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Who

I was born and raised in Paris, France,
and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 where I majored in fine arts with a graphic design focus,
and minored in anthropology. I have substantial graphic, digital and publishing experience.

After graduation, I did a two-week masters workshop in Italy through the School of Visual Arts and then settled in New York City to work in fashion (Diane von Furstenberg, Peter Som, Svilu), TV/film (Sundance, USA Network, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry documentary), publishing (Travel + Leisure, GQ, Hachette Book Group) and media (Mashable, The New York Times).

I recently moved to SF to become a Creative Director at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. When in NYC, I was also an Instructor at the School of Visual Arts
and was starting to get involved with
more conferences and speaking engagements. I was featured on Inc Mag's 30 under 30 Movers and Shakers list (March 10, 2016) and on Forbes' 30 under 30 list in Media (January 5, 2015).

What

I provide consulting and design. I focus on branding, visual storytelling, strategy, illustration, layout, cross-platform content creation, and love building creative teams. If you're up for collaborating, please feel free to send an email.

Where

I am living in San Francisco, working
full-time at Facebook. Prior to living
inSF, I was in New York working for
T Brand Studio at The Times and freelancing on the side for several
clients including Mashable, Grand
Central Publishing, and Harvard.

Why

I aspire to work with artists and
individuals who want to make their
ideas come to life through the
power of design.

Resumé/CV

Download my resume here PDF

EXPERIENCE

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA October 2016–Present
Creative Director, Cultural Moments
Building and overseeing a new team of creatives dedicated to Facebook's Cultural Moments product; Developing roadmap for new initiative

T Brand Studio, The New York Times Company | New York, NY April 2014–September 2016
Creative Director, T Brand Studio
Overseeing a team of 12 (design/photo) with employees at varying levels; Built an infrastructure for the first-ever branded content studio that earned Adweek's "Hottest in Native Advertising" Hot List 2015 title; Working on native paid post executions (cross-platform), rich media, event collateral, presentations, and cross-channel creative needs; Maintaining tbrandstudio.com; Launched 160+ campaigns to date with 100+ brands; Conceptualized, wrote and was filmed for an on-demand course for nytedu.com; Helped reach $35M goal for the team last year

GQ Magazine, Condé Nast Publications | New York, NY July 2011–April 2014
Design Director 05/13, Art Director 04/12-04/13, Associate Art Director 07/11-04/12
Managed an Art Director and Entry- to Senior-level designers; Redefined the tablet experience with the brand's iPad program, MyGQ, which empowers readers to personalize and interact with their tablet edition of GQ like never before via enhanced saving, sharing and shopping features; Launched GQ Live!, the industry's first-to-market augmented reality app powered by Aurasma technology, which transformed GQ's print-to-mobile landscape; Worked on invites, presentations, advertiser special sections (for print and iPad), event signage/collateral, in-book promotion etc.; Rebranded GQ Advertising; Organized photo shoots and handled production; Found and created social, digital and tablet extensions for advertisers; Updated GQDesignGroup.com; Relaunched GQ's promotional website report.gq.com using Squarespace

School of Visual Arts | New York, New York September 2012–Pesent
Instructor Teaching a Continuing Ed class called Designer's Guide: Building a Brand
Story
about creating successful brand stories designstory.guide; Taught a F13/S14/F14 Continuing Ed class called Print is Not Dead, it's Evolving to help professionals learn
about print-to-mobile technologies and trends printisevolving.com ; Co-taught an undergraduate course during Fall 2012/Spring 2013 within the Visual and Critical Studies department called What’s Your Type?, an experimental typography course with emphasis
on examining letterforms, alphabets, history of typography

Creative Jobs: The List | New York, NY July 2011–Present
Founder Providing creative job opportunities through biweekly e-newsletter; Connecting subscriber list (2500+) to personal network through referral system; Advising and encouraging job seekers

Independent Graphic/Web Design Professional | New York, NY May 2009–Present
Freelance Designer Clients include: Zara, Mashable, Hachette Book Group, Artestar, Svilu, Indian Point documentary, The 100 Years Show documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never
Sorry
documentary, Calder Foundation, GQ Magazine, Sundance Channel, Vacationist —presented by Travel + Leisure, Sweden Unlimited, Peter Som, Brown University, Condé Nast’s Golf World Magazine, Hudson Hotel, Harvard University, Maidentrip documentary, Black Light Dinner Party, and USL

USA Network, NBC Universal | New York, NY April 2011–June 2011
Freelance Print Designer Designed all collateral for USA's Summer of Originals screenings; Worked on all printed materials for Character Project screenings and created promotional ads for New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, AM New York, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Tribune.

