Josh McKible is a graphic and motion designer with an emphasis on illustration, living in Beacon. He does business as “MCKIBILLO,” a portmanteau of his last name and “illo,” a slang term for illustration he picked up doing art direction for a bunch of different magazines.
What are you excited about right now?
I only started offering motion graphics design or “mograph” about a year ago, and I’m psyched to be able to offer clients the chance to see their stuff dance. So I’m always trying to level up my skills and learn as much as I can. Very excited about that.
How did you come to live in the Hudson Valley? What do you love about it?
I’m originally from here! Born and bred in Newburgh, but I left as soon as I could. I’ve lived a bunch of different places, including a prolonged stint in Japan. Frankly, I continue to be a bit surprised to find myself back in this neck of the woods, but I’m back now and I’m loving it. I love being able to hike the woods, basically just down my block, the change of seasons, the Hudson River, and the local landscape in general.
Who are some other Hudson Valley creatives whose work you admire?
Oh, that’s a dangerous question… there are so many talented creatives working here now, I don’t want to get in trouble by leaving anyone out. Just go out and HIRE LOCALLY! Rant done.
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