ABOUT

"You must unlearn what you have learned." Yoda

“You must unlearn what you have learned.” Yoda

I am a French Product designer with a User experience Master's Degree from L’École de Design Nantes Atlantique. From basics to full UX methodologies, I learned to design user centered products and services.
I chose to study design for my love of problem solving. I always strive to find the most efficient way to solve problems and I am keeping in mind that design is above all about empathy.

I strongly believe in one thing, designers have the responsibility to fight for what they believe in. We have the ability to shape the future and to decide what kind of legacy we want for the next generations.
My friends and I recently decided to create a design collective that help social and environmental organizations to improve their digital communication. Those people are in need of designers in order to make a bit the world better. We are at the very beginning of the adventure but we are pretty excited to start!

Experiences

Experiences

SHOPIFY

Product design intern
May 2018 - August 2018

Working in the UX Money team to make payment processing an after thought for merchants, allowing them to focus on their core business instead.

I had the pleasure to work with Gaël for 4 months in the context of an UX designer internship at Shopify. Gaël quickly surprised me by his deep thinking and the quality of his work. He onboarded really quickly and started working on problems right away. Gaël values quality through collaboration and is a total team player. I would recommend Gaël to anyone who's looking for a reliable designer working on complex problems. 
– F. Audet as mentor.

FREELANCE

FREELANCE

UX Designer
February 2017 - Today

Clients : Continental Foods, Notaire Château d'Olonne.

I had the opportunity to work with Gaël on 2 successful projects. His professionalism and skills allowed him to meet our expectations by giving us great advices and proposals. Efficient and creative, his answer has fully satisfied our team and we can only recommend him for your future challenges.
– Y. Remaud for Continental Foods

COGNIANCE now known as STAR

COGNIANCE

Product design intern, in Munich
August 2016 - February 2017

I worked on the creation of digital solutions for startups and companies such as Zeiss, Ford or Renault.

In working with Gaël, we've observed many strengths in his performance.
His desire to sharpen his skills is evident in the way he approaches each individual assignment. […] Gaël is well educated as a designer and performs job functions way beyond expectations. […].
– M. Schmiedbauer as mentor.

EMOTIC

EMOTIC

UX UI design intern, in Nantes
July 2015 - October 2015

I helped clients such as SNCF or Rothschild to optimize their product/service experience thanks to UX methodologies and UI improvement. 

Gaël demonstrated a high degree of expertise. He knows how to work independently. His sense of responsibility demonstrates a very professional person. His internship is very positive. Gaël was very convincing, and no doubt he will bring a lot to the teams or companies that he may be integrated in the future.
– B. Rongier as mentor.

Education

Education

L'ÉCOLE DE DESIGN NANTES ATLANTIQUE 

L'ÉCOLE DE DESIGN NANTES ATLANTIQUE

Master’s degree - User experience and Tangible Interface
September 2016 - September 2018

L'ÉCOLE DE DESIGN NANTES ATLANTIQUE 

L'ÉCOLE DE DESIGN NANTES ATLANTIQUE

Bachelor’s degree - Interaction Design 
September 2013 - July 2016

SPORT UNIVERSITY - STAPS

SPORT UNIVERSITY - STAPS

Bachelor’s degree - First year completed
September 2012 - July 2013

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