Welcome to the personal website of designer Joe Razza. Things are transitioning right now and will soon have a new home under the name Frequency Studio. So until the house warming party, this is my little online home.

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A short story about me, written by me.

It was most likely the drum set under the Christmas tree at age two that birthed my creative monster. It wouldn't be until I took the first web design class ever offered at my high school that I would capture it. The next chapter drove me west into fields of opportunities — so yea, Iowa. I studied at Iowa State University under the direction of some smart and wonderful people who kicked my ass into shape. Eight years later it's still getting kicked and I wouldn't want it any other way. Any ambitious person probably shares that general feeling.

I call myself a designer not to be vague or hip, but because my capabilities span beyond simply creating a smaller piece for the larger whole. For designers in the entrepreneurial and digital spaces today, it's more of a requirement that we are able to communicate and work effectively with everyone from a founder to a mobile developer. I am part business person, UX/UI designer, front-end developer, graphic designer and dark chocolate consumer. Simply saying 'designer' embraces the collective creativity of those qualities.

Working with great people = good work and smiles.

In 2009 I left the world of ‘working for’ for a world of ‘working with’ and started Frequency Studio, seeking out like minded creative entrepreneurs and businesses that shared similar values. Since then I’ve worked for fortune 500 companies, ad agencies, small design firms and tech start-ups, enjoying the unique set of challenges they bring to the table. Below are a few featured projects.

Walgreens Mobile

As lead UI designer, I worked with the Senior IA and Director of Mobile to architect and design the first Walgreens iPad app. Visit Walgreens Mobile

Wilton Cakes & More Mobile App

As lead UX/UI designer, I worked with Wilton to develop their first app. Making cake inspiration available wherever and whenever. Visit the Apple App Store

Modern Urban Woods

As Creative Director, I work with the founder to connect people with the story and rich history behind the wood we salvage. An integral part of the brand's mission. Visit the website

I'm not that hard to find so say hi and let's talk.

Developing photos on Instagram.

Tweeting under the name @jrazza.

Friendships & The Daily Frequency on Facebook.

My resume can be found on LinkedIn.

Emails can be sent to me. (Please no recruiter emails.)

Letters are loved at: Frequency Studio, 800 Buena Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613