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Artist Profile: Nick Dupey

Meet the artist

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I am a creative executive and thought leader with a proven track record of unlocking innovative potential for teams and clients.

As a multidisciplinary designer and seasoned professional with over 20 years experience, I have worked with a wide range of clients including Ford, Target, Sanofi, City of Boston, American Refugee Committee, Sealy, Sara Lee, MIT, Harvard University and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

In my role as an executive director at the award-winning design firm Ideo, I coordinated with a global team of directors and partners to oversee creative health and culture for over 700 employees. As a managing director of the Cambridge location, I ran and operated a studio of more than 50 designers and guided the business P&L with a yearly profit between 15-20%.

With awards from the Ten Show, Print, Type Directors Club, How, and Communication Arts, my work has been featured in The Cooper Hewitt, the Denver Art Museum, and many international galleries and exhibitions. I’ve had the pleasure to speak about creative culture and human-centered design in worldwide cities, such as Zurich, Dubai, Mexico City, and Guatemala City — and have served as a teacher and lecturer at MIT, Yale University, and Harvard University. 

My career has been defined by my passion for helping design cultures thrive and the belief that creativity is a defining characteristic of humanity. As an outspoken advocate for equitable creative processes, I believe in the power of community-centered design as a catalyst for positive change in our world.