Profile

Francis Benoit is a designer and educator. He is currently completing his MDes from York University on the web browser as an experimental tool and exploratory methods. Working with different firms, he is developing expertise in branding, typography and generative design. Francis is a versatile designer that enjoys working with every aspects of design. Right now, he most enjoys web, UI and product design. Francis’ research interests revolve around design education, design criticism, generative design, experimental methodologies, and user interfaces.

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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