Joshua Lepley

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ART + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WILLIAMSPORT PA

Joshua Lepley is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Art + Creative Director whose body of work encompasses branding, graphic, visual and product design. Joshua’s innate understanding of typography, color theory, conceptual development, User Interface and User Experience principles coupled with his keen eye for aesthetics, directly correlate to his ability to produce relevant design products for design labs, brands and agencies. Joshua currently freelances from his studio situated in the mountains of Pennsylvania; with plans being laid to relocate to the Greater New York City area. Never constrained by location, Joshua’s work has reached clients in all corners of the United States and has been recognized by Swiss Miss, GDUSA, Communication Arts, PSFK, Fast Co. Design, The Dieline and many others. He has collaborated with clients including Citi Group, Vogue Eyewear, Banana Republic, and Altec Lansing among a host of other noteworthy and recognizable brands.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A YOUNG DESIGNER JUST STARTING OUT?

Never give up, find your unique style and learn to use criticism as fuel for success. Also, be nice!

HOW DOES WHERE YOU WERE BORN, GREW UP OR LIVE NOW EFFECT YOUR DESIGN SENSIBILITY OR STYLE?

The world around me and the way I view it is reflected in my work. The mountains where I live have an affect, but so might the grill of a car, the layout of a road sign or roaming through an antique store. Inspiration is everywhere.

FAVORITE COLOR?
White

FAVORITE TYPEFACE?
Myriad and Bodoni

FAVORITE APP?
Instagram

FAVORITE WEBSITES?
Best Made Co., The Dieline

FAVORITE TV SHOW?
I haven’t had cable for three years

FAVORITE BOOKS?
I read blogs

FAVORITE MOVIES?
Zoolander, The Jerk

FAVORITE MUSICIANS OR BANDS?
Willie Nelson, Phish

FAVORITE FINE ARTISTS?
David Hockney, Joel Monty

GREATEST STRENGTH?
Passion

TALENT YOU WISHED YOU POSSESSED?
Developing skills

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I have no clue

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Be optimistic

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