Hello, Dribbble.

I’m Joshua (@blankenship most places). I’ve never seen a job posting that sounded like me — until I read your Director of Design & Brand position. Fair warning: inbound sports metaphors.

Let’s play...

You’re Looking for a Franchise Player

Larry Bird by Grzegorz Domaradzki

I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.

Larry Bird

Franchise players come in all shapes and sizes, but you’re after something unique — a persuasive design leader who can pitch and present, collaborate and critique, and who legitimately loves coaching and building people up, not just talking about ideas.

You need a team player from the design community with skin in the game, but enough time in the front office to know the business strategies and methodologies necessary to build a championship brand experience.

Team Drib, have I got a scouting report for you…


Joshua Blankenship

Position Player/Coach

Years Pro 16

College Florida State

Home Greenville, SC

Career Highlights

He Got Game?

Yeah — I got a little game.


The best user interfaces are like good conversations.

They help us discover things we want or need.

But more importantly, good interfaces connect people with each other.

I’ve got a resume full of design & leadership experience.

I’ve been pushing pixels and code for more than half the life of the World Wide Web. I’m comfortable as an individual contributor, collaborator, team lead, and presenter. I love to learn, work and play with others, attack a blank page, and spend more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect. I can write a little, draw a lot, code enough to protoype dangerously, and use all the software you’d expect a 2018 Designer to be able to use.

I’ve got a way with icons & illustrations.

Talent wins games...
teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan

I love presenting to people in crowds big or small.

I prioritize exploration because I believe we shape the future.

Do y’all geek out on personality tests? Me, too! Did we just become best friends?! They’ve been helpful for me to better understand myself, my teammates, my clients, and my wife. I’m a Meyer-Briggs INTJ, an Enneagram 8, and my StrengthsFinder top five are Input, Command, Futuristic, Intellection, and Communication.

What does that all add up to?

INTJs are naturally strategic thinkers — imaginative, decisive, and infinitely curious. We like to master areas of study, craft contingency plans, and constantly assess new tactics and strategies. You know, real Batman in his secret Batcave stuff.

Enneagram 8s are challengers — straight-talking, resourceful, and assertive. We have a passionate inner drive, a desire to champion the people around us, and an enterprising, pragmatic work ethic. Hemingway, Picasso, Queen Latifah, and the Godfather of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown.

My strengths are made for building the future — collecting and connecting the dots, casting compelling vision, making strategic decisions, and communicating the path forward. Surrounding myself with other people and diverse opinions is key to making sure that future is well-informed, empathetic, and human-centered.

I don’t know how people work without wireframes & style guides.

I think people-focused experiences should be cohesively designed.

  1. The Biggest Enemy of Brand Consistency
  2. We Have a Moral Imperative to Design Things True
  3. Design as Veneer (or) Meaning & Belief

I’ve made 319 320 shots since you launched in 2009*.

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↓ -37%
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↑ +68%

*I’d love a peek at the fullcourt Dribbble dataset to see the insights and trends, and how they influence your product design process and roadmap. Math rules.

I’ve also got some pretty amazing fans.

But I’m more than just my work.

Off the Court