Because people seem to think I'm some kind of magician. Also having a nickname, it's a little bit like being a super hero.
∴ When did you start getting interested in design?
When I was a kid, I wanted to play with my Dad’s cameras, because i though it was amazing to be able to freeze time. So my dad taught me how to use them. Now, I've got my own cameras, finally.
∴ How do you account for the large variety of styles in your portfolio?
I've always wanted to touch everything. As a teenager, I started doing graffiti with my friends. It was illegal. Illegal was cooler than cool. Graffiti is the best school I ever went to. There is suchvariety of styles, artists, and periods, and I appreciated all of them, as diverse as they were. Everything I love doing today is still rooted in my passion for graffiti art.
∴ You have a weird accent. Where do you come from?
I'm from Paris, France. I'm a green card holder now, so I'm living in Los Angeles, after having spent a year in New York.
∴ What kind of design training do you have?
When you have the magic touch, training is within you. I also don't agree with labels, so I don't like to say where I've trained. My design is my degree.
∴ Like many designers & artists, you get up late, right?
Nope, once a week if I'm lucky. It's that unknown element to every day that drives me. I can not wait to get to the next challenge.
As Picasso said, "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
∴ Freelance, ok, but for the past 10 years? Seriously, it sounds like you're a bohemian.
Well, I have traveled a lot. Paris, Avignon, Alps, London, NYC, L.A. Then, I created or participated in a variety of companies such as Steus [ART / PAINT / ASSOCIATION], Folimer [RECORDING STUDIO], Craie-a[FREELANCE AGENCY], Pixmakers [Video Directors collective], Le Branché [MUSIC LABEL]. I've had the privilege of working with some of the greatest.
∴ Will you work for/with an agency?
Of course. As a designer, I've been able to collaborate in a variety of ways: a few days for a new client, 2 weeks for a friend, 9 months for an AGENCY, etc. Freelancing, part-time, full time, these are ajust labels. What's most important is the daily inspiration and the opportunity to meet cool people.
∴ This Bio - FAQ is genius but ridiculous.
Don't be so serious about life: nobody gets out alive, anyway.