Gaël Guilloux has combined his skills as an engineer in Sustainable Development (and in eco-conception, Institute of Environmental Engineering & Eco-development, University of Lyon I) and designer (product & space, École Supérieure de Design Industriel, École polytechnique de Valencia), as part of a PhD on the integration of sustainable development in the design professions (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne & École polytechnique de Valencia).
He studied in France, Spain and Canada. He was assignment manager in environment/energy for the Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Énergie, then he was an independent designer for more than 5 years, then Studio Manager and Artistic Director at QOOQ (1½ years). He developed expertise in sustainable development applied to design in all sectors of activity and markets (sports and leisure equipment, telecommunications, car industry, electric and electronic equipment, toys, clothing and textiles, food, cosmetics, packaging, etc. for all types of companies (from large companies to small businesses) and organizations (local communities and authorities, institutions, etc.).
From 2006 to 2013, he was also an associate part-time teacher-cum-researcher at the University of Nîmes, where he developed teaching, research in responsible design with Alain Findeli, and piloted the creation of a professionalizing Learning Center (still ongoing).
He has been directing the Care Design Lab (Design research laboratory on themes of health and social, societal and environmental well-being) and coordinating the Sustainable Innovation (Responsible Innovation) and Social and Health Innovation Masters programs at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique since January 2014.