Joshua David Haycraft was born to Laura Dawn Haycraft in 1979, in a field hospital in northern Minnesota. His father died shortly after his birth from complications during surgery. He moved to Minneapolis to pursue his art career, eventually studying industrial design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, a program that took him around the world to Singapore. After school he worked as a designer, teacher, and started a studio collective with friends from college. After MICA he intends to continue his pursuits in art and design and eventually take over the world.