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John Biebel UX and Experience Design
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Creative Endeavors

Creative projects, published writing and pursuits


John Biebel: Painting and Artwork Gallery

The first New York solo exhibition was held at The Painting Center in 2016, and an exhibit exploring themes from Walden at the Gallery at Walden Pond, Concord, MA was held n 2014.


John interviewed by Alexandre Helwani

A recent discussion with writer and creative director Alexandre Helwani of Paris. In it, I discuss my work with January Scent Project, the importance of great UX design and its relevance in our lives, and our often under-used imaginations.


January Scent Project

What began as an interest in understanding the chemistry that makes up fragrances led to a years-long study and the formation of a brand of scents: January Scent Project. It is currently run from my studio in Pawtucket, RI, and is sold worldwide. They are available at the website and at Twisted Lily in Brooklyn, NY

Review in New York Times

Video review: Wafts from the Loft, London


Subforum Design Group and Articles

I am a member of Subforum, a Cambridge-based collection of designers and thinkers who host meetups to discuss complex design problems of today. Our sessions have been hosted by organizations such as Tamr, Google, and The DeCordova Museum.

Selected Articles I’ve written for Subforum:

On The Value of Non-distracted Working and Tulips

Choosing Paradise to Focus


Editor and writer for Fragrantica.com

I am an editor and writer for Fragrantica.com, the world’s largest online encyclopedia and magazine of fragrance. I’ve written over three hundred articles for the magazine since 2012, and have represented them at conferences both in the US and abroad.

Selection of articles:

Lost Smells: Extinct Plants and the Allure of the Unknown Perfume

Alessandro Brun, Masque Milano and Hemingway

Interview with Alessandro Gualtieri of Nasomatto and Orto Parisi

When Fragrance is a Ghost: The Scent of Loss


Creative contributions

Links to other written and visual work:

Illustrations for Giles Phillip’s “Evaluating Online Ads”

Cover of UU World Magazine “Thoreau at 200”

Lecture “How Does This Get into a Bottle” DeCordova Museum, 2018 pdf of slides