Joshua Butler, Designer in New York, NY, United States
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Joshua Butler

Verified Expert  in Design


New York, NY, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 1, 2016

Joshua is a design lead who's been involved in the full life-cycle of digital product—discovery, ideation, detailed design, and delivery. His attention to detail and critical thinking has led him to own large-scale efforts that involve transforming client work into strategic product experiences.


Work Experience

Freelance Design Consultant

2016 - 2106
FS Investments
  • Designed the visual look and feel for a marketing site for a financial company.
  • Created responsive variations of the site.
  • Built a pattern library.
  • Created design specs.
  • Consulted with client contacts for the best design practices.
Technologies: Sketch

Senior Designer

2015 - 2016
  • Acted as the lead designer for both the interaction and visual design for an enterprise billing platform.
  • Did user and stakeholder interviews.
  • Independently wrote several new business proposals.
  • Participated in workshops.
  • Secured business with the company Moleskine.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch

Senior UX Consultant

2014 - 2015
Lab 49
  • Worked as the sole visual designer for trading software for a variety of companies.
  • Pitched a project for an energy company that ultimately won us their business.
Technologies: Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator

Senior Product Designer

2013 - 2014
  • Worked as the visual lead on a 10-month smartphone project.
  • Designed several apps for both iOS and Android.
  • Worked as the initial designer on ustwo's Android Wear watch faces.
  • Created the best practices guidelines for building ustwo's Android Wear watch faces.
Technologies: Whiteboarding, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Visual Designer

2010 - 2013
  • Acted as the lead visual designer on Fjord's Citibank Account for a two year period. Multiple projects including their first iPad app, smartphone apps, and responsive websites.
  • Worked as the first visual designer to work in the NYC office.
  • Created soley a pitch that won Fjord an account with the NFL.
  • Acted as the sole consultant working with Audible to deliver a new Android app.
  • Worked on the website and branding of a calling card service.
  • Created prototypes in After Effects and Keynote.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop
2003 - 2006

Master of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design

Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA, USA


Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Photo, Adobe CC, Sketch 3, Sketch, Adobe, Apple Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint, InVision, Affinity Designer, Adobe After Effects


Web, Android, Mobile, iOS, MacOS




User Interface (UI), PowerPoint Design, Responsive, Whiteboarding, Websites, Visual Design, Art Direction, Interaction Design (IxD), Content Management Systems (CMS), User Testing, Design Research, Prototyping, 3D Modeling, Wireframing, 3D Animation

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