my name is josh,
and i like to make things that are simple and useful.

i love organization and order, and finding simple solutions to complex problems. i like to make things that fit exactly where they belong and work exactly how they're supposed to.

 

I graduated from design school in 2008. After that I worked at an agency doing Flash websites for six months, then spent a year at a small software startup doing design, front-end development, video, print, etc. before landing at the Fortune 100 hardware giant, Lowe's where I was an interaction designer on the eCommerce team for 3 years. I had a brief stint at TIAA-CREF as a visual designer on the new UX team.

In February of 2014, I moved to Ally Financial as a senior information architect on the UX team, doing wireframes and prototypes for auto, investing, banking, and insurance products. I also spent a few months as an inaugural team member at Ally’s innovation lab, TM Studio.

In August of 2018 I started my current role as Design Ops Lead at Ally, managing the design system and style guide, facilitating cross-team collaboration, and continually refining processes and tools to help the UX team work as effectively and consistently as possible.

 

other interests

knolling, eliminating cruft,
books, vinyl records, coffee, woodworking, motorcycles.

 

design
inspiration

Dieter Rams
James Dyson
Golden Krishna
Frank Lloyd Wright
Massimo Vignelli
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Markdown
Vitsoe
Curta Calculator
rOtring
YStudio
Void

 

contact me

let’s work together or grab a cup of coffee.

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