh has successfully completed 1000+ advertising assignments to date. He has written TV, print, and web-based campaigns for national & global brands such as TELUS, Best Buy, Staples, Boston Pizza, Rockland Minerals, SeniorsZen, TD Bank, and Re/Max.
Byer's self-directed "Faux Fauvist" style has appeared in hundreds of publications, including 1968 Magazine, TCHAD Quarterly, Espionage Magazine, !N Magazine, Plant Physiology Magazine, Anti- Magazine, and Scripted Magazine, as well as interviews with Seek.me Magazine, Positive Magazine & KALTBLUT Magazine. Josh's online galleries have welcomed nearly 15 million visitors since 2015.
A Journey Prize nominee, Josh began his work as a journalist almost twenty years ago. Now a seasoned columnist, editor and author, his writing has appeared in hundreds of publications including the Canadian University Press, The Capilano Courier, Contemporary Verse 2, Crank Magazine, The Denver Syntax, Dog Oil Press, Emerald Tales Magazine, Forget Magazine, Future Shop, Gutter, The Harrow, Inwood Indiana, The Manual Magazine, McClelland & Stewart, The Ottawa Citizen, The Peak, Positive Magazine, SFU, Southam News, The Surface, Terminal City, Thirst Magazine, Time and Space, Trip Magazine, USC, Victory Square Publications, and The Yale Record. The Canada Council for the Arts has provided funding for his upcoming novel "The Big Hack".