Josh Stevens BA (HONS)
Graphic Designer, Lettering Artist & Surfer
Hey, I’m Josh, a ridiculously creative designer that's relentlessly obsessed with letters.
I'm from Devon (South West UK) and have been based in Byron Bay (NSW Australia) for the last five years.
I studied Graphic Design in the UK for seven years, finishing up with a GCSE, National Diploma, Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree, all in Graphic Design. When I graduated from University in 2011, I was invited to exhibit my work at The New Designers Exhibition in London. New Designers is the UK's most important exhibition for emerging design talent and is run at The Business Design Centre in London over a course of three days. I also hold an AS-Level in Photography and a Diploma in Marketing & Communications and New Small Business Management.
With a full-time role at a fast-paced print and design studio, I gained valuable professional industry experience in both print and digital design. From client meetings and developing concepts, to print finishing and production. I’ve spent several years working on a variety of international magazines as an Editorial Graphic Designer and also within a Senior Graphic Designer role at a luxury real estate agency’s in-house studio.
Throughout my career I have had an intense passion for typography and lettering, I even developed dissertations and thesis's regarding the human perception of letterforms and functions of alphabets. All this intense admiration for letters naturally lead me to hand lettering and lettering art, which I have been practicing and integrating with my design work for three years now.
I apply my design skills to a variety of tasks, including but not limited to - corporate branding, logos, business cards, menus, editorials, social media, custom lettering, marketing, copy writing, posters, flyers and signage.
When I’m not busy designing in my studio, you’ll find me in the lineup somewhere, usually Main Beach.
Studying Graphic Design at School and college in the UK. Finishing up with a GCSE and National Diploma in Graphic Design with an A-Level in Photography.
Studying Graphic Design at University in the UK. Finishing up with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree and a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design.
Professionally practicing Graphic Design at various print and design studios in the UK, New Zealand and Australia as well as freelancing for a range of clients.