Originally from Paris, France, I’ve been in the New York fashion industry working with luxury brands for many years. I‘ve lead teams of creative, working on advertising campaigns, publishing projects and exhibitions. I am an experienced manager in digital and conventional prepress for commercial printing with skills in digital printing, photo retouching, digital proofing, color management, as well as all aspects of traditional prepress, and analog proofing.
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK | 09/2018 - Present
Provide eduction and instruction for visual communication concepts and tools, fundamentals of typography, graphic design and layout, as well as digital skills.
SPECTRAFLOW EAST, NEW YORK | 03/2018 - Present
Provide support with the technical processes of color management across all devices to photographers, printmakers, advertising agencies and artists. Help clients reduce time spent on color matching, speed up design cycles, and reduce paper and ink waste.
Work closely with many of the top industry vendors such as Lectra, EFI, GMG and X-Rite to deliver first rate support and stay up to date on the latest product releases.
INTEGRAL KOLOR LLC, NEW YORK | 09/2017 - Present
Consulting/Freelance for Pierre Balmain, Rosewood Hotels, IDEXT, Jamal Igle & Co, Annie Leibovitz Studio, Wednesday Agency, Alta Image NYC, 127Productions, StudioDangin.
Integral Kolor llc provides many services similar to a large advertising agency, but with the attentive one-on-one approach of a small business, while using a holistic approach to the various challenges clients may face.
Fall 2018: worked one-on-one with Annie Leibovitz and Phaidon publisher on Annie Leibovitz, At Work (Phaidon, 2018) 3rd Edition. Art directed, produced, and color managed the entire re-print process.
Fall 2017 to Fall 2018: Managed post-production, worked closely with the lead art director to adjust layout designs for final delivery of all the assets for Pierre Balmain Accessories, Spring/Summer 2018 campaign and Fall/Winter 2018 campaign for domestic and international digital media (tablets, mobile, and desktop) and printed materials (magazines, OOH).
Freelance onsite/offsite: Design and manage post-production of media placement and delivery of final assets for ads, digital media and printed materials.
Print production for Fine Art books: production, art direction, retouching, layouts.
Consulting: Provide leadership and guidance towards continuous improvement of print workflow options, software, hardware and personnel education and training recommendations.
BOX SERVICES LLC - NEW YORK | 1999 - 09/2017
KiDS CREATIVE - NEW YORK | 2007 - 09/2017
Over the years working at Box Services and its sister company KiDS Creative, I executed design projects for multimillion dollar advertising campaigns. I skillfully directed the production of diverse collateral marketing materials, including over-sized POP materials, press kits, catalogs, magazine inserts.
Managed schedule of post-production, media placement and delivered final assets for ads, digital media and printed materials for Calvin Klein, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Vera Wang, Lanvin, Lancôme, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, BCBG, Bébé, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Cover Girl, Gerg Jensen, Jones New York, David Yurman, Uniqlo, Chloé, Reed Krakoff, Tommy Hilfiger.
Spring/Summer 2017, for Rosewood Hotels, Hôtel de Crillon (Paris, France) 360º launch, created and designed with the Lead Art Director mood boards, presentations, print & digital layouts. Managed post production and media buy deliverable for Rosewood global brand and Crillon Hotel.
From 2014 to Fall of 2017, worked closely with Lead Art Director and Vera Wang team to establish a passionate new brand vision, consumer-facing architecture and campaign strategy (Fashion, Wedding, Home and white labels). Supervised and generated all aspects of processes and scheduling of post-production, media placement and release of all the final deliverable.
From 2013 to 2016 for the re-branding of Balenciaga, assisted the KiDS Creative design team with presentations, Lookbook, and assets management. Worked closely with the Balenciaga team on the release of all their national and international collaterals (Over 250 assets per season).
In 2013, collaborated with Lancôme Hypnôse for Alber Elbaz new launch. Color managed and prepared files for their press kit (pop-up book), supervised and delivered their advertising campaign (fashion magazines pop-up inserts).
