J. Paul Neeley
Co-founder, School of Critical Design
J. Paul is a London based designer and researcher with expertise in Speculative Design, Service Design, Design Research, and Strategy.
J. Paul is a London based Designer and Researcher.
He has a background in Service Design, Speculative Design, Design Research, and Strategy. J. Paul has worked professionally at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation as Service Designer & Researcher focusing on the healthcare experience and delivery, at Teton Radiology as Service Design Manager realizing innovative medical imaging solutions, and at Unilever in Consumer & Market Insights on brand development.
J. Paul's current design work explores the social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, designing speculative futures that help us engage with possibility as a way of reframing and understanding anew our current state. Recent projects have focused on happiness, healthcare and wellbeing, self quantification, future mobility, AI, synthetic biology, and issues of complexity and computational irreducibility in design and business.
J. Paul consults in Service & Speculative Design at Neeley Worldwide, is the founder of Masamichi Souzou, an organization working on the optimization of happiness through the consideration of everything, and he is the Co-founder & CEO of Yossarian, an AI for creativity. He is a tutor in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, and has guest lectured at Imperial College: Computer Science, London Business School, RCA: Design Interactions, NYU: ITP, Köln International School of Design, and SVA: Design for Social Innovation.
J. Paul holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art where he studied with Tony Dunne & Fiona Raby, and is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Communications Studies with a concentration in Economics. He is a cellist, and enjoys walking, chess, naps, beaches, and exploring ideas.