• Monday, Aug. 30, 2021
People on the Move
Joel Watkins joins HUSH as sr. designer
Joel Watkins
  • BROOKLYN, NY
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Experience design firm HUSH has added Joel Watkins as sr. designer. He earlier worked for design and digital firms Elephant and Huge. Over his career, he has been an integral part of several notable projects, including Stonewall Forever, which challenged him to visually represent the 50 years of history since the Stonewall Riots via a living digital sculpture, as well as the Semi Permanent 2018 title sequence.

Before officially joining the HUSH team, Watkins got his feet wet on a myriad of projects working in a freelance capacity for the firm including serving as a key contributor to The Steam experience for Uber’s global Mission Bay headquarters as well as The Orbit, a digital/physical experience for HBO Max and AT&T that allows users to explore HBO Max’s entire content library in real-time using pose detection, voice and facial recognition. 

As sr. designer, Watkins sees his role evolving in two ways: “First and foremost, I’ll continue to grow as an expert in physical experience design, which not only includes design within physical and technical complexities, but also creating bold and beautiful design that lives within adaptive digital systems,” he explained. “Secondly, I hope to be a link and leader of the relationship between design and technology. The projects I am most looking forward to are those in which technology, visual design, and architecture are in perfect harmony with each other while creating unequivocal value for our client.”

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