Vrouyr Joubanian is a multi-disciplinary designer and consultant whose sustainable design strategies forge creativity and innovation for social and systems change. A former Fulbright Scholar who holds two master’s degrees, Vrouyr’s extensive experience in product, service, and systems design, coupled with his expertise in design research tools and methods, uniquely informs his human-centered design philosophy. Vrouyr’s co-creative methods build trust, empathy, and engagement with stakeholders, facilitating collaborative design solutions to complex problems.
Between 2012 and 2014, Vrouyr was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he received a master’s degree in industrial design with a focus on social impact. His master’s thesis brought together an independent collective of students, designers, professionals, and partner institutions to explore the value of human-centered design in Lebanon. Vrouyr’s work also includes designing for community engagement and collaboration, organizational change, and intentional public conversation. Prior to being named a Fulbright Scholar, Vrouyr graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in product design from Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut.