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josh higgins

Josh Higgins

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MENLO PARK CA

Currently a manager for the Communication Design team at Facebook, Josh recently concluded his role as Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign. As the Design Director, Josh built and led the design team for the historic 2012 political campaign in which the web, design, and technology played a pivotal role. The responsibility of Josh and the team was to design the Obama 2012 campaign both online and offline. A main focus of his was to create a uniform message and consistent visual language across all mediums. With roots in both advertising and graphic design, Josh’s work has earned him national honors. Josh dedicates a percentage of his time to social causes. Finding creative ways to support them has manifested into successful exhibits and charitable projects, like The Hurricane, So-Cal and Haiti Poster Projects, in addition to lecture series with photographers, designers and film makers with proceeds donated to various charitable organizations.

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THOUGHTS ON THE
STATE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

I feel both optimistic and pessimistic about the future of our community. Here is why. I feel that increasingly design is being understood in the effects it can have in the world when done well. I am optimistic that this trend will continue. With this comes a brighter spotlight that attracts folks wanting to get into the field. Many without proper training. This coupled with the soft[ware] and hardware available to everyone makes it easy to produce uninformed design. I am pessimistic that this trend will continue.

Favorite Color?
Black

Favorite Typeface?
Trade Gothic

Favorite App?
Instagram

Favorite TV Show?
Seinfeld

Favorite Book?
The Tipping Point

Favorite Movies?
Bar Fly

Favorite Musician or Band?
Jawbreaker

Favorite Fine Artist?
Thomas Campbell

Favorite Gadget?
iPhone

Bookmarked Websites?
This isn't happiness, Eight Hour Day, Swiss Miss, Design.Work.Life.

Talent You Wished You Possessed?
To be able to play piano

Greatest Strength as a Designer?
Ideation

Biggest Weakness as a Designer?
Illustration skills

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