Access TCA welcomes Joseph Delaunay. Joe, a lifelong New Yorker who grew up near the Catskills, will specialize in experiential design. A recent graduate of the FIT MA program, where he was a Dean’s Fellow, Joe also received a Promising Student Award from the EDPA Foundation
Joe’s design career began with a love affair with LEGO, which hasn’t diminished with time. He earned an associate degree in architectural design from SUNY Delhi in upstate New York, learning hand drafting and construction techniques. His next stop was Syracuse University, where he earned a BFA in environmental and interior design, minoring in art photography. After graduation, he worked at an architecture firm, focusing on commercial spaces within airports. Having studied architecture and interior design, Joe’s insight into the elements of a multisensory approach is a perspective he brings to exhibit creation. His experience also includes contract work for a museum design firm where he was involved in designing exhibition elements, ranging vastly in scale and taking place nationally and internationally.
The pandemic allowed Joe to explore his options for advanced education in multidisciplinary design and pursue his graduate studies at FIT. His passion for art and design is fueled by collaboration, and his goal is to work with artists and designers to create interdisciplinary exhibitions.
“The role of exhibit designer continues to evolve, and Joe represents that next generation with an experiential, interdisciplinary approach,” said Eric Anderson, Creative Director, Access. “He doesn’t think about barriers. For example, while in graduate school, Joe ran cross country to stay in shape. He was the only graduate student ever to compete in athletics at FIT and received the Coach’s Award. No barriers for Joe! We are so happy to have him on our team.”