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.
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.
Bombardier Business Aircraft
Espace pour la vie