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Josh W. Kinsey, owner and operator of J. W. Kinsey's Artifice, was born in 1974, and has always had a compulsion to create. In his youth, this desire was fulfilled by drawing and painting, and later by creating award-winning scratch-built models. In college, this passion led Josh to pursue a degree in the digital arts.

After receiving his BA in Digital Graphics from Cogswell Polytechnical College in 1997, Josh entered the Silicon Valley workforce as an interface designer, working for a bleeding-edge graphic design firm. Project clients included Intel, Panasonic, Vodaphone, the Discovery Channel, Ford Motor Company, and Price, Waterhouse, Coopers, to name a few. During this time, he developed unique personal digital painting skills and assemblage techniques; his digital painting entitled Migraine was included in Spectrum 9: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

Josh's work has been stylistically consistent since the mid 1990's, inspiration primarily deriving from a vintage-industrial motif. Currently, this falls within the aesthetic coined Steampunk.

This website is the digital portfolio of his most interesting personal projects and commissioned work.

And most importantly, he can ride a unicycle.


Currently, Josh resides in Silverton, Oregon with his beautiful wife Kate, and his children Braxton and Tessa.