Finding a french channel that has not hired Sébastien’s design and directing skills is becoming hard to find these days. By far the most awarded french motion designer, his numerous achievements have gained him a recognition far beyond his realm. Truth is, very few designers can handle the increased complexity that networks face when addressing branding issues. Sébastien is definitely one of them, probably the reason why he’s done so many successful networks’ launches and rebrands for major key players with national and transnational millions-wide audiences. Among others, he is the man behind our works for Disney Cinema launch, ICC Cricket World Cup, Eurosport Global rebrand, France 4 & 5, Friday!, BT and Canal+. Sebastien’s expertise, sensitivity and ability to surprise with new forms confirm him as one of the leading design innovators of the times.
While little girls her age were playing with dolls, Dune Lunel was experimenting with the lead types in her family’s printing shop in east Paris. And already then she was setting her very own personal rules.
Her talent became undeniable when Dune was still a student at l’Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. So much so that it didn’t take long for her to be noticed by Ruedi Baur Integral Concept agency where she ended up working while finishing her studies.
Always looking to explore and grow as an artist Dune’s three years long experience at Atalante/Xavier Barral was followed by more work as a freelancer. Developing even further her unique aesthetic, Dune specialized in exhibition catalogues and « beaux-livres, » working with institutions of the caliber of Centre Pompidou, Flammarion, Autrement, Musée d’Orsay, Jeu de Paume and Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Her work spans far and wide, counting collaborations with artists such as Jean-Michel Othoniel, Christian Boltanski, Bernar Venet, Fabrice Hyber and Bertrand Lavier.
More recently Dune has been tasked by Chloe (DJ and producer) with the global identity design of her new record label “Lumière Noire” and—following a not so secret passion for pastries and sweets—the rebranding of top-notch Parisian patisserie Sebastien Gaudard.
Graphic designer and ESAG/Penninghen alumni, Sylvia Tournerie first made her mark in the world of music with tight collaborations and a series of avant -garde artworks and music videos, before underground fashion came knocking at her door with brands like Andrea Crews or the Tokyo-based AndA, in need for graphic and visual expressions. Soon after, established brands on the look for the cool and unseen also fell for Sylvia’s sense of the unexpected, commissioning memorable campaigns for Clarks and Eastpak just to name a few. Sylvia’s versatile appetite for graphic design has also given her a natural privileged seat within the contemporary art scene for which she has been art directing numerous publications, artist exhibitions and cultural center. When she’s not art directing a book on Claude Parent or an opus of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s conversations, she’s most likely doing a title for the franco-german cultural channel Arte or working on another facet of our visual identity which she designed.
Wizard of us
Our own personal mix of Burt Reynolds and Adrian Frutiger, Eddie is our man when digging deep into pure graphic design. With a background as a talented Art Director in advertising, his highest degree in broadcast design might well reside in being Sébastien Cannone’s very best padawan. A fruitful collaboration that has nurtured Eddie to a self-standing brand visionary, equally at ease whether rebranding India’s first hindiphone’s TV channel Zee TV, launching Russia’s former’s MTV Friday! or creating campaigns for brands like Hennessy, Kenzo, Alleno or BNP Paribas.
Swiss Army Knife
Visual innovator Alex Courtès is the wildman visionary behind some of your favorite record sleeves. His design and music video work was emblematic of the first wave of French Touch artists: Cassius, Sebastien Tellier, Phoenix, and Air all received the Courtès touch. Oh, and the Daft Punk iconic logo and robot helmets ? Yep, Alex too.
Soon after the internationals came knocking on his door – Jamiroquai, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand and many more, jumping at the chance to work with the French enfant terrible, culminating in his momentous “Seven Nation Army” video for The White Stripes. A prolific, eclectic and flamboyant director, Alex received a Grammy Award for U2’s “Vertigo” and has shot commercials for Adidas, Paco Rabanne, Lexus.
Comedian, writer and director, Côme Ferré is the self-taught field operator you’ve always been looking for. A newcomer and one of the most ingenious and promising GenY french talent, he is on the frontline of an upcoming generation of hands-on free spirits and conceives and directs his own projects in a true hybrid style that mixes advertising creativity with a vibe of entertainment TV. For his debut in television, every campaign of his has brought home international awards and recognition. Côme is also currently developing new formats for televisions.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
ESAG/Penninghen, Atelier de Sèvres and Les Gobelins have successively nurtured our very best hands-on creative idol: animator, illustrator, director Célia Rivière. Adding to her in-depth curriculum, Célia’s choice to explore all facets of animation during her first years as a professional, have forged a unique profile, inevitably noticed and praised by prestigious brands such as Hermès or Lalique. Since we’ve brought her true versatile talent to the realm of television, her works for France 5 and Cherie have been widely noticed and awarded. Also a content creator, she’s currently working on a 26×7’ series for Canal+.
Mrzyk & Moriceau
If the eccentric creative duo famed for their risqué, offbeat illustrations have built a portfolio heavy on pop erotica, they are above all artists with a fierce conceptual sense of drawing. The chance is bigger that you have seen their work mingling around the exhibition halls of L.A.’s LACMA, the Caixa Fondation in Barcelona or various galeries across the globe than in your favourite tv show but nonetheless, Mrzyk & Moriceau are always up for tailor made creative getaways in the world of Pop Culture. Take for proof their music videos for bands like Air, Jackson and his Computer Band and the modern-day Serge Gainsbourg, Sébastien Tellier whose hypnotic rear-view animation of a girl walking you have necessarily seen.