Nelly Ben Hayoun is an award-winning director and designer of experiences. Put simply Ben Hayoun is able to use her creative design skills to challenge conventional thinking and come up with fresh ideas previously probably never even conceived.
Ben Hayoun born in France studied at London’s acclaimed Royal College of Art. Now her creative will has taken her to be the Designer of Experiences at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, Head of Experiences at We Transfer, and a member of the Space Outreach and Education committee at the International Astronautical Federation.
In 2014 Icon Magazine nominated NBH Studio as the ICON Design Studio Award of the Year and Wired magazine awards Nelly Ben Hayoun with a Wired Innovation fellowship for her work to date and its ‘Significant Impact On The World.’
Nelly Ben Hayoun is an experienced and highly engaging speaker who will appeal to audiences who are interested in learning just what really is possible. She offers a keynote which is totally unique and based on the following three key elements:
"The magnetic French designer is a force of nature and a genuine pioneer, speaking ten to the dozen while painting visionary pictures of non-standard topics such as space travel and undersea exploration. Yet unlike many stargazers, Ben Hayoun tends to pull off her visions, collaborating with everyone from NASA and the SETI Institute to Icelandic post-rock ground Sigur Rós."
“Nelly was simply amazing. I’m still on a high from talking with Nelly during our tour and her talk! The wealth of knowledge that she posses I love— to be honest, I haven’t talked with someone with such a high level of knowledge in such a long time, it was lovely to have her share her knowledge with us. To be honest, we haven’t had someone like Nelly come in, meaning: it was a barrage of incredibly amazing and inspiring projects and information. Nelly was a much needed jolt of inspiration and inspiring energy. She is like a force of nature with a cool French accent.”
“Part designer, part performance artist, part space traveller, Nelly Ben Hayoun is an inexhaustible source of renewable energy that, if harnessed, could eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. Indescribable.”