Who are you?
Hello, I'm Joshua Makau. I'm a minimalist. And a techie. I'm also a reader. Of books, not minds. I'm a designer most of the time, human otherwise.
What do you do?
I help businesses grow their online presence from the roots of an idea to a beautiful portfolio, by creating an experience that will engage their audience and empower their brand.
Ok, fine. I am a designer. I design websites that empower my clients and their work. That's it. And this is my website. There are many like it, but this one's mine.
What don't you do?
Run in public. Fall gracefully. Sleep well. Understand the end of Inception. Know how to knit. Bake. Stretch before exercising. Own a monkey. Know how to whistle with two fingers. Skip. Stretch after exercising.
What do you want?
If you needed your design by yesterday, I'm not the best match for you. You’re not investing in the present, you’re investing in your future and so am I (both yours and mine).
Imagining, solving, and delivering solutions take time. In that time, your team and I work together as the same team. That team also includes your clients. We’re like one big happy family.
Expect to learn something new. I love to be challenged and I’ll certainly challenge you. And at the end of the day, when it’s all out on the table, we’ll all learn from each other.
How do you work?
I don’t have any icons or diagrams that explain my creative process. Nor do I have clever names for the stages of each project.
But I do have curiosity.
And I believe that to solve a problem, you need to talk about it. You need to look at it from every angle. To discuss and debate it. To pull it apart, and then put it back together again. And I believe in doing all of these things together.
Conversation, consideration and collaboration. That’s my process.
What's with the name 'Auxilia'?
It's the Internet. It doesn't have to make sense :-)