Joshua Houska

Full Stack Developer and Graphic Designer

During the day, I enjoy designing and creating user interfaces working at FLIR for the Intelligent Transportation System department. I strive to make people spend less time in traffic, allowing them more time, doing what they enjoy. It is incredible to watch cities become smarter when they connect more data.

What drives me to be better each day, is the constant exploration and relationship of design, development, and user interaction.

My free time is spent creating art, reading, hiking, traveling, or working on motorcycles. Exploration and understanding of nature, different cultures, and different industries keeps me on my toes.

Work Experiences

FLIR Systems Inc

Denver, CO
Lead User Experience Engineer
2018 - Present

Research, design and develop tools and visualizations to assist users of all levels of creating smart cities. Providing both real-time and historical ways to understand how people and connected devices interact.

Acyclica

Denver, CO
User Experience Engineer
2014 - 2018

Design graphics and marketing material. Design and develop various online applications while understanding and displaying large quanities of data in quick and efficient ways. Providing real-time data to vehicles, computers, and various devices

EROS Center

Sioux Falls, SD
Freelance Software Engineer
2012 - 2014

Design, Develop and Maintain public and internal websites or web applications. Both for displaying graphics and also large quantities of data.

Freelance

Sioux Falls, SD
Software Engineer
2010 - Present

Design, develop, maintain and consult on Websites, Web Applications, and Marketing.

Education

BS Computer Science, Graphic Design

University of South Dakota
2006 - 2011
Studied Graphic Design and Computer Science. While attending was an active member and officer of The Association of Computing Machinery as well as Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Professional Skills

Top Skills

JavaScript

Expert
Vanilla, Angular 2, KnockoutJS, NodeJS

CSS / CSS3

Expert
Foundation Framework, Bootstrap 4,

UX Design / Research

Expert
Wireframes, User Research and Testing, Workflows

UI Design

Medium
Sketch, Adobe XD

Python & Django

Medium

GIS Specialist

Medium
GIS application support, research and mapping analysis, GeoServer

Other Skills

HTML5 LESS/Sass Git
PHP Wireframe German

Get in Touch

I'm currently taking on freelance work as well as enjoy grabbing some coffee and consulting on an idea or project. I enjoy building, creating and altering platforms for people to get their word out.

I can help with the following:

  • Front-end development
  • Back-end development with Django/Python
  • UI development
  • UX prototyping

Send me an email at jmhouska@gmail.com