JoshuaJohnson

Phoenix, Az

Senior Quality manager at Tuts+. I'm also a writer, editor, designer, developer, and all around Internet geek.

Experience

  • Quality Manager
    Phoenix, AZ
    Jan 2013 - Present
    Tuts+
    I oversee qualitative expectations and content strategy for a staff of 20+ editors who in turn manage hundreds of content authors. I created this role at Tuts+ and have implemented several unprecedented quality-related benchmarks and improvements.
  • Senior Editor

    Oct 2009 - Present
    Design Shack
    I was the senior editor of Design Shack, an online magazine focused on current/emerging design trends and technology. This site contains years of design-related discussions and tutorials written largely by myself and has an audience of over 30,000 daily readers (a following I built from the ground up).
  • Senior Editor
    Phoenix, AZ
    Jul 2012 - Jan 2013
    Mactuts+
    I started this site for Tuts+ and grew it from zero to between 30,000-50,000 daily page views. I managed a team of around thirty authors and published daily Mac-related tutorials.
  • Senior Editor

    Jul 2010 - Jun 2012
    Mac.AppStorm.net
    I managed a team of over 30 writers and published daily original content relating to Apple and the overall computing industry. This site had an audience of over 40,000 daily readers.
  • Art Director
    Phoenix, Az
    Jan 2004 - Apr 2011
    Catapult Marketing
    Continuous design work and brand building for several major nation-wide brands and retailers. Focus was primarily on co-marketing (i.e. shopper marketing) campaigns in conjunction with a given brand and retailer.

    Notable Brands: Mars Pet (Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar, etc), Mars Candy (M&M’s Snickers, etc.), Splenda, Johnson & Johnson, Central Life Sciences Pet Products (Adams, Bio-Spot, Comfort Zone)

    Notable Retailers: Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Fry’s, and Safeway.
  • Official News Correspondent
    Phoenix, AZ
    Jul 2010 - Present
    KTAR - Radio Station
    Frequent on-air interviews relating to technological developments, particularly those relating to Apple.
  • Phoenix, AZ
    Jan 2004 - Present
    Freelance Design
    I take on a full range of projects including church promotional materials, band promotion and web design, business card/logo design and 3D modeling.
  • Phoenix, AZ
    Photography
    I'm a wedding and portrait photographer/videographer. A small sample of my photographs can be seen here: http://500px.com/secondfret

Education

  • B.S. in Global Business (Marketing)

    Arizona State University - W.P. Carey
    Graduated with highest possible honors (Suma Cum Laude)