I Make Digital Beautiful.
I’m a creative front-end developer and designer.
Who is This Guy?
I’ve been designing, building, updating, working with clients, working with teams, and all around, making websites happen since 2010.
Throughout my career in web development, I’ve had a front-row seat to the ever-evolving landscape of technology. From fleeting fads to trends that became industry standards, I’ve witnessed it all. However, what truly energizes me about this field isn’t just staying up-to-date with the latest frameworks or buzzwords; it’s the dynamic community and the ever-present opportunities for problem-solving. Working alongside innovative minds and tackling diverse challenges keeps my work engaging and my skills razor-sharp.
I work with design, UX, UI, and front-end development. I love making websites easy to use and look really neat.
Making the Magic Happen
What I do
There’s no such thing as being good at “Web Development.” The industry is much too broad. So here’s a list of areas of web development where I have excelled and the tools l like to use. Let’s see if it fits your team.
Tools I Use
Skills and Languages
Though my skill set now spans across digital tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, my roots lie in the tactile medium of paper and pencil. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000, initially fueled by a passion for fine art. Over time, I discovered that what captivated me most about art was its incredible power to communicate, guide, and structure human experience. This realization led me to my current love affair with user interface design, where I can merge artistic intuition with digital functionality.
Long before the term ‘User Experience’ or ‘UX’ became industry jargon, I was already deeply involved in crafting intuitive and user-friendly digital environments. These early experiences were a testament to the art of creating seamless interactions between websites, clients, and end-users. Today, I’m thrilled that UX has finally gained the recognition and structured approach it merits. After all, a stellar user experience is never a happy accident — it’s a meticulous craft that demands attention to detail.
HTML & CSS
With over a decade of hands-on experience in mastering HTML and CSS, I’ve become adept at navigating their ever-changing landscapes. From mastering the foundational techniques to staying ahead of the curve with the latest tricks and intricacies, I’ve honed my skills to a level where I can confidently say I’ve tamed the complexities these markup languages have to offer.
In the early stages of my career, I cut my teeth as a Drupal developer before branching out to explore a diverse range of other Content Management Systems — all powered by PHP. This extensive exposure has equipped me with a versatile skill set. Whether it’s crafting functions or iterating through arrays, I can confidently go toe-to-toe with seasoned PHP developers.
While WordPress and Drupal may be the reigning champions in the CMS arena, my experience doesn’t stop there. I’ve also built engaging digital experiences using a variety of other platforms, including Craft, ModX, Shopify, BigCommerce, WebFlow, and Squarespace. And that’s just scratching the surface; there’s likely a platform or two that I’ve dabbled in and forgotten to mention!
Selected Client Works
I worked with the client, designers, and other developers to create this fresh site for NCWIT.Project Details
Stites & Harbison
On a team of front-end developers. Utilizing Tailwind, WebPack, Twig, and the Craft CMS.Project Details
Worked with the client and our designer to develop this greenfield project from the ground up.Project Details
Josh was exceptional at Claremont. Although he was only tasked with design maintenance of our corporate website, he quickly learned HAML, SASS, and Ruby on Rails to allow our development team to utilize his talents in all of our applications. He’s a quick learner, has a top-notch work ethic, and pays attention to detail. It’d be a pleasure to work with Josh again.
Culture Foundry – Chief Technology Officer
Josh has an impeccable eye for design, and his style is clean and modern, with great attention to detail. Along with his excellent design ability, Josh is a welcome teammate and is always willing to help, whether it be perfecting a design, teaching co-workers new techniques, or helping to improve department processes. Josh always goes above and beyond to give clients their perfect website and always puts in the extra time to do so. I am constantly impressed by how much effort Josh puts into learning new coding languages and different CMS platforms. The only thing I don’t like about Josh is that he’s no longer on my team.
Page 1 Solutions – UX/UI Designer and Developer
I’ve worked with many graphic and web designers across several companies, and Josh is by far the best I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He consistently delivers clean, attractive designs and has all the code chops you’d never expect from such a good graphics guy. Josh is an incredible asset to any team.
Claremont Information Systems – Chief Executive Officer