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Josh Higgins

  • The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Orchard Room) 330 N. Orchard St. Madison, WI 53715 USA (map)

Josh is currently Executive Creative Director for virtual and augmented reality products and hardware at Facebook. As a team, they drive innovation in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and connectivity. From 2013–2017 he was fortunate to work on a variety of projects from company and product identities, the Facebook brand book, brand campaigns and the personalized video program. Additionally, Josh has overseen Product Marketing creative for all verticals of Facebook.

In 2013 Josh concluded his role as Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign. As the Design Director, Josh built and led the creative team for the historic 2012 political campaign in which the web, design, and technology played a pivotal role. The responsibility of Josh and the team was to design the Obama 2012 campaign both online and offline. A main focus was to create a uniform message and consistent visual language across all mediums.

Today, in addition to his work at Facebook, Josh dedicates a percentage of his time to social causes like The Hurricane, So-Cal and Haiti Poster Projects in addition to lecture series with photographers, designers and film makers with proceeds donated to various charitable organizations and causes. With roots in both advertising and graphic design, Josh’s work has earned him national honors.

Earlier Event: April 18
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