Josh co-designs equitable, anti-ableist experiences
Managing Staff Designer at Ad Hoc and IAAP CPWA leading accessibility beyond compliance at VA.gov.
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Why Hire Me?
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10+ years of interdisciplinary design work
I've led discovery teams at the CIA and USDA, designed responsive travel experiences at Amtrak, and am currently guiding inclusive research and accessibility strategy at Ad Hoc and Veterans Affairs.
NDAs can't block my pro bono projects or my colleagues' glowing testimonials.
Design educator, evangelist, and volunteer
I'm all about democratizing the design community from paying mentorship forward 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 given talks at the US Digital Service, Carnegie Mellon, Code for America Summit, and Inclusive Design 24.
Grounded in ethics, accessibility, and inclusion
- I'm not an expert, because I can't represent the diversity of the human experience. I design with, I don't design for.
- My process doesn't start with a rectangle, because the best interface is usually no interface at all.
- Boring before magic. I won't design for delight until everyone has a foot in the door.
- I will never do work that causes harm or manipulates people. Honesty, transparency, and ethics are non-negotiable.
I wouldn't buy a product without reviews, no cap.