Soul-full Wonder

Developing relevant brands, designing beautiful print & directing usable websites to speak into culture.

Josh has a unique gift of drawing out the essence and heart of an artist with calm thoughtful leading. He played an essential roll of making the daunting and overwhelming task of branding simple, methodical and actually pretty fun. Josh helped me define what is truly important and valuable for me to focus on and work towards; he is brilliant at helping others define ambiguous goals and find vision. Jennifer Elin Hogan, EverWhim Photos
I really like this brochure and I am more excited about this cruise than I have ever, ever been about a cruise. WOW. Cynthia Swindoll, Insight For Living
...Looks really great. Your work is so solid. Peter Thomsen,
Can't say enough about our experience with Josh. We were working with this company on promoting our cruises and special events prior to his joining the team and while we were happy with the results and branding experiences - Josh really brought it to a whole new level and a consistency to our branded events that we didn't have previously. Can't recommend him enough! Derek Spirk, Michael W. Smith Group
Joshua went above-and-beyond in his creative thinking, professionalism, and personal objective. His work is both experienced and up-to-date. I would recommend Joshua to any company that wants a phenomenal product at a reasonable cost. Rebekah Pogue, Eagle Castle Winery
Joshua does fantastic work and is great to work with. He takes ownership of projects and adds his creativity to make products better than planned. David Jay, Showit
Josh excels at the implementation of brand strategy. He translates ideas into collateral that accurately portrays the values of the company. Josh can manage a clear vision of the brand across all mediums - print, digital and video. Brett Hutchinson, Personality
Josh is a great designer and is a pleasure to work with. He pours into his work and does nothing half-heartedly. With his finger constantly on the pulse of culture and industry, Josh's work continues to prove beautiful and effective. Nate Sees, Sparrow Visual Design
Josh took us through a very unique process and was able to dig deep into the heart of our organization to come up with a unique branding that characterized us perfectly…He really has a way of capturing the true essence of what our organization is all about. John Alvarado, Reflect Ministries
Joshua is an absolute professional. He is bright, creative, insightful, and best of all - a good listener. He's perceptive and produces work that goes way beyond what the client expects. He's very conscientious and hard working. I would hire Joshua again in a minute. John White, InsectLore

More of the Who behind the What

The Path to Here: Armed with my Apple Centris 650, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a mountain bike, and a freshman enthusiasm for design I embarked in 1993 upon a journey to Oregon for an education in how to think creatively. The sunglasses were a total waste. After graduating, I accepted a design job at Hume Lake Christian Camps, one of the largest youth-driven Christian Camps in the United States. Since then I’ve filled the roles of designer, writer, photographer, director and brand manager (not all at the same time)—spending every moment learning the language of visual design and clear communication. I use words and photos to share ideas with others, design meaningful and compelling content for businesses, and innovate change wherever I go. I live to make things better.

You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Quirks & Insights: I tell stories backwards. I have amazing friends, and I keep them. Learning something new brightens a day. I’m a warm listener. My favorite books are a mess of underlines, circles, highlights and personal notes. I’m deeply honest. I don’t often cook. Good espresso reminds me of Italy. I question until I understand. Old maps stop me in my tracks. I relax by wandering in forests, swimming in lakes, playing in rivers and hiking in mountains. I love black licorice. I’m an encourager. I long to have a dog buddy again. Making others laugh is an unspoken goal. Most mornings I hit snooze 3 times. I’m a really hard worker. I keep secrets well. I’m somewhat ponderous. I play in the deep end of the pool. I often care too much. I can admit when I’m wrong. Good books = lost sleep. I still look people in the eyes and say ‘hello’ in public. I lived inside the Sequoia National Park for over 10 years. I’ve lost all my grandparents. I hate being in the limelight. I’m an adventurer, but not a big risk-taker. I prefer to hear everything, process, then respond. I’ve never owned a house. I have to finish things I start. I seldom wear bright colors. My mind is never still. I could eat peanut butter forever, but cookies are my favorite food.

Personality Facets:

  • INTJ (Myers Briggs)
  • Connector & Maven (The Tipping Point)
  • Intellection, Relator, Learner, Input & Empathy (Strengthsfinder)
  • 100% Harmonizer, 97% Achiever, 87% Persister, 59% Dreamer, 54% Energizer, 26% Catalyzer (Your Unique Design)