YAMi Creative
design work and art work by yves michel

About YAMi

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“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.” -Robin Sharma

Artist by nature, designer by nurture. I have a soft spot for minimalist aesthetic and simplicity, with a particular fascination for innovation at the convergence of design, science, and technology. My career path has been characterized as unconventional and it's what made it interesting; the diversity of experience. My work experience has touched many cultures of design: from consumer goods, to transportation, to architectural design, and graphic design in the United States and Canada; Boston, Portland, New York City, Orlando, and Montreal.

In 2015, I completed my research at the Université de Montréal on Biomimicry and Innovation in Sustainable design. I have since grown an interest for emerging technologies and design approaches at the convergence of design, biology, and technology. These approaches will inherently transform the discipline of design and increase the potential to create a symbiosis between the built and natural environment. I'm particularly interested in how these technologies and approaches could apply to sport innovation.

Deep appreciation for the cultures of Brazil, Japan and Scandinavia. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hockey, Capoeira, snowboarding and mountain biking are a vital part of my active life and a particular appreciation for Ducati motorcyles.

EXPERIENCE

Worked for design firms and companies such as Applied Concepts Unleashed, Essential Design, Safety 1st, Reebok, Adidas, BRP (Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo/Can-Am), MO Architecture & Design Workshop. 

 

EDUCATION

- Université de Montréal_Masters of Applied Science/ Environmental DesignThesis: Biomimicry and Innovation in Sustainable Design: Understanding its Innovation Supporting Characteristcs Compared to Ecodesign

Online Thesis Link:   http://hdl.handle.net/1866/13011

- Art Institiute of Fort-Lauderdale_Bachelors of Science/ Industrial Design

- University of Findlay_Bachelors of Arts

 

LANGUAGES

-Fluent French, English and Creole

-Conversational Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. 

 

 

CONTACT

Please note this site is a sample of my work. Additional work available on Behance. Some projects cannot be shown due to confidentiality. For any inquiry: