Joe Doucet’s ability to fluidly cross the different disciplines of design has made him one of the most sought after creative talents working in America. After graduating from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in 1999 with a degree in Communication Design, Doucet quickly began exporting his vision beyond graphic design into product, furniture, environment, packaging and technology, culminating in the launch of Joe Doucet Studio, which incorporates his mantra, “Everything Communicates,” across the broad spectrum of projects he delivers.
As a designer, inventor, artist and auteur, his work deftly hybridizes function and visual appeal while conveying layers of meaning and message. Doucet believes that design and, more importantly, a designer’s thought process can play a larger role in innovation and problem solving as well as aesthetics, whether that is for a brand, their product portfolio or for a broader social context. His portfolio therefore encompasses furniture, consumer electronics, corporate identity, jewelry, fashion, technology, children’s toys, environments and architecture, delivering innovation across a variety of industries and clients such as Bernhardt Design, BMW, Braun, Hugo Boss, Lexon, Moët & Chandon and Target.
Doucet’s work has been exhibited numerous places internationally including the London Design Museum and the Biennale International Design in Sainte-Etienne. His awards include a 2010 World Technology Award for Design and a Good Design Award in 2008. Doucet was also named the first ever AvantGuardian for Design by Surface Magazine in 2009, and he currently holds more 30 patents for his designs and inventions.