WORK & EXPERIENCE
Agenda Inc. 2009 - 2010
Creative Director. Worked between USA and Paris on visual identity, creative direction and strategy for boutique luxury strategy company. Clients included David Mallett Haircare, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Krug Champagne, Ritz Carlton. http://www.agendainc.com
Jeff Leatham Inc. 2004 - 2009
Creative Director of the Jeff Leatham Design Studio. Key responsibilities included creative direction of international events, client liaison, and manager of special projects including at Athens Olympics. Designed and produced international events and retail strategy in Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Work included product development, video production, and event management for Four Seasons Hotel, Swarovski, Hermes, and Ruinart. http://www.jeffleatham.com
Carven 2005 - 2007
Creative Director, Menswear. Created new strategic vision and restructing plan for Carven fashion brand. Responsibilities included relaunching global image, communication strategy, negotiating relationships with distribution and licensees, and developing strategic brand coherence. Designed prototype collection for evolution of menswear brand. http://www.carven.com
Freelance work 2000 - 2005
Creative Direction, freelance. Worked on a wide range of creative projects. Including ;
Product and textile design, Atelier Jean-Pierre Ollier. Worked with creative ‘petite main’ team on designing fabrics and accessories for clients including Dior Haute Couture, Lacroix Haute Couture, Lacroix ready-to-wear, and Roger Vivier
Producer, « Rare Materials, Rare Specialties » exhibition. Sponsored and hosted by Rothschild Foundation
Creative Instruction, Atelier Chardon Savard. Worked with private pupils and groups to teach illustration, technical drawing, trend work, graphic design.
Trend Strategist. Worked with creative agencies - Peclers, Nelly Rodi, Carlin International - to predict, illustrate and translate emerging trends to mass-market brands.
Visual Merchandising and Design Strategist, Première Vision
Worked with creative director to prepare trade conferences.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Fashion Design, Atelier Chardon Savard 1996 – 1999
Designed multiple collections. Specializing in menswear, history of fashion, and business strategy.
DEUG & Licence, Université Paris X Nanterre1993 – 1995
Studied contemporary history, specializing in art and social history. Dissertation on Azzedine Alaïa.
Humanities, lycée Chaptal, Paris 1992-1993
Formative training in natural and social sciences
SKILLS & INTERESTS
Fluent French. Fluent English. Conversational German.
Adobe Photoshop (advanced), Adobe Illustrator (advanced), Adobe InDesign (advanced), Microsoft Office (advanced)
Flash (moderate), SketchUp 3D (moderate), Dreamweaver (moderate)
Taxidermy ; studied under George Jamieson, Scotland.