Hello! My name is Josh Crain. I have experience as a web designer, product designer, and front-end developer. Design allows me to make an impact through user advocacy, research, web standards, and code. Most recently, my professional interests have focused on how to deliver smart, reusable patterns in a design system. I’m also excited to explore the new possibilities of “static” publishing.
I want to spend a lot more time drawing, painting, and in my sketchbook. There are also other interesting things.
Sketches and studies
Digital, gouache, and watercolor. Some are new some are old. Some are slightly embarassing.
Plein Air Sketches
30 Jul 2019 — Some of my first paintings in Gouache were done outside.
29 Jul 2019 — I was introduced to Gouache, here are some of the first studies.
28 Jul 2019 — Digital art created with an iPad Mini and Procreate.
20 Mar 2020 — Happenings during the 12th week of 2020. Preparations for coronavirus, updates, and other thoughts.
Becoming a front-end master
15 Mar 2020 — Readings and exercises to guide me towards front-end mastery.
12 Mar 2020 — What I’ve been up to the 11th week of 2020.
27 Feb 2020 — What I’ve been up to the 9th week of 2020.
Love Bears All Things
13 Feb 2020 — A year ago for Valentine’s Day I made a couple bears in love. Illustration in CSS and HTML is completely unnecessary—but fun!
04 Feb 2020 — The Yamaha SHS-10 keytar is rendered in Adobe Illustrator. Created in about 2006.
What I’m Reading
27 Dec 2019 — Instead of thumbing through social media during the short moments of boredom I have been reading.
23 Dec 2019 — Notes on the tools, languages, publishing methods, and assets used in the production of this website.
28 May 2019 — That was the night I planned to run six but instead ended up on a gravel road in the middle of a twelve-mile loop...
I’d love to hear from you! To get in touch simply say hello here. My social medias can be found in the footer of this site, though I have been spending less and less time there.