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 about design as the most per­sonal of things: a way of reach­ing goals, making deci­sions, man­ag­ing rela­tion­ships, com­mu­ni­cat­ing — 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 now 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. More resume stuff here.

Cur­rently, I’m watch­ing . Casual³ and . The Bach­e­lorette, and reading . The Kingdom and the Power.

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Updated May 25th. Photo from the UW Design Stu­dents 2016 site.