Hi there, I'm Josh! πŸ‘‹

A little about me...


Hi! I'm Josh, a UX Designer II at PlayStation based in the San Francisco Bay Area! 

Before I landed at PlayStation, I was the Design Lead for Internet Brands' Health Vertical, creating elegant yet functional experiences for amazing companies like WebMD and Demandforce.

Growing up, I always loved connecting with new people, traveling the world, and making people smile. Thus, I naturally leaned towards the interdisciplinary sciences and health field. I shadowed two dentists, clocked in 600+ hours at John Muir Medical Center as the Student Volunteer Supervisor, and was a Medical-Surgical & ICU intern at Sutter Davis Hospital. This all changed when I came across an article on Flipboard about β€œusability” and β€œempathy” in the production of user-centered apps.

My passion for Cognitive Science met my zeal for Product Design, leading me to devour everything related to Product (UI/UX) Design and eventually develop my own eye for design through projects and learnings. All my hard work came to fruition when I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cognitive Science with emphases in Neuroscience and Design (HCI) and a minor in Psychology! My unique background in Cognitive Science and UX coupled with my keen understanding of users and empathy-driven approach allow me to solve problems and design solutions in a holistic way.

My Design Values

❀️‍πŸ”₯ Passion at the Core
I love what I do. The whole design process is invigorating. My creativity knows no bounds. It allows me to connect with other passionate people.
πŸ”‘ Collaboration is Key
Oftentimes, the best ideas are a culmination of many voices. Taking the time to listen and hear other people's thoughts and ideas prove to be important parts when creating thorough and holistic products.
πŸ’Ž Grit & Growth
My perseverance and my growth mindset are the keys to my success not only in the design process, but also in life. Just like Steph Curry said, "If you don't fall, how are you going to know what getting up is like?" 
😁 Be Human
I greatly value empathy and kindness in and out of the workplace. Embracing differing points of view and challenges with humility and curiosity welcome diversity and inclusivity in my work.

When I log off, you can find me...

🍡  Trying out new boba spots and matcha cafes
πŸ•Ή  Playing Video Games and climbing the ranked ladder 
Currently playing Overwatch, Valorant, Halo Infinite, and many more
✈️  Traveling the World (*on hold because of the pandemic 😭)
🍜  Slurpin' up a bowl of ramen or cooking one of Gordon Ramsay's YouTube recipes
🎧  Listening to new EDM music while exercising and lifting weights
πŸ“£  Rooting for my Bay Area sports teams (Go Niners, Giants, Warriors, and Sharks!)
🟣  Watching my favorite streamers on Twitch TV
πŸ“–  Reading up on the latest UX trends and browsing Medium
Currently reading up on Design Systems and Consequence Design

I'm thrilled you are here. 😊

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Joshua Abesamis

Product / UX / Visual Design

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