I am currently living and working in Paris as an independant watch and jewelry designer.

WWW.OXYGEN-WATCH.COM


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 2018: Jewelry Design specialization at l’Académie des Métiers d’Art in Paris

  • 2004: Graduated from Institut Supérieur de Design as Engineering Product Design Manager

  • 2002 to 2004: Master in Design Management at Institut Supérieur de Design

  • 1999 to 2002: BSc in Industrial Design at Institut Supérieur de Design

  • 1999: French Baccalaureate in Sciences (equivalent of A levels)

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

CREATIVITY

  • Methodology: design language, brainstorming, analogies, mental maps, personas and usage scenarios

  • Innovations: functions, intuitiveness, new ways of reading time, horological complication

Drawing

  • Sketches, roughs, gouachés (pencil, pen, markers, paintbrush)

  • 2D rendering (Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop)

  • 3D modelling & rendering (Alias Design & Rhinoceros)

Technical Mastery

  • Materials (traditional and avant garde)

  • Ensuring the compatibility of concept design with manufacturing constraints

  • Manufacturing process (manufacturing steps, assembly and optimisation for VAS or recycling)

Project management

  • Rigorous and intuitive approach adapted to each specific environment

  • Capacity of engendering a productive work environment with inspiring and empowering supervision

  • Quick and efficient communication especially on problems to solve

  • Constant interchange of ideas with other designers, artistic director, marketing and engineering services


PROFESSIONNAL BACKGROUND

Since 2019: Freelance watch & jewelry designer

2014 to 2018: Watch and graphic designer for the CITIME group (Paris) - www.oxygen-watch.com

  • OXYGEN Paris: Creation and development of new models and lineups + evolution of existing models (cases, dials, straps and movement adaptations), artistic direction of the brand identity and its expression through the website (supervision of its complete redesign), brand communications (including supervision of digital marketing), POS material and events (like Baselworld).

  • CITIME: Creation, adaptation and declension of watches branded to client's names in the fields of automotive and men's ready-to-wear.

2007 to 2014: Watch designer for GUY ELLIA (Paris) - Facebook page of GUY ELLIA

  • Analysis, creation, conception, prototyping, development and declension of watches for Ladies and Men (cases, dials, complication modules, specific straps, luxury cases and POS material).

  • Creation of communication supports for press, internet and fairs.

2007: Mobile Phone designer for MODELABS (Paris) - www.modelabs.com

  • Creation of private label mobile phones and accessories for famous brands.

2006: Product designer for DECATHLON inside the brand TRIBORD (Hendaye) - www.tribord.tm.fr

  • Design and graphism of diving and kite surf sports equipment.

  • Refinement of surfing and diving wetsuits.

  • Design of surfboard bags.

  • Selected design for a new sailing shoe.

  • Prospective workshops.

2005: Product designer for DECATHLON inside the brand GEONAUTE (Villeneuve d'Ascq) - www.geonaute.fr

  • Study, creation and refinement of 2 new watches lineups (digital and analogical watches).

  • Creation of a new sport luggages lineup

2004: Product designer, internship at LUNAR DESIGN (San Francisco and Palo Alto) - www.lunar.com

  • Design and development of a smartphone for Hewlett-Packard

  • Design of an MP3 player for SanDisk

  • Design study for Adidas-brand athletic shoes

  • Conceptual study for Oral B-brand toothbrushes

  • Conceptual study of a futuristic multi-media player

September 2003: 3D designer, DIEDRE DESIGN (Versailles) 1 month short term contract - www.diedredesign.com

  • 3D illustration of assembly notices for Meccano-brand games.

2002 to 2003: Internship at DIEDRE DESIGN (Versailles) 6 months - www.diedredesign.com

  • Graphic design for Time bicycles, logo and graphic creation on Mavic’s rims of bicycle

  • Design of exhibition poster layout

  • Topbike graphic trame facing design (Carrefour Cycle Europe)

  • Creation of the new Majorette pack graphic charter design

  • Blaupunkt car radio interface design