We’ve worked with Josh on a wide range of customer and brand-related initiatives at Toptal, and his work is always incredible. He is patient, takes the time to understand our needs, and is highly collaborative.
Josh was instrumental in helping to establish our brand presence. Even before we were in operation, I knew we needed a strong image and brand to pair with the beer and direction I wanted the company to go. Over the course of many months I accumulated and sent a huge mass of materials, images, napkin thoughts, and emails to Josh and his team to wade through. The result was a concise catalog of branding that has helped to set us apart in a competitive industry that excels at creativity. If we had a conceptual idea that we really pushed, even that wasn’t quite inline with the rest of our projects, Josh was able to persuade us to go in the “right” direction. I often work at subjects at 0 or 120 mph, and Josh is patient enough to reign me in to prevent me from making rash decisions, and that has helped keep our brand consistent and cohesive. We have continued to utilize Josh for all our creative streams from website development to POS materials and will into the unknown. Our two most common compliments are, “You guys have great beer” and “I love your logo!” So Josh is responsible for half of our praise.
From the beginning of our project, Josh... provided actionable input to our ideas and was critical to our logo, label, and packaging design... Josh was able to quickly provide us with a beautiful canvas of detailed sketches to review. His input and logic-driven approach helped us decide on a beautiful logo and brand design that we would have never been able to arrive at on our own. We highly recommend working with Josh...
Serendipity led my path to cross with Josh’s several years ago. His creative gifts, wrapped in his warm and generous spirit, compel me to ensure that our paths continue to intersect. We worked together on an innovative business plan for the better part of six months and I continue to be amazed at his ability to understand, enhance, visualize, create, and extend ideas. While we put our business plan aside for other ventures, his talents have continued to flourish. I would jump at the opportunity to work directly with Josh again and consider it an honor to have him as an active member of my network.
I worked with Joshua Berman when he led the design effort for our can designs for our first foray into packaged beer. Joshua exceeded our expectations... Through a collaborative effort we were able to narrow down the choices and come to an end product that we felt represented our brand better than we could have imagined. Joshua was a consumate professional during this process and brought new ideas to the table that made the process a success. I would gladly work with Mr. Berman again and strongly recommend him for any product design job.
It’s easy for me to pen a few words of praise to Josh for his work on King’s Mobile... because our patrons and passers-by tell us - very frequently - how amazing we look. What began as a brand ID and logo re-design quickly morphed into a retail storefront design challenge and merchandising project that has taken off like gangbusters. Josh was exactly the right fit for us, not just because he’s an extremely talented creative. His consultative planning, ability to help us prioritize key needs, and marshalling urgent agency resources led us to impactful and highly effective solutions (typically under breakneck deadlines). I’m also grateful for Josh’s calm, thoughtful style and outstanding sense of humor, which collectively made for an invaluable partnership. Josh is a killer creative with a keen business mind to boot, and I hope that he and I collaborate well into the future.
Working with Josh was a journey from start to finish. Rather than jumping immediately into icon sketches and brand identity concepts, he spent several Skype meetings really trying to understand who we were as individuals and what vision we had for our business. By the time we had begun discussing design ideas, he was already deeply in tune with our vibe. Josh went above and beyond what we expected. Could not have asked for a better design process... we really could not be happier with our branding... Seriously f#$%ing nailed it!
Working with Josh was a real pleasure. He is incredibly talented and delivered some creative for us that was really stunning and effective. His follow through and ability to meet deadlines and make changes was excellent.
We are a startup hard cider manufacturing company and wanted to develop a cogent brand and packaging - even before we had a product. We were lucky to be introduced to Joshua Berman while he was working with the Brandit. He helped us get off the ground with our branding and marketing strategy. Josh spent quite a bit of time reviewing our strategy and goals before designing our logo and our packaging. He and his team were able to capture the essence of who we were and wanted to be. He worked with us to first identify our goals, and this manifested itself not only in a great logo and packaging that set us apart from the crowd, but also by helping us define our strategy going forward. We really appreciate his style and artistic abilities. We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship into the future. We would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs anyone who needs help with brand strategy, identity design, or assistance rolling out their brand in the marketplace.
The Nakta Designs team absolutely loved working with Josh. His insightful initial questions helped guide us to the right concepts to share, his process was very open and communicative, and his ability to iterate was so impressive. We walked away from our engagement with a beautiful logo that fits our brand perfectly, and we still get compliments about it years later!
While at the Brandit, Josh was an indispensable piece of the creative puzzle as far as our overall branding and packaging strategy. His contributions to our brands have been significant and have helped forge an identity that resonates strongly with our customers.
