Josh Kim's Resume

Remote researcher, designer, and accessibility specialist.

  • Currently a Senior Designer and Accessibility Specialist at Ad Hoc.
  • Previously a UX Researcher and Designer at Deloitte Digital.


SMB Loans, US Digital Response (USDR)

UX and Accessibility Designer - Present

Designed an eligibility questionnaire which helped small business owners quickly understand and take steps towards financial relief. Served as an in-house accessibility specialist.

Government Agency, Deloitte, Redacted

Lead UX Researcher and Designer -

Led the inclusive redesign of a .gov’s job search experience to increase top-talent STEM candidate applications.

  • Used Maximum Variation Sampling (MVS) inspired by the Matrix of Oppression, mixed-methods research, and participatory design with accessibility champions to mitigate unconscious exclusion.
  • Completed analysis of 10 interviews and 500+ work activity notes by leading the facilitation of a Work Activity Affinity Diagram (WAAD) activity with 20+ members of the project team.
  • Output personas, journey maps, and user stories through behavioral mapping exercises informed by contextual stories from the WAAD.
  • Designed a WCAG 2.1 AA compliant career application flow which included 100+ high-fidelity wireframes in Sketch and clickable prototypes in InVision.
  • Reduced average time to application from several minutes to less than 30 seconds.

Southern New Hampshire University, Deloitte

Accessibility Designer -

Guided Southern New Hampshire University in creating an accessible website for student applications.

  • Identified and corrected over 100+ accessibility issues and introduced long lasting improvements including persistent labeling and calm error validation.
  • Wrote accessibility criteria into user stories for developers to reference and write test cases.

Government Agency, Deloitte, Redacted

Lead UX Researcher -

Led a design and research audit on a government agency’s self-service technology portal.

  • Discovered that more than 95% of the portal’s intended users had abandoned usage through snowball sampling and participatory research which led to a multimillion extension of the project.
  • Identified and provided recommendations for over 50+ accessibility and usability issues.
  • Created a small, robust design system and pattern library inspired by Alla Kholmatova’s work.

Government Agency, Deloitte, Redacted

UX Researcher and Designer -

Tasked to prioritize stakeholder needs and evaluate current-state design and architecture for a premier .gov website.

  • Documented 100+ usability issues using UI Tenets and Traps and led an atomic UI inventory audit.
  • Interviewed 18+ stakeholders amongst 6+ offices, led the analysis and coding of 800+ lines of anecdotal data, and created a digital affinity map to help facilitate a prioritization workshop.
  • Created a provisional information architecture for the client based on stakeholder interviews and card-sorting activities with end users.


Virginia Tech -

B.S., Business Information Technology with a minor in Business Leadership and Computer Science.

Mentored by Kim Gausepohl, Ph.D, AUXP as a UX intern at NIS.


  • Design in Sketch, Figma, Principle, Balsamiq, and Photoshop using Invision, Miro, and Abstract.
  • Research methods include Heuristic Evaluations, Diary Studies, User Interviews, Card Sorting, Affinity Mapping, Thematic Analysis, Participatory Design Workshops, and more.
  • Development in HTML5, CSS, and Bootstrap. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP, and SQL.
  • Specialist in accessibility audits, disability rights, WCAG 2.0-2.2, WAI-ARIA 1.1, and inclusive design. Testing with VoiceOver, NVDA, JAWS, and other assistive technologies.


  • Opal App

    Invited Speaker, Inclusive Design Workshop,

  • University of Virginia

    Guest Lecturer, CS 4501 Usability Engineering,

  • Springboard

    UX/UI Design Mentor, - Present

  • University of Virginia

    Panel Speaker, CS 3205 HCI,

  • Deloitte

    Guest Lecturer, Design Fellowship Program, -

  • National Intelligence University

    Speaker, IVMG Annual Conference,

  • James Madison University

    Guest Judge, SMAD Design Challenge,

  • Virginia Tech

    Speaker, IISE,

  • Carnegie Mellon University

    Guest Lecturer, IS Capstone,