Biography

I was born in Madagascar and grew up in Paris. I hold a Bts in industrial design and an MA in graphic design & multimedia. I moved to London in 2008 to complete a Master in Design Interactions, at the Royal College of Art.
I started freelancing in 2006 as a graphic and interaction designer before finding interests in speculative design and storytelling.
I lived half a year in China in 2007, and worked as an Art Director for the StudioZero in Shanghai. 
I also worked for Wieden and Kennedy as a researcher and creative technologist in their R & D Platform and Philips Design Probe in Eindhoven as an interaction designer. Most of my work was dedicated to imagine new experiences enabled by technology.
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Since then, I have specialised in designing objects, artefacts and devices as a form of storytelling to question and excite. I use science as fuel to imagine new relationships between people and technology, whether it allows us to achieve something fantastic or perceive reality through a different prism.

Education

MA(RCA)
Design Interactions
Royal College of Art
London, UK
MA
Graphic Design Multimedia
ENSAD
Paris, France
BTS
Industrial Design
ENSAAMA Olivier-de-Serres
Paris, France

Experience

present
Director
Nexus Interactive Arts
London, UK
Nexus Interactive Arts works in interactive moving image. It shares the same high values for storytelling and design through collaboration with the Nexus film and animation division, but brings new technology as an exciting partner.
present
Designer / Researcher
GOOD ONE
London, UK
A speculative design collective, focused on designing experiences between people, technologies and their surroundings.
2013
Visiting Researcher
MDP, Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
MDP summer research - The Prophecy Program explores human capabilities in predicting future events through the design of testing apparatus.
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2013
Design Tutor
ENSCI les Ateliers
Paris, France
Biotechnology workshop organised and led in collaboration with Marine Royer, at the ENSCI College of Design, in Paris. We guided and helped the students to develop a speculative approach to the design of future forms of medical care.
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2013
Creative Director
Nexus Interactive Arts
London, UK
Creative direction for NIA. Commissioned by the agency Wieden & Kennedy New York to design and build Delta's "Photon Shower" at TED2013 in Long Beach
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2012
Freelance Interaction Designer
Oasis Stores
London, UK
Conception and development of a 'sign in' app for iPad and generative graphics, for their press day
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2012
Freelance Interaction Designer
The Poundshop
London, UK
Conception and fabrication of a window installation at Wieden + Kennedy London office
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2012
Head Interaction Designer
Harrimansteel
London, UK
Design and fabrication of four machines for DMAX italia idents
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2012
Freelance Interaction Designer
Greenman Festival / RCUK
London, UK
Conception and fabrication of the 'Energy Factory' installations aiming at engaging the public at the festival around science and sustainable energies
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2012
Freelance Designer
The Poundshop
London, UK
Conception and fabrication of a mobile stall
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2011
Freelance Designer
Troika
London, UK
Fabrication of the kinetic sculptures, Thixotropes
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2011
Freelance Interaction Designer
Partizan
London, UK
Design and Fabrication of Wallpaper+Rebook installation. Project directed by Alex Griffin and Richard Pearce
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2011
Freelance Designer
Studio XO
London, UK
Fabrication of LED costumes for the Black Eyed Peas
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2010-11
Researcher / Creative Technologist
Wieden + Kennedy London
London, UK
Platform, R & D department
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2009
Freelance Interaction Designer
Philips Design
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Scenarist and Animation Developer for ICSID World Design Congress - healthcare 2050.
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2008
Freelance Web Designer
Zabriskie Prod 
Paris, France 
2006
Freelance Web Designer
La Cinematheque Francaise 
Paris, France
Designed an interface that puts the current exhibitions in relation to the peculiar architecture of the cinematheque francaise.
2007
Art Director
Studiozero 
Shanghai, China 
Art installations, artist performer, filmaking
2004
Exhibition Design Intern
l'Autobus Imperial 
Signage system for Quai Branly Museum and The Eiffel Tower
Paris, France

Exhibitions/Talks

This Happened
London, UK - 2013
Design and Violence
MoMa, NY - 2013
Media Design Practices - Summer Show
Pasadena, CA. - 2013
Dream Team
St Etienne, France - 2013
Les Cascades de l'Infrareel
Paris, France - 2012
Ampera Technology week at KXFS
London, UK - 2012
Art Relay
London, UK - 2012
Surface Design Show
London, UK - 2012
Design Faction
Lodz, Poland - 2011
Glitch Fiction
Paris, France - 2011
See yourself Sensing
London, UK - 2011

La Biennale di Venezia

Venice, Italy - 2010
Design Event
Newcastle, UK - 2010
Impact!
Cheltenham, UK - 2010
Impact!
London, UK - 2010
Code_source
Chaumont, France - 2009

Press/Publications

Artists In Laboratories, episode 39
we-make-money-not-art.com / ResonanceFM
Listen to the intereview here.
Impactor, Death Defying Stunt
fastcodesign.com
Mr. Miyagi Meets the Matrix
fastcodesign.com 
Twisting Reality
psfk.com 
Getting shot in the Neck
gizmodo.com 
See Yourself Sensing
we-make-money-not-art.com 
See Yourself Sensing Exhibition
nano.org.uk 
Stop Making Sense
designweek.co.uk 
Makes You See Sense about Feelings 
newscientist.com 
Hyper-Normality
we-make-money-not-art 
EPSRC IMPACT!
Axis Magazine, Kyoko Kakajima,
May/June 2010 
See Yourself Sensing:
Redefining Human Perception
Madeline Schwartzman
Blackdog Publishing
2011
Organs and Becoming
RCA dissertation
2010
Les Nouvelles Regles du Jeu
ENSAD dissertation
2007