Straw Dog Design is the home of Portland-based designer Josiah DePaoli.



Josiah lives and breathes design. He is currently working as a Lead Designer for OMSI, a place where it’s possible to go touch dinosaur fossils on his lunch break.

He likes bringing order to chaos, learning new things, and Disney Parks. In the past he did creative work for some agencies, some non-profit organizations, and just about any project he found interesting.

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“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”

— Neville Brody


My Mission

I’m an experienced idea machine designer who crafts things for both digital and physical spaces. I love strategizing, mentoring new designers, learning new tools, and am always on the lookout for the next great idea.

I aim to take complex ideas and deliver them in understandable and dynamic ways. This collaborative process of creative refinement is where the rubber meets the road and the fun kicks in.


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Josiah is always open to new opportunities and learning new things. If you're interested in partnering on a project, adding a great teammate, or just want to say hi, jump over to the contact form.

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