Mathilde is a creative and enterprising French designer, interested in cross-disciplines project and user experiences. During her BA in product and space design in a French Art school she approached design through craftsmanship and design-art. In 2010 she went to London, UK, to attend a Master in industrial design at Central Saint Martins. This experience taught her about manufacturing processes and industry requirements, as well as problem-solving and user-centred design, which she uses in order to create discussions that lead to innovations. Other areas such as interactive design, service design, brand strategy, graphic and interior design also attract her.

She is a stable, practical and dynamic person, naturally hardworking and all her work experiences have taught her the importance of being accurate and efficient. She is also a very active and enthusiastic team worker and loves working with people from different backgrounds and culture. Her art studies have developed her creativity and made her very open-minded with a definite flair for design.

Master of Arts - Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins -- London, UK
Results: Pass with Merit

2007 to 2010
Bachelor of Arts - Product & Space Design , Ecole des Beaux-Arts -- Rennes, France
Results: Distinctions

Les Ateliers de Sèvres, Foundation year

Work Experience and Exhibitions

• Design consultant for MY GARDEN LOFT, Cape Town, South Africa
>>creation of the graphic identity of the company: Logo, business cards, layout for presentations, letter paper, brochures and postcards.
>>Interior design of 3 versions of the Garden Loft: Office space, Poolhouse, Guesthouse
>>Propositions for the exterior look of the Garden Lofts: Color and Materials, as well as designing the pergola and terrace.
• Design consultant for CIRCLE OF LOVE, Cape Town, South Africa
>>propositions of designs for the dog collars
>>elaboration of the technical packages
• Design consultant for the WEDDING GALERY @ 317, Cape town, South Africa
>>Design of the Logo
>>participation to the discussions for the interior design of the gallery.
• Design consultant for MAJORDOMES, Paris, France
>>development of new concepts of high quality packaging and storage boxes
• Exhibited at DECOREX in the exhibition of TRISTAN ID, for the design of 18 tea towels, tablecloths and placemats -- Cape Town, South Africa
• Design consultant for TRISTAN ID, an idea of table linen with a taste of Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
>>creating the graphic identity, leaflets, invitations, catalogue...
>>designs for high quality tea towels, tablecloths and placemats

• Creation of the company MAT&MORE -- Cape Town, South Africa

• Exhibited at La Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2013 in the exhibition DESIGN WITH HEART curated by Sebastian Bergne -- Saint- Etienne, France

• Featured in Intramuros International Design Magazine, France.
• Graduation project : Nino’s Bereavement Toolbox to encourage positive communication about death between parents and children.
>>Problem identification, user research
>>Collaboration with different trades (psychologists, bereavement charities, undertaker’s, schools, toy manufacturers...)
>>Run-tests with children
>>Degree show preparation: scenography, sponsors, catalogue, Iphone app, press release
• Transformable Packaging Workshop at TED and Textile Futures Research Centre -- London, UK
>>Active member of a team experimenting shoe packagings to generate new ways of experiencing packagings.
>>Mind Maps, Brainstorming, Storyboards, Quick and dirty prototypes, Cluster and vote, Observation, User diaries

• Assistant at Mathilde Bretillot Création a product design & interior architecture agency -- Paris, France (6 month)
>>generating concepts and ideas, making scale models, technical drawings
>>working on a new reusable «theatre» packaging for puppets
>>material & pattern research, mood-boards
>>Interior design projects > Making architure plans, furniture research
>>Preparation and instalation of exhibition and showrooms
• IT learning Support assistant in Central Saint Martins -- London, UK (8month)
>>Helping and teaching fashion students Photoshop, Illustator, Indesign, Wordpress
>>Large format printing technician
• Exhibited at Comité Colbert International Design Workshop: L’Art de la Séduction, Project for Yves Delorme -- Paris, France.
• Exhibited at Fabrics of Life Synthetic & Systems Biology Exhibition, London, UK
results: First Prize obtained for the project «Mr. Bacterium»

• Exhibited at Ligne Roset and Spéctaculaire, exhibitions of lightning objects « ON Y VOIT RIEN » -- Rennes, France
>>Creation of the scenography and the graphic identity of the show
• Internet advisor and critic for a start up selling mobile phones and their operating contracts -- Boulogne billancourt, France (1month)

• Hostess and sales representative for Louisiane in a camping-car and mobile homes trade fair -- Le Bourget, France
• Grape picking for the Chateau de la Rigodière -- Saint Julien, France ?
• Internet advisor and critic for a start up selling mobile phones and their operating contracts -- Boulogne billancourt, France (1month)

• Exhibited with the collective V.O.S.T. -- Rennes, France
>>Creation of the scenography
• Assistant in the design department of «Les Aiguilleurs» a communication and advertising agency -- Boulogne Billancourt, France
>>Brainstorming on advertising concepts and visual identity for RTL2 and Domino’s Pizza
>>Making a new logo for «Les Champagnes de Vigneron»
>>Executant on various projects for the layout

2007 and before
• Interim employee at Oscar Organisation -- Paris, France
>>Help in the organisation of conventions including phoning, hostess
• Office work in different firms: Belgravia - Newcastle, UK (1month); Rodios Industriales - Barcelona, Spain (1month)?; UGEPA - Moreuil, France (1 month)
>>Checking invoices, phone operator, organisation of stock, stock keeping and classification