Profile

Francis Benoit is a designer and educator. He is currently working as a designer at Nurun in Montreal. Working with different firms, he is developing expertise in branding, typography and generative design. Francis is a versatile designer that enjoys working with every aspect of design. Right now, he most enjoys web, UI and product design. His research interests revolve around design education, design criticism, generative design, experimental methodologies, and user interfaces. 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 the 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. 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.

Recent Talks

York University, November 2016

Web à Québec, April 2017

World Design Summit, October 2017

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