Joshua Thomas

Lejit Designs

Name: Joshua Thomas

Graduation Year: 2019

Job Title: Freelance Designer

Organization: Lejit Design

Describe your design journey. I started Lejit Designs my last year at Eastern to give myself the opportunity to scratch that creative itch a lot of us have no doubt also felt. It’s been a crazy few years, but Lejit Designs has grown into much more than I ever thought it could be.

What are some of the responsibilities of your current position? Design strategy and consultation; branding; graphic design; illustration; packaging design; print projects; UX; UI; business operations

What is your favorite part about your position? The freedom and the breadth of project types I get to work on.

How did the Design Program prepare you for your current position? The Design Program gave me all of the tools I needed to start my journey, and my mentors within the Design Program gave me a lot of insights that helped me avoid common pitfalls. I don’t think I’d have been as successful as quickly if it weren’t for the program.

What was most memorable to you about your experiences in the Design Program? I loved my professors; they instilled in me an appreciation for craft that I don’t think I would have gotten otherwise.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering pursuing a design degree? While I don’t think they are required, programs like the one at Eastern can provide such vital experience that you won’t get outside of the program. They will push you to be a better designer in ways that you most likely won’t do yourself. So if you are someone that needs to be challenged and wants to be the most effective designer you can be, then this is the program for you.