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Orig­i­nally from Florida, Joel Scilley studied art, archi­tec­ture, and design in New York and Europe and earned a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies. Follow­ing these studies, Joel began working as a designer/​carpenter/​woodworker in 1997.

Joel was named a Person to Watch” and a Tech Designer to Watch” by New Orleans Maga­zine and Apart­ment Therapy, respec­tively. He won Most Unique Work” awards at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest in 2015 and 2018, was a final­ist in Etsy’s 2019 Global Design Compe­ti­tion, and won Best of Show” at The Green Project’s Salvations2019 salvaged design competition.

Joel’s designs are featured in dozens of major inter­na­tional publi­ca­tions includ­ing The New York Times, Cali­for­nia Home and Design, Wired (Germany), The Daily Mail (UK), Boing­Bo­ing, Cool Hunting, Apart­ment Therapy, Thril­list, etc. And he has part­nered with Uncrate, Bush­mills, Anthro­polo­gie, Para­mount Pictures, Kemble Inte­ri­ors, and WWOZ Radio.

Joel has lived in New Orleans since 2013.

New orleans, LA
Wood, concrete
Professional Status