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It was 2011. The economy was suffering, the unemployment rate was high, and ramen was a common meal in the Moorhead home.
Less than two years into their young marriage, Liz had given birth to a bright-eyed baby boy and subsequently left her breadwinning job as schoolteacher.
A few short months later, Josh Sr. received a most unpleasant call from his 9-to-5, leaving the little family with virtually no way to pay for rent, bourbon, or diapers.
Ever ready to make a meringue pie when handed lemons, Josh and Liz treated this job loss as a brand new opportunity for exciting adventures and, ta-da, Pink Slip Industries was born.
Though specifically interested in creating clever graphics and jaw-dropping websites, Josh and Liz have a few other tricks up their sleeves. You can keep up with their custom illustrated paper goods at Betsy Ann Paper, neat screen-printed designs at Pink Slip Printing Co., and be sure to keep an eye peeled for whatever comes next!
Meet the Family
After achieving a BS in Digital Media at Drexel University and an MFA in Media Design at Full Sail University, Josh found himself in endless low-paying corporate jobs. From working in the graphics department of a tradeshow company, to being Captain of AV set-up in a Philadelphia high-rise, to phone jockeying at a website helpline, Josh began to feel like the ladder had no more rungs in sight. When the hammer dropped at his last in this long line of fruitless jobs, Josh decided it was time to damn the man and work for himself. And he did. All while looking dashingly handsome, of course. Besides design and advertising, Josh enjoys zombie movies, expensive whiskey, fake accents and spouting random facts that may or may not annoy his wife.
Liz doesn’t have any fancy art degrees under her belt, but she does have something else- work displayed on her mom’s fridge. Despite being accepted into a very competitive arts high school, having her art featured in Philadelphia galleries, and becoming a published illustrator, Liz sadly determined that a career in art was out of reach. She instead pursued first a bachelor’s then a master’s in education. Though teaching high school English had its definite perks (oh the drama!), Liz found herself longing for a creative outlet. She blogged; she sketched; she opened an Etsy shop. Then, she began needling her husband with incessant opinions about his design work and, lo, a beautiful collaboration was born. Liz likes cheese curls, wedding blogs, clothes that make her waist look smaller and red nail polish.