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"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do."

- Walt Disney

 
 

This is what I do.

Design is awesome: the clashing of left-brain science and right-brain creativity is what gets me up in the morning and keeps me burning the midnight oil. I love crafting experiences both physical and digital, blowing out a brand, and digging into UX workflows.

Design is so much more than a coat of paint: I aim to take information and ideas and deliver them in understandable, digestible, and dynamic ways. This process of refinement, creativity, and the exchange of ideas is where the rubber meets the road and the fun kicks in.

Straw Dog Design is my outlet for showcasing work done both professionally and on the side. Professional work is exciting enough, but side work has allowed me an outlet to design everything from branding for a parkour gym to a gold-inlaid tomb. Why "Straw Dog Design?" It's a funny story and I can tell you in person.

Let's make some cool stuff together,
Josiah

 

The Work

See my complete resume on LinkedIn

Selected Clients

WebMD
Microsoft
Amazon
Microsoft Education
Habitat for Humanity
T-Mobile
Cisco
Bing
Intel
HTC
University of Melbourne

Interests

VR/AR/XR
Video Games as Interactive Narrative
Theme Park Design

Work Experience

Lead Designer
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Digital Designer
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

Designer
Straw Dog Design               

Creative Team Director/Project Manager
A Jesus Church Family, Inc.

Downtown Operations Director
A Jesus Church Family, Inc.                
Oct 2011—Oct 2012 | Portland, Oregon

Assoc. Experience Designer
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

See Full Resume on LinkedIn →

Specialties

Skills

User Interface Design
User Experience Design
Copywriting
Collaboration
Layout
Typography
Digital Strategy
Brand Development
Social Media Strategy
Logo Design
Art Direction
Innovative Thinking

Software

Adobe Creative Suite
InVision
Sketch
Figma
Affinity Designer
SketchUp
Slack (and a strong Slack GIF game)

…and I enjoy the heck out of learning new platforms.