It can be impossible to design for yourself, sometimes. As the designer and letterpress printer for a new boutique wedding stationery company, I had all of my ducks in a row, but no brand. I wanted to differentiate this business from that of my current print shop, but was fresh out of ideas, and time. Josh met me for coffee and asked me a few very pointed questions about the outlook, market, and attitude of the company I was bringing to life, and returned, weeks later, with a name and a logotype that perfectly suited my aesthetic, as well as my specific needs. Josh is an excellent communicator, and knows just the right questions to ask in order to capture and synthesize your creative needs. He’s an exceptionally talented designer as well, one who intuitively sees the entirety of your visual representation from the start, and helps you build and grow your brand with that in mind. I’d happily work with him again, given the chance.
Joshua provided the design for an app our organization created. He was professional and quick to respond to questions and requests. The quality of Joshua’s work was excellent, and made for an intuitive user experience.
My search for someone who could really comprehend our creative requirement wouldn’t have come to an end without the help of Joshua Berman. From the very first introductory interaction to final stage, the whole methodology was very friendly and transparent which proved Joshua to be a tremendous help in order to achieve a remarkable imagery for our brand. Collaborating with him was so convenient and hassle free because of his extreme professional approach and being accommodating at the same time.
Joshua Berman was not only the talented artist that brought our band’s vision to life, but a true creative partner. He dreamed with us and served as positive, and optimistic, influence. Joshua has triple-threat combo: designer’s mind, artisan’s skill, and editor’s eye for supporting our idea all the way through to its stellar completion.
Josh is the super-rare design professional who combines creative vision with unparalleled professionalism. His skills in website functionality and branding, combined with an attention to detail and advanced sense of aesthetics work in tandem with his ability to deliver on deadline and on budget. I couldn’t be happier with his work.
Josh was and is a dedicated and detail-oriented creative person. He has a passion for the details and the reasons behind them. His eye for clean, type driven graphic design would be an asset to any person looking to refresh their branding.
Working with Joshua Berman has been a breeze... [he] has been very prompt and helpful answering all of our questions via email and telephone. He always gives thorough explanations and will walk you through steps if needed. He has helped us create a beautiful new website for our company and we are so appreciative of that. We have enjoyed working with Joshua Berman very much and would recommend him to anyone.
I was looking for a logo that I would be proud of, and Joshua Berman delivered! He was able to figure out my need and produced a logo design that is stunning. I appreciate Josh’s flexibility and efficiency in producing a modified version when I requested one. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
There really aren’t enough words to give Joshua Berman’s work justice. When I started working with Josh, I had a basic idea of the direction I wanted to head in with my re-branding, but Josh really honed in on my particular needs, and even foresaw how my brand would evolve over the years.As a designer myself, I have very distinct likes and dislikes, but not necessarily the technical acumen to translate those preferences to the graphic design medium. Josh quickly figured out what made me tick, and the resulting logo and web design were 100% me. Josh managed to create a juxtaposition of romantic and modern styles, something that I wanted but couldn’t quite verbalize.The website that Josh designed for me is an incredible platform to showcase my work, easy to navigate, and truly distinctive. I will sing his praises until the end of time, and recommend him to everyone I know!
Working with Josh (TabSprint) has been a true pleasure. I can’t say enough about how much I have learned from him. His passions are clear and his positive attitude is contagious to everyone around him. Josh... not only brought incredible design talent to the table, but also incredible leadership skills. His ability to lead projects, drive progress, and produce results match or exceed others at the top of the design industry. Josh worked very well in high pressure situations and maintained his contagious and passionate attitude throughout. Anyone who is lucky enough to work with Josh will get more than they bargain for in the best ways possible.
Josh is a joy to work with. He is patient and thoughtful, while still honest and decisive. I trusted him to create the logo, website, and business card—the three most important visual pieces—for my company and he more than exceeded my expectations. I have received countless complements on the aesthetic and personality of his designs. I couldn’t recommend Joshua Berman enough!
We were first introduced to Josh while working on a company logo with The Brandit. From the first time we spoke on the phone, it became evident that Josh was determined to learn about the local landscape and market that we aimed to appeal to. It felt as if he immediately became a part of our team, even using words like “we” and “our” in our conversations.We were amazed with Josh’s professionalism and creative know-how from the first round of the creative process. He was able to envision our description of Georgia’s “lake country” and transform it into a classic, yet elegant logo. He has a keen eye for the future of the brand and makes suggestions based on the uses of the logo and the growth opportunity of the company. When our company ran into some trademarking issues and had to change the brewery name, Josh was our immediate go-to for help in navigating out of a stressful situation. Josh’s understanding of the storytelling potential of a logo guided us into a more illustrative direction that helps the consumer visualize the meaning behind our new name. His experience and knowledge of the brewing industry in particular make him an invaluable partner and someone that we can really rely on as we continue to grow our brand. Josh created two top-notch logos for us and we would go to him for a hundred more!