Joshua Davis

By Deane Barker on June 28, 2009

Joshua Davis (web designer): I kinda like this – it’s a Wikipedia page on a Web designer, essentially.

Joshua Davis (born June 13, 1971) is an American web designer, author and artist in new media. He was an early pioneer in the use of Macromedia Flash.

Of course, not just any designer.  Joshua Davis was with Kioken, one of the most awesome firms back in the late 1990s.  I wrote about them here, and Davis even came along and commented some time later.

It’s interesting to read about how things worked at the higher levels back in the day.

A proficient illustrator and painter with a passion for technology, Davis’ work brought an entirely new dimension to art. Utilizing randomization in controlled environments, or Chaos Theory, Davis established a new and unique perspective on visual communication and creative expression, pioneering an area previously unexplored in graphic design.

In January 2001, as part of issue #100 of, Davis posted an autobiography — a revealing look at his personal life in the New York City art/club scene in the early 1990s, his drug addiction, and his ability to overcome it to pursue his goal of being a full-time artist.

Perhaps some day there will be a Wikipedia page about me. “Content management visionary” has a nice ring to it…

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