Hello, my name is Joseph.

I'm a product designer working in tech. I work with brilliant cross-functional partners to create thoughtful user experiences. I'm focused on designing responsible solutions that genuinely improve lives.

About me

📚 → Small biz entrepreneur / full-time creative professional

💸 → Fascinated by feminism and personal finance

👟 → Amateur runner, always improving

🧠 → Business-minded, always learning

🥘 → Probably enjoying Peruvian cuisine right now

What's happening?

Updated August 6, 2023

🩰 My partner and I opened a small business (a dance studio) in Central Florida! It’s been a privilege to work on this business with her. Opening a physical business presents all sorts of unfamiliar challenges—but we are learning so much!
🇵🇪 I’m tinkering with a small project to accompany my journey of cultural reconnection
✨ This microsite replaces my previous website, because I realized that less is better here, too. More links will be active soon.
🎧 Currently on repeat: Sudan Archives / Disclosure / Sault / Jungle

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Creative methodology

Designers are uniquely positioned to influence people’s lives and shape society. Therefore, good design must be responsible and thoughtful. In creating user experiences, I focus on building accessible solutions crafted for long- term, positive social impact. I do this by leveraging UX research and driving deep cross-functional collaboration.

Causes I'm supporting

I believe I have a responsibility to promote and empower the people doing society's most impactful work. I'm privileged to be able to redirect 3% of my monthly income to an array of organizations whose work I value. Beginning in July 2022, 1% will go directly to abortion funds and organizations fighting for women's rights. Each month I choose the remaining 2% from a mix of the following large orgs, and several smaller ones:


What I’m reading

Currently reading or rereading

Next up

Recently completed

Company of One → Lots to learn from this one about solopreneurship and individual skill growth. Nice read for the entrepreneurially-inclined.
Because Internet → Fascinating read on the evolution of language in the Internet era
Dollars and Sense → Great read on the psychology of money. Formatted as a series of story-like case studies, each paired with an analysis of the character's decision-making.
Choose FI → Lots of valuable frameworks for thinking about personal finance.
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? → Helped stretch my understanding of the patriarchy; challenged many of my assumptions about socioeconomics.
I Will Teach You to be Rich → Another personal finance read; great for beginners.

Get in touch

Thanks in advance for reaching out! You can get in touch using any of these methods:

  1. Shoot me an email at josephbrueggen@gmail.com
  2. Find me on Twitter at @josephbrueggen (on hiatus)
  3. Send me a message on LinkedIn
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