Hey there, I'm Joseph.

Instructional Designer and UX Enthusiast

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Glad you’re here.

I’m a fan of design in all its forms and have a knack for managing projects and products. Over the years I’ve worked as an Instructional Designer, UX Designer, Project Manager, Product Manager and Digital Media Producer, however one thing remains the same: I’m on a mission to create simple, engaging, and valuable experiences. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hanging out with my grandparents, Dateline/48 Hours/Forensic Files/American Justice, sci-fi movies, secretly performing Beyoncé songs with my dog, and discussing life’s larger questions with friends and family.

People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. Simon Sinek


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Jack in the Box: Featured Projects

A brief summary of a few projects I’ve worked on at Jack.

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Interactive Scavenger Hunt Experience

My DesignLab team created an interactive way for New Children’s Museum guests to learn about new installations.

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Build: A Mobile Learning App

An app concept designed to help students enrolled in Qualcomm leadership classes capture their work, share ideas, and access course materials.

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UTalks Introduction Video

An introduction to Jack University’s “UTalks” video initiative.

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Online Linux Personal Learning Network

An online resource designed to help Sony system admins learn Linux systems administration.

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ChoiceLoop Website & Dashboards

In order to launch a new real estate service, ChoiceLoop needed a website, marketing materials, and backend dashboards.

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PPLPulse: Classroom Polling Simplified

An interactive web-app built to increase class engagement and assess students response.

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NPR API Instructional Tools

I spearheaded the creation of resources to help NPR member stations better understand how to use APIs.

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NPR Firecast Product Prototype

Firecast is meant to help NPR member stations optimize their breaking news coverage.

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NPR Snowmaggeddon Event Prototype

“Snowmaggeddon” was an event template which aided WAMU in their Snowquester 2013 coverage.

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Money and The Prince Illustrations

An illustrated Flash-based website created to help teach lessons from “The Prince.”

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Online Learning Module: Germs Defenders

This is an instructional design project I created to help teach kids about germs.

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Interactive Narrative: Basketball Scandal

An interactive narrative and video I created about a college basketball scandal.

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Interactive Narrative: 2012 Election Season

An interactive narrative featuring interviews about an upcoming election.

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NBC San Diego Clips

A few links to stories I wrote for NBC San Diego.

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The Daily Aztec Redesign

In the Fall of 2011 I oversaw the redesign of The Daily Aztec’s website.

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Wunderwelten iPad App

A video pitch for an iPad app developed on behalf of Haw Hamburg.


Liberated Strands Magazine

A graphic design project for Liberated Strands Magazine.

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The Daily Aztec Blogs

With the goal of boosting readership, I created and maintained a collection of online brands for my student paper.

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Zac Brac Portfolio Concept

A mini portfolio concept developed for a friend.


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