about Josh

I'm a Frontend Engineer based out of Iowa City, IA working at Makeswift. I am passionate about making creative tools that are sexy and fast.

When I am not working, I like to find meaning in faith, mental clarity in writing, and self expression in illustration .

But if I am honest I am not always productive, and sometimes I just skateboard, snowboard, or make drinks with friends.

Oh yeah, I am in love with my wife Izzy and have a cool cat named Thomas!

my timeline


ðŸĄ - Bought a house and decided to stay in Iowa City long term
ðŸ‘Ļ🏞‍ðŸ’ŧ - Joined Makeswift


ðŸŽĻ - Started learning illustration and shared my progression
✏ïļ - Created a blog and wrote about job searching


ðŸ‘Ļ🏞‍ðŸ’ŧ - Joined Clearcover
ðŸ˜ģ - Was unemployed for two months
👋 - Left my job because of how they treated a friend
ðŸĪŠ - Worked intermittently on a bunch of things
ðŸ˜ŧ - Got a cat named Thomas (his current nickname is Pompous)


💍 - Got married to Izzy Wootonn
📈 - Started Graze Analytics with a friend
ðŸ‘Ļ🏞‍ðŸ’ŧ - Joined Digital Diagnostics full time
📚 - Graduated college from the University of Iowa


ðŸ‘Ļ🏞‍ðŸ’ŧ - Interned at Digital Diagnostics
ðŸ‘Ļ🏞‍ðŸ’ŧ - Worked on some time tracking software for All American Concrete inc
ðŸĪ“ - Completed The Odin Project

Contact me at

my reddit accountmy codepen accountmy twitter accountmy github account