Our passion is to help our customers create exceptional user experiences.

Founded in 1997, Busse Design USA is a Bay Area, full-service user experience design firm, specializing in device and SAAS applications. Our portfolio includes client projects from a wide array of markets. What ties each of these diverse projects together is our passion for creating highly usable and intuitive interfaces or experiences that users feel naturally comfortable engaging with.


We are only able to create great experiences if we take the time to investigate, and are courageous enough to take chances. It requires passion, vision and a never-ending sense of curiosity. It demands that we push the boundaries of what we know is possible. 
— Joy A. Busse, Director of User Experience

No two clients are alike, so we embrace the process of learning about new markets and technologies, gaining the insights that help our clients create the best possible user experiences for their customers. By immersing ourselves in our client’s world and their user’s needs, we’re able to understand the goals of both the business and the target audience, creating elegant solutions to complex usability and design challenges.

 We work in collaboration with our clients to understand the goals and needs of any given experience or product, so we can intuitively map out strategy, structure, functions and flow. Our team of talented experience and visual designers can dynamic and visually compelling design that will make your customers’ experience exceptional. We are equally comfortable working within existing brand guidelines or developing new ones. Our goal is to deliver work that wows.

 We understand the importance of supporting our clients' processes and ensuring that our designs work with their technologies. Our work supports the methodologies required for quality system development and integration. Whether we collaborate with a development partner or a client's in-house engineering team, we make sure the Busse Design process integrates seamlessly into the overall product development process.

 Busse Design is a boutique sized firm. We have made a conscious decision to remain small in size, taking on a limited number of projects at any one time. This strategy results in superior work by enabling our clients to get the full attention of senior information architects and designers. Our sister company Busse Design + Engineering GmbH was founded in 1959, and offers a full range of industrial design services. To learn more about their offerings, please visit the Busse Design + Engineering web site.

 We’d love to hear about your project! Please contact us for more information.

Joy Busse   CEO & Director of User Experience

Joy Busse

CEO & Director of User Experience

Joy is a design leader, creative thinker and strategist. For the past 26 years she has helped hundreds of organizations create and evolve their customers' experiences.

She has run Busse Design for over 22 years and is still continuing to lead the agency's and sometimes our customer's XD teams to develop a wide range of digital products and brands.

In her role Joy has many guided businesses through transformative, data and evidence-based, human-centered product design initiatives. As a manager and business owner, Joy has a solid track record of attracting and retaining top talent and building lasting relationships with the people that work with her.