Profile

Francis Benoit is a designer and educator based in Montreal. Working with different design agencies, he is developing expertise in design systems, branding and typography. Francis is a versatile designer that enjoys working with every aspects of design, user experience and strategy. Right now, he most enjoys web, product design, and design systems. His research interests revolve around design education, design criticism, creative processes and new methodologies. Francis holds a masters degree in Design (MDes) from York University, in Toronto.

Aside from design, Francis enjoys going out for a run, reading random Wikipedia articles and search for the best coffee in town. He is recipient of a Communication Arts Award and a LUX award in 2015.

Process

My practice focuses on design as a process; realising ideas and giving them form. Design should be involved from the beginning, until the end. The act of design does not only happen during the creative step, but be articulate throughout a project. I focus on the creative process to obtain the best possible outcomes. I use design as a form of enquiry to examine my surroundings, and what it can become. I strive to stimulate change, question complexity and create meaning.

As a researcher, my work investigates a range of subjects from design methods, web browsers, design education and criticism.

Selected Clients

Bombardier Business Aircraft
Domtar
Espace pour la vie
Fondation Mira
Luminance
Michelin
Nurun

Recent Talks

York University, November 2016

Web à Québec, April 2017

World Design Summit, October 2017

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