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

i love simplicity and efficiency, and i'm obsessed with details. i can't help but notice when things are unorganized or difficult, and i'm passionate about making things better.

[i also don't like writing about myself in the third person]

 

I graduated from design school in 2008 and got a job at an agency designing and building websites in Flash. I then spent a year at a small software startup doing UI design, front-end development, and motion graphics.

In February of 2010 I started as an interaction designer on the eCommerce team at Lowe's, supporting sales funnel and authenticated products, doing user research and ideation, as well as a design system refresh. I also learned a lot of valuable lessons about tools and processes as a member of the first scrum team to implement an agile process and design sprints.

After Lowe’s I spent 9 months at TIAA-CREF as an interaction designer on the new UX team, supporting internal products for financial advisors.

In February of 2014, I started at Ally Financial as a senior information architect on the UX team, building 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.

 

design
inspiration

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

 

other interests

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

 

contact me

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

 

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