Overview

At Gusto, I was the main IC on the design system. I drove the end-to-end component design process, from research to implementation, including writing most of the technical documentation on the doc site. I wrote in detail about my process and published it in the Gusto Design publication on Medium here. Some of the components I designed and helped build were Timeline, Autocomplete, Stepper, Datefield, and FileDropField.

Timeline component

Timeline is a group of steps in a prescribed order with statuses that reflect progress.

The payroll setup timeline screen with the timeline component showing the user's progress
Timeline inside of the Gusto web app

Autocomplete component

Autocomplete provides fast filtering of large datasets through live search results based on user input.

The tax setup screen with the word business typed into the autocomplete field and a list of suggestions below the field
Autocomplete inside of the Gusto web app

What my peers are saying

Feedback I collected from my teammates at Gusto. I encourage you to reach out to them as references.

"Josh is every engineer's dream to work with. During my time on Design Systems [team], I saw so many great things come from Josh joining the team. He leveled up our team processes in a few ways. He standardized our design spec format and made it much easier for engineers to follow thereby saving us a good chunk of time. He improved our process for documenting our accessibility guidance and citations on our documentation. He takes the initiative on new components in multiple ways: Gathering feedback from product designers, prototyping the component so he can speak to a more technical perspective of the component, and lastly, coming up with a ton of potential use cases to ensure the component will support them. Josh was an absolute pleasure to work with and I'd highly recommend him as a designer."

- Jordan Cutler, Software Engineer at Gusto

"Josh is a talented and detail-oriented designer, but his greatest asset is his ability to inspire. In the design community work he does, and as a teammate, Josh is humble, and his passion for design is palpable. Working with Josh at Gusto, I was constantly impressed and inspired by the amount of care and detail Josh put into research and documentation and his natural ability to work with engineers and make technical contributions."

- Ben Lister, Sr. Product Designer at Gusto