Josh Kim is a co-researcher, co-designer, and co-developer of inclusive experiences peace sign

IAAP Certified Professional in Web Accessibility and Senior Designer at Ad Hoc servicing Veterans Affairs. View my online resume for more sauce

How can I best serve you?

Hire me

3 reasons in less than 3 minutes to hit me up (or not).

Mentorship

I don't bite. Schedule a call with me on calendly.

Pro bono

Let's team up to help people, no strings attached.

anchor Why Hire Me?

Here's 3 reasons to hire me in 3 minutes or less.

  1. 6+ years of interdisciplinary design work

    I've led discovery teams at the CIA and USDA, designed responsive travel experiences at Amtrak, and improved accessibility at Veterans Affairs and SNHU.

    Government NDAs can't block my pro bono projects or my colleagues' glowing testimonials.

  2. Design educator, evangelist, and volunteer

    I'm all about democratizing the design community from paying mentorship forwards to calling out exclusion when I see it.

    As a volunteer, I've paved accessibility efforts at AIGA DC and inclusively screened talks for the DotGov Design Conference.

    I’ve also written design ethics course material at the University of Virginia and have taught at James Madison University, Carnegie Mellon, MICA, and Virginia Tech.

    Check out my articles and talks.

  3. Grounded in ethics, accessibility, and inclusion

    Dealbreaker time.

    1. I'm not an expert, because I can't represent the diversity of the human experience. There's too much I don't know. That's why I design with, I don't design for. Teamwork makes the dreamwork.
    2. My process doesn't start with a rectangle, because the best interface is usually no interface at all. Instead, I start with people.
    3. Boring before magic. I won't design for delight until everyone has a foot in the door.
    4. I will never do work that deceives, manipulates, or hurts people. Honesty, transparency, and ethical duty are non-negotiable.

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Get to know what it's like to work with me.

  • Josh is not only a brilliant UX designer, but also an inspiring leader. He serves as a mentor to 20+ designers, and he always makes time for creating and fostering authentic connections with his teams, users, and clients. I highly recommend Josh!

    Desislava Dancheva, UX Designer at Apple
  • Josh is a world-class UX designer, and a consummate ethicist. I was always impressed with his commitment to his guiding values and morals. I'll be following Josh's career trajectory closely because I have no doubt that he will continue to meaningfully change the world around him for the better.

    Cameron Harris, Senior Consultant at Deloitte
  • I had the utmost pleasure in working with Josh. I was impressed by his vigor in advocating for inclusive design and his ability to deliver the story behind our designs to clients. Josh would be a tremendous asset to any team.

    Shing Zhang, Senior UX Consultant at Salesforce
  • Josh is a self-taught UX prodigy, an intrinsically ethical accessibility champion, and a truly inclusive human being. He was a genuine advocate of Junior Designers while he worked at Deloitte and routinely went out of his way to include them in social events and professional opportunities. Josh was, and always will be, the designer I look to for direction and advice, and I consider myself lucky for having met him at Deloitte.

    Zoltan Gyulasi, UX Designer at Deloitte Digital
  • Josh’s passion for UX design and accessibility is infectious and has actually influenced me to pursue a career in the space. There are few instances where I’ve been privileged enough to meet someone so well suited for their work and Josh is the epitome of just that.

    Daniel Baek, BTA at Deloitte