Josh Ryan Higgins

Designer & Creative Manager
Designer and creative manager focusing on designs and processes that balance customer needs, business goals, and employee wellness.
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Contact Info

  • Houston, Texas
  • joshryandesign.com
  • josh@joshryandesign.com

Software & Skills

Software
Adobe Creative Suite (Primarily Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Fresco) Procreate Microsoft Office Google G Suite Sketch Figma Wordpress Shopify
Additional Skills
HTML/CSS Digital Illustration Digital Photography Printmaking Apparel Design

Features & Awards

Featured On
Unmatched Style Awwwards FPO (For Print Only) HOW Magazine Print Magazine DesignTAXI HuffPost Forbes.com
Awards From
AAF Houston AIGA Houston Shopify

Work Experience

Mainline

Director of Creative Services
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Feb 2021 - Current

Directing a small team of graphic and motion designers to handle external client and internal company design needs. Developing systems, processes, and tools to streamline graphic production and build a cohesive brand. Serving on the company diversity and inclusion team.

Mainline

Sr. Designer, Creative Services
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Apr 2020 - Feb 2021

Designed branding, marketing materials, and broadcast packages for client's esports events. Oversaw freelance designers, motion graphics designers, and broadcast buildout. Developed initiatives to help fuel company culture and team building.

FanReact/Mainline

Sr. UX/UI Designer
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Dec 2017 - Apr 2020

Worked with a UX manager and developers to build flows and wireframes, created mockups based on those, and coordinated with QA to ensure proper implementation. Assisted senior leadership in sourcing and coordinating with an external studio on a rebrand.

Spindletop Design, LLC

Digital Designer & Developer
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Jan 2014 - Dec 2017

Collaborated with designers and creative directors on branding and web projects from concept through the execution and development. Implemented new tools and processes for design and development to deliver higher quality websites while cutting production time.

MMI Agency

Digital Designer & Developer
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Aug 2012 - Jan 2014

Collaborated with creative directors, account managers, and PR directors on developing and executing digital projects and integrated media campaigns. Assisted in the planning and execution of the inaugural ADcademy training program for future advertising professionals.

Education

Texas State University-San Marcos

Communication Design
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Jan 2007 - Dec 2010

Completed coursework in digital design, advertising, illustration, branding/identity, printmaking, and photography.