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Joshua Flores

Research. Design. Code.

I'm a designer and web developer with a background in instructional design. I value simplicity, collaboration with others, and getting things done quickly. Check out what I've been up to below.

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About Me

I've always been the person people can come to when they need help creating something. I started out as an instructional designer working for FIVE GUYS (yes, the burger place) and eventually found my way into working in design and web development.

Most of my time now is spent helping people create products for the web. I enjoy problem solving, learning along the way, and getting things out the door.

Here's what I do:

instructional designinstructional video creationemployee trainingweb developmentux researchUI designux writing

My Creative Process

1. ListenGood designers don't talk, they ask questions and listen. During this phase I want to find out everything I can to help better inform my design decisions.
2. DesignThis is where I translate what I've learned into mockups of an actual product. The designs at this point aren't meant to be perfect - they're meant to be conversation starters.
3. BuildThis is where I put it all together, delivering work in small chunks and soliciting frequent feedback. This process continues until we're ready to pull the trigger and ship.

Technical skills

Here are some technologies I've become familiar with while building products:


Gotta have markup at some point if you want a website


Makes websites look nice!


Programming language for front and back-end web development


Front-end Javascript library for building user interfaces


React-based framework for building lightning fast static sites


The world's most popular website builder


Open source content management system


Source code management


Everyone's favorite server OS that just won't quit


Server-side web development language


Relational database management system

Featured Projects


I really can't stand recipe websites so I created my own with an emphasis on brevity and an awesome user experience. This site uses Gatsby as a static site generator, with the content coming in from Contentful as a CMS. It's been quite a hit and receives around 6,500 page views per month.

ReactGatsbyMaterial-UIContentfulNetlifyPlausible AnalyticsAlgolia Search


There are many to-do apps out there but this one is mine! It's a fully functional task tracking app that allows you to add tasks, categories, and add notes to each task. It also persists data in your browser so you can use it on a daily basis.

JavascriptWebpackSemantic UINetlify

Valley Heat Podcast

After getting into this podcast, I noticed it had no official website so I reached out to the creator and it turns out he was having a hard time getting the site to look the way he wanted with Wordpress. After stepping in, I had a functioning website for his show that met his design aesthetic in less than a month.


Drippple CMS

I created a CMS using the traditional LAMP stack as an exercise for learning PHP. Drippple is a fully functioning blogging platform with the ability to manage users and content.


My Last Boss Was an English Teacher.org

Self-hosted a Drupal instance on my own server so I could learn more about the plaform for future projects. Site features include friendly URLs, SEO optimization, and taxonomy for organizing and repurposing content.

LinuxNginxPHPMariaDBDrupalDigital Ocean Server
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Contact Details

Want to get in touch? I look forward to hearing from you.

Washington Metropolitan Area, United States
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