Staff


Sam Aquillano. Co-Founder, Executive Director.

Sam Aquillano is the Executive Director of Design Museum Boston. With a passion for design, creativity, and learning, Sam creates a long-term vision for the museum. He leads a dedicated team while managing key programs and day-to-day operations. Sam is also an adjunct professor of design and entrepreneurship at Babson College, where he teaches the design process to the next generation of business leaders. Sam is also an MBA candidate at Babson College and a member of the Massachusetts Creative Economy Council. He loves to run, cook, and eat (usually in that order).


Steve Aquillano. Interactive Consultant.

Steve Aquillano was born to participate in the collaborative ecology that is Design Museum Boston. He is addicted to technology with a curiosity of how things work, but he is not interested in technology for technology's sake. He sees the creativity in the code and strives to turn people's dreams into reality. He is committed to the application over the appliance - and pushes people to look at how their programs and designs will be used by real people in real situations. Steve is currently a graduate of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.


Joe Bradford. Design and Media Production — Volunteer.

Joe Bradford is a recent industrial design graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, After designing an award winning senior thesis project focused on improving the lives of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Joe joined his past professors at Design Museum Boston with the goal of advancing design education by showcasing design's social responsibility. Joe is also an industrial designer at Hasbro, and has a passion for music and film.


Nicole Burlock. Membership & Development Coordinator.

Nicole specializes in promotions, marketing, and graphic design. As an advocate of art, design and community, she is a team and results-oriented professional with a track record of success at major advertising agencies and at innovative organizations within the non-profit sector. Nicole is a M.A. graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design where she studied Arts Administration at the Atlanta, Georgia campus. Nicole's passion for non-profit emerged from Advertising and Public Relations in which obtained a B.A. from Grand Valley State University. She enjoys the simple pleasures of life: great food, weather, and fellowship.


Cory dePasquale. Program Manager.

Cory DePasquale is a recent graduate of the Industrial Design Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology and had his trial run with DMB as a student, serving as Project Manager for the DMB/Wentworth Studio collaboration. As the student project manager he managed three student design teams designing the Life Impacted exhibit for the IDSA national conference. Cory is all about being a team player, and he strongly believes in pushing himself and his teammates to produce the best work possible. He is passionate about mountain biking and all things automotive.


Brooke Scibelli. Events & Content Producer.

Brooke Scibelli is a creative producer with an interdisciplinary background in the arts. Her interests lie in collaborative projects and alternative education strategies. She is alumna of the Studio for Interrelated Media department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Brooke has co-produced various traditional and non-traditional events in the Boston area and internationally, including Kunstkraker 2011, The Festival of Narratives 2012, and Urban Planning on Dewey Square 2013. Alongside event production Brooke enjoys teaching K-8 fine arts, and is a master at finding four leaf clovers.