I'm a Design Director blending user experience with business strategy in the financial space

— who also adventured into indie game making, global markets and tech. I currently work at Societe Generale CIB, somehow living between London 💂 and Paris 🥐.

Find me on Medium or Twitter ✍️.

Drawing of growing seeds

New in ✨

The UX Efficient Frontier — UXPA Boston 2021

For years we, designers, have been celebrated for making everything easier. For decluttering complex and convoluted interfaces. For adding a bit of emotion to all those dull screens. But can we go too far sometimes? Sep 2021

UX hiring realities — The Industry of UX podcast

If being passionate about design isn’t enough to stand out, then what is? Filippo and I describe the hiring realities that UX candidates face in landing their first jobs, how to stand out by leveraging past backgrounds and why time is one of the biggest factors. May 2021

The Public Speaking Side Quest

Many people find speaking in front of big audiences nerve-wracking. How can one become less afraid of doing this? I've been asked this very question a few times now and I may have found an answer in this article. Jan 2021

Featured

How to Deal with People Who Don’t “Get” Design: Design and Strategy

As designers, we often complain that others don’t “get" design. The reality is a little bit more complex. Find your strategy. 23 min, Oct 2020

The Right Level of Complexity for The Right People — The DS Pod

Chris and I discuss threading design into the fabric of how business works, capturing complexity needs within a design system, moving away from traditional design tools and the lessons from game development. Sep 2020

#10yearchallenge: The Rise of Design in Corporate and Investment Banking

The days of unreadable Excel spreadsheets are coming to an end! This story explores the use of design in Corporate & Investment Banking services and what it really means to rethink an entire industry. Mar 2019

Drawing of interests: Design, Business, Games, Pets, Matcha

Speaker info

If you're a conference and you need a bio in English or French, head over to this section.

For a headshot, I recommend these ones. If you'd like to invite me to speak at your event, please get in touch.

Picture of speaker
Picture of a conference venue

Mentoring

Springboard logo

Springboard UI/UX Design Career Track

I help students break into the design industry with weekly 1:1 sessions. I review projects, keep them motivated and guide them through their learning journey. Springboard has a unique MOOC offering that fully refunds students who don’t land a job after graduation.

Hexagon logo

Hexagon UX

I'm also part of the 2021 mentors for Hexagon UX Paris. Hexagon is a non-profit aimed to empower and support womxn and non-binary folx to bring their whole selves to work — building confidence, balancing the ratio in the UX industry, and affecting change on a greater scale.