Josiah Platt, Designer in Richardson, TX, United States
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Josiah Platt

Verified Expert  in Design


Richardson, TX, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 9, 2020

Josiah is an entrepreneur, product strategist, and UX/UI designer. He likes to solve complicated problems with thoughtful design, thinks about the user first, and has experience ranging from small personal websites to massive enterprise cyber-security platforms. In addition to design, Josiah is a front-end developer with more than 20 years of experience, equipped with a deep understanding of the development process, and the needs of modern, scalable architecture.


Work Experience


2018 - PRESENT
Vega Studio
  • Partnered with the original founders to rebrand and relaunch the agency under the name Vega. Contributed to the new site design and was responsible for 100% of the development of the current website.
  • Led the charge on a complex web-based data migration tool, and served as the sole designer on one of the largest client projects at the company.
  • Managed our team of developers on various complex web projects, and directed the team in user experience, design, development, and more.
  • Spearheaded an internal product effort to build a web-based fitness product that I designed.
Technologies: Slack, Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Sketch

Independent Consultant

1996 - PRESENT
  • Initially built websites in plain HTML for clients. Transitioned to using the technologies best suited for each project.
  • Consulted on a large variety of projects, from small-scale personal websites to feature-rich social network platforms and everything in-between.
  • Served in many roles in my independent work including a technical advisor, investor relations, product design, UX director, art director, and more.
Technologies: GitHub, Figma, Sketch

Director of User Experience

2017 - 2018
  • Designed and developed a multitude of internal-use microsites and applications for Cyxtera teams.
  • Designed and developed new websites for various Cyxtera products.
  • Designed and developed the beginnings of a design system to be used across multiple tools and products in the Cyxtera suite.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch

Technical Product Manager

2015 - 2017
  • Designed a new version of a product called Brainspace web, and wrote a large portion of the front-end markup.
  • Managed the internal development team responsible for the Brainspace web product, handling product strategy, user experience, and design.
  • Co-led the design efforts for a new version of the flagship Brainspace product.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch

Co-founder and President

2011 - 2015
  • Designed a concept augmented reality project for the iPhone 4 that we were told was not possible to build. We released a fully-functional prototype three months into the project.
  • Managed our internal development team and led the design efforts for our technology prototypes, marketing materials, and concepts.
  • Designed and managed an iPad application called Game View that allowed international football fans the ability to follow along with games in real-time with a patent-pending data-driven experience.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch