CD/XD/Technologist for hire

CD/XD/Technologist for hire

As a creative director I lead, nurture, grow, strategize, conceptualize and produce. As an experience designer I design product, events and environments with the research, users and culture clearly defining the lens by which design decisions are made. As a technologist I explore ways to leverage technology and development to further engage interaction. And at the intersection of these roles is where I push to build brand affection, deliver value and drive action.

As a creative director I lead, nurture, grow, strategize, conceptualize and produce. As an experience designer I design product, events and environments with the research, users and culture clearly defining the lens by which design decisions are made. As a technologist I explore ways to leverage technology and development to further engage interaction. And at the intersection of these roles is where I push to build brand affection, deliver value and drive action.

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Years ago, straight out of college, I started work at Compaq Computer Corp (purchased later by HP) with my first project being the creation of an online interactive 3D kids experience that would teach them what a PC was, how to operate it and ultimately how to create with it. During this time having a computer in a home was rare and only the cool kids had the at-home lightning speed of a 14.4 kbit/s modem. Oh the hurdles this presented. However, it was those challenges coupled with deep dives into human-computer interaction that hooked me and continues to drive my passion for design and technology and the impact it has on human behavior today.

Over the years I've had the great opportunity to be hands-on in the strategy, design, development and launch of a great variety of brands and products such as Bonnaroo, Alison Krauss, Sage Hospitality, OUYA, LiveNation, Entertainment Weekly, PinnacleHealth, Sony Records, Benjamin-Moore, Georgia-Pacific, Husqvarna Viking, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Halliburton and more.

I currently live in Phoenix, AZ Houston, TX Nashville, TN Harrisburg, PA Nashville, TN with my wife and 4 year old son.

Years ago, straight out of college, I started work at Compaq Computer Corp (purchased later by HP) with my first project being the creation of an online interactive 3D kids experience that would teach them what a PC was, how to operate it and ultimately how to create with it. During this time having a computer in a home was rare and only the cool kids had the at-home lightning speed of a 14.4 kbit/s modem. Oh the hurdles this presented. However, it was those challenges coupled with deep dives into human-computer interaction that hooked me and continues to drive my passion for design and technology and the impact it has on human behavior today.

WORK & COMMISSION INQUIRIES
josh@joshcole.com
(615) 945-3302

GENERAL
Design
Code
Strategy
Experience
Illustration
Photography

GENERAL
Design
Code
Strategy
Experience
Illustration
Photography

GENERAL
Design
Code
Strategy
Experience
Illustration
Photography

SOFTWARE
Adobe Suite
Sketch
Procreate
Sublime Text
Processing
TouchDesigner

LANGUAGES
English
HTML5 / CSS3
SCSS
Processing (java, .js)
Liquid (Shopify)

ALWAYS LEARNING
Everything above +
Houdini
Unreal Engine
Unity
Xcode