Travel + Leisure Magazine, Amex Pub/Time Inc. | New York, NY March 2010–April 2011
Full-time Freelance Junior Designer Developed ads and advertorials for the T+L iPad App; Collaborated with Art Director on all event collateral; Designed sell sheets and comps; Assembled promotional booklets and direct mail pieces; Worked directly with outside vendors on all projects; Conceptualized and designed Vacationist logo (vacationist.com) and collateral for site launch event

Diane von Furstenberg Studio | New York, NY September 2009–February 2010
Creative Intern Construct digital renderings; Retouch photographs; Prepare files to send to clients & printers; Collaborate with creative team on larger projects such as lookbooks;
Conceive e-mail blasts; Create DVF environmental graphics for exhibits and the outdoors

Fine Arts Department, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2008–May 2009
Classroom Assistant Assisted Graphic Design professor with class preparation, critiques and technical issues; Motivated classroom of fourteen design students

Golf for Women / Golf World, Condé Nast Publications | New York, NY June–August 2008
Design Intern Designed page layouts for September–October 2008 issue of Golf for Women; Created illustrations, e-mail signatures and promotional materials for both magazines

Paganucci Wolfington, Ad and Branding Agency | New York, NY June–August 2008
Design Intern Produced logos, brand campaigns and patterns; Developed brand concepts for Old Navy, Badgley Mischka and Joe Boxer under direction of the creative director

Mixte magazine | Paris, France May–June 2007
Graphic Designer Conceptualized and designed page layouts for nº48–49 issues;
Initiated and produced lookbooks for Biotherm, L’Oréal and Printemps

Framfab Web Agency | London, England May 2006
Design Intern Produced animations, templates and retouched images; Developed banner
ideas for SAB Miller, Clifford Chance, Framfab, Orange and Barclay Card

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts (SVA), Masters Workshop in Venice and Rome | Italy May–June 2009
Graduate Summer Class, 3 credits: Intensive workshop in design history, theory and practice led by design figures such as Steven Heller, Louise Fili and Omar Vulpinari

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences | Philadelphia, PA 2005–2009
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts: Major in Communication Design, Minor in Anthropology
GPA: 3.75; Dean’s list 2007–09, magna cum laude

University of Melbourne, Faculty of Arts | Melbourne, Australia July–November 2007
Attended a Study Abroad program: studied Communication, Art History and Cultural Studies

AWARDS, GRANTS & ACTIVITIES

Awards | Hero of The Year, The New York Times 2014; Mobile Excellence Award for GQ Live! 2013 "Best Mobile Innovator" Category; Marketer of Q4, GQ Magazine 2012; Fine Arts Major Senior Award 2009

Grants | Kelly Senior Thesis Grant 2009 Received a $500 grant to fund senior thesis; Kelly
Family Fellowships Grant 2009 Awarded a $3,000 grant for SVA Summer Program

Mentions | Inc. Featured in 30 under 30 Movers and Shakers list 2016, Forbes Featured
in 30 under 30 Media list 2015, OKReal Interview 2014, Penn Parents Interview 2014, BOE Magazine Interview 2014, HerCampus.com Interview 2014, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual 2012 for GQ Holiday Card Winner NY Region, U.S. News and World Report Article 2013 Profile Interview for Best Jobs Art Director category

Activities | Performa Party Benefit Committee member, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) member since 2007, ADC (Art Directors Club) member since 2010, Zogsports Basketball Player, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor since 2005, Urban Sherpa Travel Leader, Penn Alumni Interviewer, SPD Board member, (RED) Campaign Influencer 2014

LANGUAGES

French, English, Spanish

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Aurasma Studio, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, CSS/HTML, InVision, Wordpress, Woodwing, Bookbinding, Letterpress, Squarespace, Publishing Suite, Mac/PC