Hi!

I'm Josiah.

A graphic designer

and full-stack developer

I'm sort of a

creative-scientist

Not everyone fits into molds. My experience encompasses a wide range between art and science. From statistics in oncology labs to web development at creative agencies, I seek to understand and find solutions to complex problems. 

And most importantly, tell stories for impact.

Take a peek at my

Recent
Projects

Variety is the spice of life, and I’ve realized design and development complement each other like gin and tonic (new classes are the cucumber garnish). I’ve been up to a lot lately, so come take a look!

Knowledge
is power

and enthusiasm pulls the switch

“Jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.” I have been intentional about deepening my breadth of skill, fascinated wherever art and science collide, overlap, and strengthen each other. Also I like platitudes. 

From design to hard-coding, sketches to user-interface testing — I create and maintain websites and mobile solutions, looking for cutting-edge mediums to tell stories and provoke interest. 

Relevant Tools/Methods:  Sketch, XD, Illustrator for wireframing; WordPress, React.js (Redux), and SASS for development, with knowledge of site gateway APIs.

Mathematics and full stack programming has deepened my ability to craft software that makes a difference, such as an augmented reality app to help the visually-disabled. Currently on a Master’s program track for Computer Science and Software Engineering at U of Washington, Seattle.

Relevant Tools/Methods:  Competent in C++, Java, Node.js; working knowledge of MySQL, Windows, Unix/Linux, and OS X platforms. Familiar with processes like Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

Design is the culmination of my creative potential and software expertise. Visual Identity is a vital component to reaching audiences. I strategize, research, concept, sketch, design, and help brands craft their story to connect with their audience.

Relevant Tools/Methods:  Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, InDesign, After Effects, Lightroom),  and a damn good artist with Procreate on iPad.

Drawing, sketching, prototyping, and modeling bring to life ideas in ways other design can’t. I love to use my hands to discover new ways of telling stories. Part of this requires studying what people need versus what they think they want. Delivering an experience that is not only pleasant, but functional

Research is my bread and butter. Relevant Tools/Methods:  Sketch for wireframing, Invision for prototyping, and Illustrator for data visualization. Also familiar with SWOT analysis, A/B testing, and Axure.

Years of managing biochemistry labs has honed my ability to mine data and master Excel, Matlab, and a host of other data analysis software and languages. 

Relevant Tools/Methods: Excel, SQL, prototyping in Python (sometimes intense routines in C++ or Java), GitHub for saving/collaboration, and common linear regression models. Also familiar with Tableau and cluster analysis.