Josh walks around all day with a little voice in his head that wants to adjust nearly every little bit of type, every tail-light or grill on a car, and every swipe or touch on a smart device or web page. He is obsessed with the visual because, whether we admit it or not, we are all judging books by their covers. Down to the subtlest imperfection, where many average consumers can't even put a finger on it, he wants to solve those problems... he can't help it.
Josh seeks the sublime in the links between man and object. Regardless of interaction; be it with a 3-dimensional object, or a 2-dimensional surface, a pleasurable experience is paramount. Not a moment goes by in a day where we are not touching, squeezing, pushing, pulling, or reading an object. His goal is to make these interactions lovely, sensual, easy, purposeful, and memorable.
Analogue - Drawing/sketching, model making, sculpting. Digital - Mac and PC, exceptional skill level with Adobe Creative Suite (including Dreamweaver and Flash), Solidworks, Alias, Axure, Omnigraffle, Microsoft Office Suite, and many more. Josh has excellent digital prototyping skills for UI/UX testing. Music composition, sound editing, and video editing are also part of Josh's stable of skills. He is adept at learning and dealing with all computer systems and software.
Los Angeles, CA
Designing 2D and 3D products for retail, educational clients, start-ups, and inventors
Engaged with art direction, user interface design, design engineering, front end web design & development, and much more
New York, NY
Senior Product Designer
Designed products for Aquatopia and MicroDry product lines
Actively engaged in design direction, concept generation, surface design, project management, recruitment, presentations, strategy, and research
Whiteboard Product Solutions
Eden Prairie, MN
Designed for diverse segments including: medical products, sports equipment, power sports vehicles, and user interfaces for home control devices.
Actively involved with concept generation, surface design, interface design, project management, usability testing, and research
Clients Include: Honeywell, Activision, Nonin, Arctic Cat, Smead, & J&J Ethicon
Designed and developed concepts for products and multimedia at various companies around greater Chicago.
Clients: Snap-On, Mattel, Hasbro, Sprint, BP, Hewitt Worldwide
2006 - 2007
Hixon Design Consultants
While a student at Pratt, assisted in designing and developing physical spaces and way-finding infographics for clients like Sheraton and La Meridien Hotels, Anne Taylor LOFT, Ernst & Young, and Pfizer.
2004 - 2008
Baltimore, NYC, Chicago
Designed print collateral for clients like T. Rowe Price, BG&E, Chase Bank, and BMW.
2001 - 2003
Supon Design Group
Graphic Designer/Interactive Developer
Participated in design/production of websites and print collateral for George Washington University, The World Bank, Watson Wyatt, and The Beanstalk Group.
1999 - 2001
The Phelps Group
Developed and designed major elements of numerous industry leading websites including Roland, Panasonic, Crystal Cruises, and Western Dental.
2005 - 2007
Pratt Institute Brooklyn
BID Industrial Design
President's List and/or Dean's List each semester (3.5 overall gpa)
Finalist for Takifuji Art Award
Drawing, music composition, guitars, design, skiing, hockey, foosball, listening to music, animation, film, graphical narrative, observation, shoes, college basketball, and the NHL
Josh's music can be found at SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lineplanevolume