Joy Busse founded Busse Design USA in 1997 to assist a wide range of organizations – from startups to Fortune 500 companies – in meeting or exceeding their business and user experience goals. Now over fifteen years later, Busse Design is regarded as an industry leader and innovator in helping develop engaging and intuitive user experiences. A critical element in its success is Joy's extensive background in information architecture, an essential component in designing effective, cohesive and intuitive interaction models. In her role as Chief Information Architect, Joy directs all aspects of the User Experience development at Busse Design.
From 2002 to 2005 Joy also acted as CEO of Busse Design + Engineering, one of Germany’s largest and most established product and industrial design firms. During this time, Joy directed all business aspects of its day-to-day operations.
Before founding Busse Design USA, Joy managed creative teams for Excite. Under Joy’s direction and management, Excite’s team of designers acted as pioneers in the Internet explosion as they helped to create one of the largest international consumer portals of its time.
Prior to joining Excite, Joy fine-tuned her digital media skills while working at a multimedia design firm in Northern California. Even in her early days within the industry, Joy was an active contributor to high profile accounts by designing interactive products for AT&T, Clinique, and Disney.
Joy has been an active judge on the Ziff-Davis Global Information Infrastructure Awards panel, the Art Directors Club awards panel as well as the Web Awards and the Mobile Web Awards panel. Joy also serves as a member of the San Francisco Business Internet Group’s advisory board.
Joy is an active member of Five Ton Crane, an Oakland art group known for projects such as the Raygun Gothic Rocket displayed at San Francisco's Embarcadero, and the Steampunk Treehouse located at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware.
Joy graduated with honors in 1995 from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.