Cumulus Green 2024


Isabelle Verilhac

Founder and CEO of Design With Isabelle, a design expert office for transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive future. Operating from Saint-Etienne, in France, with the creation of collaborative projects, she advocates for design in France and Europe.
Isabelle Vérilhac holds a Post-Diploma in design & research and a Doctorate in material chemical physics. She gives lectures in industrial design in engineering schools and in lifelong learning for companies.
Isabelle is BEDA Past President (The Bureau of European Design Associations).
Isabelle was Head of Innovation and International Affairs at the Cité du design – ESADSE (Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design) Saint-Etienne, France, for 17 years. She was in charge of the development of territorial and international projects, engaging companies, researchers, designers and public stakeholders. She was the Coordinator of Saint-Etienne UNESCO City of Design from 2019 to 2023. Isabelle is part of the French Design Council. Isabelle led a medical cluster in Saint-Etienne from 2003 to 2007. She was curator at the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne for wellbeing and medical exhibitions.
She is the President of the EUIPO DesignEuropa Awards 2023 and member of the jury 2024.