You studied at Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), what's the course like there and what have you taken from it?
ECAL seems to be the perfect school for those who want to learn the essence of graphic design – typography, grids, typesetting, etc. It remains a small public art school where you can easily interact with students of all disciplines. During three intense years you learn almost all the basic design rules that allow you to develop your own practice and personal interests.
I believe ECAL owes its reputation to its professors. Besides being renowned professionals, they have always treated us with respect and consideration, which is extremely important in developing self-confidence and a desire for personal success. Ludovic Balland and Gilles Gavillet were the two most important figures in my education at ECAL. They did more than teach design techniques and rules, they taught me how to approach a subject with rigour, accuracy and intelligence.
Thanks to ECAL director Alexis Georgacopoulos, I also had the wonderful experience of moving to Hong Kong last November, where I still am, for a design residency at HKDI (Hong Kong Design Institute) with photographer Anaïs Boileau and product designer Ulysse Martel.