About
Josh is a designer, art director, and burgeoning educator based in Chicago, IL who recently received his MDes from the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago he worked as an art director in Cleveland, OH. Josh designs with an eye towards craft, ephemerality, distortion, chance operation, and the interplay of analog and digital modes of production and specializes in print design, publication design, branding, campaign conception and execution, printmaking, JavaScript (p5.js and basil.js), bookbinding, illustration, and a bit of web design.


Education
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL
MDes Graphic Design
2019-2021

Ohio University
Athens, OH
BFA Graphic Design
Business Minor
2009-2021


Work Experience
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL
Adjunct Instructor
Fundamentals of Visual Design
September 2021—Present

Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
Adjunct Instructor
Type 1
August 2021—Present

UIC School of Design
Chicago, IL
Instructor
Foundations Color Theory
January 2020—Present

UIC College of Architecture, Design and the Arts
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design
June 2020—May 2021

UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design
Illinois 2020 Census
December 2019—June 2020

Marcus Thomas
Cleveland, OH
Designer / Art Director
December 2013—July 2019

Vicarel Studios
Denver, CO
Designer
October 2017—July 2019

AIGA Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Community Outreach Committee
June 2018—July 2019