KiDS Creative was rewarded with Clio Award for best advertising Campaign for Alexander McQueen 2013. Worked closely with the client to release all their national and international collaterals (Over 100 assets) for their 2013 to 2014 campaigns.
Handled design, post-production, color work and deliverable for renowned art books and exhibitions
In 2017, worked closely with Annie Leibovitz and Phaidon publisher on Annie Leibovitz, Portraits 2006-2015, (Phaidon, 2017). Color managed the entire process, reviewed all the images with the artist, and worked closely with the Phaidon’s team to ensure optimum reproduction of Annie Leibovitz’s photographs.
From 2016 to 2017, spearheaded finalizing the design of Guy Bourdin, Untouched, (SteidlDangin, 2017). Single-handedly color managed the project and delivered press-ready files to the publisher.
In 2016 for the second edition of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Felix Gonzalez-Torres (SteidlDangin, 2nd Edition 2016), reformatted the complete book using the newest layout and printing processes to ensure perfect reproduction. Prepped and delivered press-ready files to the publisher.
In 2015, monitored and color managed Frances Ha, Frances Ha, A Noah Baumbach Picture (SteidlDangin, 2015) book. Extracted stills images from the movie, color managed and processed files for the final book printing.
Re-processed, color managed and delivered the complete Guy Bourdin, A Message For You (SteidlDangin, Second Edition 2013) book to be compliant with newest printing processes.
Worked closely with the design teams, artists and publishers on the following books: Roni Horn, Exhibition Catalog (Glenstone Foundation, 2016-17), Roni Horn, My Gifts, a Selection 1960-2015 (Limited edition 2016), Roni Horn, Th rose prblm (Steidl, 2016), Fashion Eye, Miami Guy Bourdin (Louis Vuitton Editions, 2016), Roni Horn, Hack Wit, (Steidl, 2015), Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Hustler (Steidl 2013).
Output and color managed fine art prints for various exhibitions, including Ron Horn The Selected Gifts (1974–2015) Foundation Beyeler, Basel (2016) and its 7 additional editions; Jean Pigozzi Johnny’s Pool (2016-17) Gagosian Gallery and editions; Various editions for Guy Bourdin, Adam Bartos, Annie Leibovitz, Roni Horn.
Provided leadership and guidance towards continuous improvement of workflow options, software, hardware and personnel education and training recommendations.
Staying abreast of newest technologies and a constant search for streamlining workflow, allowed me to implement color management procedures and automation for the retouching, designing and Prepress departments, saving hundred of hours of labors and increasing quality across various platforms.
Generated QC procedures across departments, developed and maintained graphical standards, templates, and resources.
In addition of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department staff and equipment, many of my responsibilities included processing and managing orders for ad releases, and special projects. Generated estimates, and billing, oversaw the hiring, terminating, and training of new staff.
Expert in images editing, photo retouching, and artworks
Outstanding hands in using latest design and editing software (Presentations Layouts, Print Design)
Print & Color Management
Excellent knowledge & creation of typography
Art Leadership Skills
Ability to visualize and implement client’s needs
Workflow Implementation and Upgrade Planning
Team Management: Staff Inspiration, Hiring, Training & Development
Adobe Suite CC In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat DC, Bridge
Color Management: GMG, PrintFactory, EFI XF, Creo, i1Profiler, Curve4, Profile Maker, Monaco, Color Burst, Fuji
QuickBook, Harvest, Accelo, MIS, DEAR
07/2019: G7 Expert Certified
04/2018: GMG Profesional certification (ProofControl, OpenColor, ColorPlugin, ColorServer)
09/2018: Fiery proServer and Fiery XF 7.0 Professional Certification
Bachelor of Fine Art Paris-Vincennes VIII University France
Native French Speaker
BOX LLC, Prepress Director, 2001-2007
BOX LLC, Prepress Manager Assistant and Photographic Laboratory assistant, 1999-2001
Creative Services Specialist Paris, France, 1995-1998
Fine Art Instructor Paris, France, 1994-1998