with 15 years of experience as a designer on sport goods and consumer electronics, I am now senior footwear designer for a top 5 outdoor brand.
My responsibilities are from product design (footwear and backpacks) to art direction, through project planning, design strategy, development control
EXPERIENCE Since September 2005 Sallanches (Fr) Quechua (DECATLON) Now at the foot of the "Mont Blanc", I am responsible for the design of the summer footwear range. l handle projects from the start, through the design development stages (trends, design, components, colors, prototype development in Asia) to product launch. Our aim at Quechua is to design mountain equipement for the people who enjoy the mountains whatever their level, age and fortune... I am also often involved in innovation worshops. March 2001 to August 2005 Roissy (Fr) Daewoo electronics Europe Design Center Senior Designer. Design of devices for the european consumer electronics market ; Brown goods (TV, VCR/DVD, Audio…) and white goods (microwave ovens, refrigerators, cleaners…). Graphic design ; catalogs, graphics for a booth in an international fair. Daewoo France’s website. Strategic brand and design analysis and reporting. February 1998 to February 2001 Nevers (Fr) LOOK ski bindings (Rossignol group) First design approach of the new low and mid range binding and definition of the specifications for the design consultants. Design of ski/binding interfaces such as maxflexII, of the race toe piece and various accessories using pro-Engineer and pro-CDRS. Commitment in a project team for a new ski/boot/binding global concept within the whole Rossignol group. Management of the product range cosmetic improvement. Three years professionnel experience as an industriel designer, in commitment with other departments and very close to the products. Reinforcement of my technical background, especially regarding plastics working (injection molding) and finishing. Training on CAD programme (Pro-Engineer & Pro-CDRS). Design and research project management. April-June 1995 2days/week Paris (Fr) Raison Pure Industrie Design of a new electric chopper for SEB. While writing my diploma thesis. January-March 1994 Annecy (Fr) Tram design Various projects such as: telephones, fax, bus, walking frame, ski waxer, toaster… Work on many projects at the same time, and fast. June-July 1991 Avignon (Fr) MID design Design of furnitures for campsites : lightings, garbage cans, water/electricity points, plastic structures for children playground. First experience as an industriel designer in real situation. BACKGROUND October 1997 Paris (France) ENSCI LES ATELIERS Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle ; graduate. (BA equiv.) Learning of a creative way to design products, integrating all the design complexity ; social concern, technology, materials, marketing and strategy. Improvement of my general culture and technical knowledge. April-June 1994 Glasgow (Scotland) Student exchange in Glasgow School of Art, product design department, 3 monts. Confrontation with design in a different country and culture. Practice of English for three months. July 1993 Ankara (Turkey) METU uniniversity Summer school; design and touism. Reflexion about tourism and presentation of the ideas to the turkish ministry of tourism. 4 weeks. Application of the social dimention of design in a particular field. Working in a different cultural environment. English language 1992 Toulon (France) BTS Esthétique industrielle (designer assistant). There I learned the bases of industriel design as well as rendering and model making. Learning of engineering, especially plastic parts design. 1989 Nice (France) Bac F1 (mechanics). Elementary knowledge of mechanical engineering. MORE Born in Chatou France French driving licence for cars and trucks Hobbies : Web, moutain bike, paragliding, snowboard, ski, painting, furniture making, travelling… TOOLS/SKILLS Skills in using 3D programs (Alias Studio, Pro-Engineer, Rhino…), 2D (X-Press, Illustrator, Photoshop…) and webdesign (Flash, Dreamweaver…)