Never Be Closing

About Joe. I live in Seattle, but I’m from Omaha, Nebraska. I see more movies in the theater than anyone I know. I love Taco Bell.

I tend to think of design as the most personal of things: a way of reaching goals, making decisions, managing relationships, communicating, learning — just negotiating our everyday lives. I’ve had some fun as a graphic designer, but many of the most satisfying moments of my life have been as a teacher, watching students learn new things about themselves and each other in the midst of the design process.

I have a Master of Design degree from the University of Washington, where I’m teaching a few classes. Soon, I’m hoping to also teach design and digital literacy to middle schoolers somewhere in Seattle. Some day, I’d like to work for LEGO Education.

I’m watching Halt and Catch Fire⁴, Bachelor in Paradise, CrashCourse Sociology, and Calling Bullshit, reading The Passion Project and my Instapaper queue, and listening to Das Komplex and Tor: Blue Book.

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Updated September 12, 2017. More resume stuff. Photo from UW Design 2016.