who am i
Ui Designer with Ux skills
at PSA peugeot Citroën
I graduated in industrial design, with multiple experiences in the design field, from architecture to graphic design. I kept a lot of skills from my industrial design tuition, like a strong will to make stuff with my hands, and a natural habit to think like a user in my Ui-Ux work.
I spent most of my life in France, from the countryside where I grew up, to the city of Lyon where I studied, and now in Paris where I live and work. I also spent a year in Canada, in Montréal and Toronto, and I'm still in love with those two very different cities.
If I'm not riding my bike around Paris, you can probably find me at the fablab or at the nearest hardware store trying to find the exact set of screws and bolts I need for my upcoming project. Or I could be cooking or reading calmly on my couch...
Ui & Ux design in the automotive industry
I'm currently working for a major car manufacturer, which includes five brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, with Opel and Vauxhall currently being integrated to the group) sold all over the world. PSA is dedicated to design a strong identity for each brand, and the HMI design is a key element of this strategy.
PSA Brands & Experiences
pixel perfect alignement
light & shadows
Peugeot 3008 (2018)
Citroën C5 Aircross
feel good design
The automotive industry is moving forward a revolution with the autonomous vehicules being developped. The upcoming generation of high-end vehicules will already take full controle on the highways, providing a completely new experience for the driver and the passengers. The car is slowly becoming an extention of our home, a moving room where we can enjoy various activities while we travel safely to our destination.
As an HMI designer, it's an interesting place to be.
Where am I in the Ux team
I'm working on a daily basis with both Ui and front-end teams. In a fast-paced environment, building a complex HMI with many deliveries and deadlines to handle, my role is to facilitate the communication between people who are not necessarly talking the same language.
As the coordinator of the graphical assets production process (largly automated, always evolving...), I get in touch with the Content Strategy experts, and the interaction team in order to solve a problem or make sure the HMI will meet the expectations.
What do I do ?
As the interface between visual design and front-end developers, I'm used to speak both languages and solve the problems occuring in a fast paced working environment. My daily work involves the managing and the evaluation of the graphic assets production process, as well as the controle of the images before the deliveries to the suppliers. My responsability is to controle the main caracteristics of the assets (size, color, name, location etc...), but also the quality (pixel perfect is the expectation) and the respect of the production process.
I'm the link between graphic designers & integration team.
I'm connected to the many experts of the driving assistance systems.
I'm the last step before integration and delivery to the supplier, which means that everything leaving my desk must be produced to be easily understood and used by the customer. To make sure the team meets with the highest standards, I'm connected to the various experts of the many features and driving assistance systems you can find in a modern high-end vehicule. My work is to check if the HMI properly explain the features, and to meet the experts if an improvement needs to be done.
3008 i Cockpit
buttons & wheels
A modern automobile is a very complexe technological object. At PSA, everything is made to facilitate the interactions between the driver and the vehicule. The tactile screen is a very important part of the strategy behind the Peugeot i cockpit.
vary the experiences
enjoy your time aboard
everything you need
Creating different experiences for each brands, and also to various vehicules within each brands, is a complex task. It requires strong organisation skills as well as efficiency in the graphic assets creation process, and of course a keane eye to match with the highest quality expectations.
After a few years working in various environments, in the industrial design or Ux field, in France and Canada, as a member of a small team in a creative studio or in a large department of a multi-billions company, I'm definitly able to see where my strong points are. I've been integrated in already built teams, and I've been involved in the difficult task to build a team for a specific challenge, and I've been driving people to reach goals and build projects internationally.
Pixel perfect attitude
In my work, pixel perfect is the norme. Even in a fast paced environnement with large quantities of graphic assets in the production process.
Ability to see the big picture
I'm able to understand the context of the Ui, how the smallest detail must be aligned with the global strategy of the object, as wall as the hole brand.
Always running the extra mile
I'm aiming at the highest quality, even for the most remote part of the Ui, even if (almost) no one will see the result, it always matters to me.
Software & it
Proficent in Mac OS & Windows
As an enthousiastic fablab attendee, I'm interested in 3D printing, mostly to design and create assembly parts for the various projects I'm working on...
I've been practicing photography for about a decade, on a canon DSLR. I'm using photography as a tool for my work, but also for leisure and when I'm traveling.
Laser & water cutting
I'm using a laser cutting and engraving machine almost every week to build furniture and decorate the various project I have on going. I've also useda few times the water cutting machine to cut aluminium pieces and a few elements for my friends projects.
I designed this website myself, using a pre-created tamplate with bootstrap to make it responsaive. A little HTML and CSS can still go a long way :)
Solid oral & presentation skills
I've been trained to present my work very often during my studies, and then in the professionnal world. I'm used to summerize ideas, and use the best tools to make my presentation exiting and persuasives.
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