curriculum vitæ


OBJECTIVE

To put my creativity, passion, and experience to work within a socially-minded multidisciplinary team, working to realize design’s communicative, transformative and innovative potential.


LANGUAGES
French – Fluent
English – Fluent
German – Elementary


EDUCATION
American University of Paris – Paris, FRANCE
Master of Arts in Global Communications (2014)
▪ Acted as a communications consultant for NGOs in Tamil Nadu, India in the context of AUP’s Sustainable Development Practicum. Read my blog posts here & here. See the project here.
▪ Courses: Brands & Belief, Advanced Branding Practicum, Design Thinking for Sustainability, 3D Branding of Space, Cultural Advocacy, Material Culture, Citizen Designer, Politics & Economics of Global Media, Visual Practices of the Urban

Université du Québec à Montréal – Montréal, CANADA
Baccalauréat en design graphique (2000-2003)
▪ Courses: Visual Language, Typography, Book Design, Packaging Design, Exhibition Design, Language & Sign Systems

University of Manitoba School of Art – Winnipeg, CANADA
Bachelor of Fine Arts (1996-2000)
▪ Courses: Graphic Design, Photography, Silkscreen, Sculpture, Drawing, Art History, Sociology, English Literature


EXPERIENCE
Saguez & Partners [link– Paris, FRANCE
Senior Art Director (apr. 2013 – present)
▪ Creative lead, art direction, strategic branding and design at an international identity and interior design firm, where my primary account is a worldwide leader in the transportation sector.

American University of ParisParis, FRANCE
Teaching Assistant & Guest Lecturer – (jan. 2011 – dec. 2013)
▪ Under Prof. Stephen Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Global Communications
Courses: Introduction to Visual Culture Studies, Introduction to Media and Communication Studies, Visual Rhetoric: Persuasive Images, Color as Communication
Research Assistant – [jan. 2012 – may 2012]
▪ Under Prof. Julie Thomas, Associate Professor of Global Communications
Tasked with a review of literature on the political use of colour for an upcoming publication

Agence Code [link– Montréal, CANADA
Art DirectorSenior Designer  (2003-2010)
▪ Creative lead, art direction, brand management, strategy and some copy writing in a design firm working in print media, packaging, advertising, web & event design. Experience with large national and international corporate accounts.

UrbanInk [link– Winnipeg, CANADA
Designer & Creative Consultant (2004-2010)
▪ Recurring collaborative work with a dynamic graphic design & letterpress printing studio; particularly design, art direction and branding for an annual non-profit French-language film festival.

NBICOM – Montréal, CANADA
Digital Production Coordinator (2002 – 2003)
▪ Charged with verifying, preparing, and managing digital files and branded material for the DVD & Blu-ray packaging of major film studio releases (Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount).

Dex Clothing – Montréal, CANADA
Graphic Designer (2001-2002)
▪ Creation of prints, graphics, packaging, promotional material and advertising for the men’s and women’s collections of a young urban fashion label.

Freelance – NORTH AMERICA & EUROPE
Independant Art DirectorDesigner & Communications Consultant (since 2000)
▪ Creative and strategic work for cultural and corporate clients, including branding of new entities and events, signage, online social media for a bike share mobile app and collaborations with community groups and artists across disciplines.

The Manitoban – Winnipeg, CANADA
Design Editor (1999-2000)
▪ Member of the editorial board of the University of Manitoba Student Union’s weekly newspaper. Responsible for art direction, layout, advertising and promotional design. Some photography and illustration.


AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
▪ Recipient of more than a dozen awards from graphic design publications and annual competitions, including Art Directors Club Annual 83, How Magazine International Design Awards, New York Festivals Design Awards, Applied Arts Design & Advertising Awards, Coupe International Design & Image Awards, Grafika – (2004-2011)
▪ Logo work included in the book Worldwide Identity, by Rockport Publishing – (2005)


GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
▪ Radio Saint-Boniface scholarship for graduate studies in communications – (2011-2013)
▪ LOJIQ young entrepreneur’s travel networking grant co-sponsored by Canada, France and Belgium – (2010)
▪ BEF, Marcelle Forest and Francofonds scholarships for post-secondary studies – (2000-2003)
▪ CUSB Excellence 2000 scholarship – (1996-1997)


ACTIVITIES
 I tweet bike sharing & sustainable transportation news from around the world as @BixouInfo – (since 2009)
Volunteer administrator, moderator and game designer for a small, non-profit MMORPG. Charged with redesigning and relaunching one of three online game worlds – (2006 – 2010)
 Co-founder & organizer of the Students-At-Large advocacy group & awareness campaign, aimed at encouraging students to participate in local politics – (1999-2000)
 Sustained commitment to local arts and culture: community radio (programming, training, board of directors), theatre (volunteering, event coordination, acting, set design), history (guide & interpreter at two national historic sites), visual art (solo & group shows, curating, coordination, promotion), youth leadership, pro-bono design work – (since 1995)


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