About

I'm Joshua Sortino, a Design Director, and startup advisor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been building websites, products, and businesses since 2001. Currently, I am a Design Director for the Payments team at Square. Throughout the years, I've worked with Fortune 500 companies such as the NFL, NBA, Aol, Pfizer, and Liberty Mutual. More recently, I have been building and leading design teams at startups including Disqus and Teespring. Recently, I was the VP of Design at Pivotus Ventures, an incubation and venture studio focused on Fintech. You can read my opinions regarding design and technology via Twitter and my blog.

My methodology begins by identifing opportunities and hosting problem solving design sprints which help create tactical plans and roadmaps. By having an engineering and design background, my expertise covers the full spectrum of product development, from ideation to the engineering process.

My photography has been viewed by hundreds of millions across the web on Reddit, Instagram, and Unsplash. My photos have been featured by brands such as the Huffington Post and Audi.

I'm available for startup advisory roles, speaking engagements, and brand promotion opportunities. For availability, email me.