I am a French illustrator, art director and designer with a passion for drawing. Born in 1977 in Paris, France and raised in Tokyo, Japan, I was educated globally and have studied and worked in 7 countries spanning 3 continents, including Mexico, Spain, the United States, Ireland and China. This multicultural background informs my aesthetics and mental imagery. I am hyperthymestic, a somnambulist, somniloquist, synaesthete (grapheme-colour), and acrophobic.
After earning a B.F.A. in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999, my plans to locally initiate a career in the field of animation were derailed by French military service requirements. This unexpected turn of events led first to a move to Beijing, China (1999 — 2000), then to starting a design career, working as a visual and interaction designer in Dublin, Ireland (2001 — 2002) and Paris, France (2002 — 2009) while simultaneously freelancing as an illustrator.
Upon returning to the United States in 2009, I dedicated myself to working as an illustrator full time. Within the first two years of this commitment, my illustration work won recognition from the industry’s preeminent juries and publications, notably 3×3 Magazine, American Illustration, Freistil, Print Magazine, The Society of Illustrators and Spectrum. In 2012, I was awarded a Gold Award from Graphis and a Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.