Joseph Coates, Founder

Designer

Catonsville, Maryland, US

Joseph is looking to join a startup

Joseph is looking to join a startup

Can commit to working

30 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Non-Profit Technology Healthcare

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Design
User Experience
Strategy
Business Development
Managing People
Product Management
Marketing
Technical
Sales
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Joseph

I'd like to partner with another entrepreneur as a director or VP of design. Alternatively, as a design consultant freelancer.

I have worked as an award winning graphic designer, art director, interface designer, interaction designer, developer, and a design professor at various universities.
My strength is coming in early before the startup messes up the brand with poor design decisions. Colors, type, UX, UI, product design and packaging all matter. Many startups make some poor choices because they did not think design was part of the product or service but more decorative. Design should be a fore-thought, not an after-thought.
Well, we know now, it is not decorative but an important part of any startup strategy.

Quote

“The only way you will ever do something new is by doing something that isn’t yet proven to work” - @RogerLMartin

Education

Rhode Island School of Design

Design

- 1991

California Institute of the Arts

Fine Art

- 1988

Academy if Fine Art, Krakow, Poland

Fulbright Fellowship, Design

- 1993