Currently based in Paris, I'm passionate about CSS animations, UX , and design. Designing allows me to explore and express my creativity and inner world, and if it's through my work, that's a great fulfillment. I've worked as a web developer and integrator for 12 years.
Lover of the planet, nature, animals, and people; I add passion and respect to everything I do. I spend most of my spare time reading and writing, from personal reflections to UX case studies or piano music.
I believe what brings expertise and mastery is not your skills but your hard work and passion.
A little bit more background
I started my professional career in 2007 in London as a Ruby on Rails developer. I explored areas like frontend, backend, JS, agile (SCRUM), hosting, or web design.
I lean towards the visual and artistic. I've been focusing on responsive web design, HTML5, CSS3, mobile-first development, css3 web animations, user interactions, and cross-browser compatibility for some years.
I love looking from the user's eyes, deepening, empathizing with them, and challenging myself to develop creative solutions. Indeed that's why I fell in love with Design Thinking, which seeks to understand the user, challenges all assumptions, and aims to find answers that seemed invisible at first glance.
I manage an Ubuntu server at home, which I use as a learning playground, and host personal projects.
Last but not least, I'm available for hire on freelance projects.
What can I do for you?
Illustration - Vectorial design
I specially enjoy childrens' style
I design icons for apps or websites, logos, illustrations. Anything that can be drawn by hand can also be vectorized and used in our designs.
Sketch up your life!
User interface design
for website and mobile.
Moodboards, style tiles, design systems, final screens for both mobile apps and responsive websites. Interactive prototypes with Marvel or Invision and microinteractions with Principle.
Project 1: Mes Amis ["my friends"] Mobile App, UX and Design oriented to kids.
Save animals while learning a language!
The project went from a blank paper to the high fidelity design prototype of a mobile app for kids. The goal of the app is to help children to learn a new language while having fun. It must resemble a summer camp experience, but it needed to happen online and bring both learning and fun.
How to translate all those personal interactions and experiences from a summer camp into a mobile app?
Find the complete Case Study, interactive prototype, the full set of screens, and the whole UX and UI process in this Medium article .
Final screens (short sample)
Project 2: Genie de la Lampe Responsive website, oriented to adults.
This project aims to connect people who have Cancer with volunteers that want to help.
It's the final project for an intensive UX/UI Design course I did in Paris and one of the most meaningful ones on which I've ever worked. I designed a platform whose objective is to connect people worldwide who need help or want to help.
Final screens (short sample)
Project 3: Echelon festival Site redesign proposal.
Redesign proposal oriented to electronic music lovers for Echelon, a famous festival in Munich, Germany. Their motto is "Let's be weird!"
Decisions based on detailed user research. Responsive design, propotypes provided for all devices.
Final screens (short sample)
Web development, responsive design, animations
Sports/fashion landing page
(Adicolor: Adidas and Zalando
Translation of the micro-interactions — provided as specifications in interactive prototypes by the design team — into code as animations and transitions.
Fred's Hush Belgian DJ
A client's idea was ideated and developed from scratch into a website fully responsive.
Design, development, hosting, maintenance, server management provided.
Christmas Campaign developed
I integrated the marketing team's final designs into code — web development in HTML, CSS, and JS.
It's a fully responsive design, with transitions, and animations, cross-browser compatibility, and detail-oriented.
User Experience Design
UX Design, Design Thinking,
Work through the Design Thinking process to tackle the problem with a user-centered approach.
Interviews, surveys, user research methods to get user insights, validate assumptions, build a Persona, and formulate the final problem statement.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.
These below are my favorite case studies and articles about
anything related to UX.
For UI Case Studies, see the Design section!
Sketchnoting is for you, even if you can’t draw
Sketchnoting is about capturing ideas, not about creating a piece of art!
From the Eyes of a Backpacker Traveler — a UX Case Study
I combined my passion for traveling with my early steps as a UX/UI Designer to spot UX improvement areas in a traveling app
Designing a Dream Option for Our Pets — Blablapet
The idea of a new feature so that users can reserve seats for their pets and travel with or without them.
Here is What Happens When You Mix Jamón with UX Design
The Jamometre, a yummy Case Study
Save Animals While Learning a Language — an app for Kids
Here is the journey from a blank paper to a mobile app's high fidelity design prototype for children.
First Week Back to School in My Thirties
The first five days at a UI/UX Design school was a life-changing experience. Here is my very personal side of the story.
Julie Dreams of Fresh Carrots
UX case study of a wicked problem
Writing is the fuel for my happiness and life's awareness,
and it also nourishes my creativity.
I write about my own experiences, those around me,
and anything I have seen or heard that led me to reflection.
For more stories, I host all of them under my Medium profile, where I write regularly.
A Beautiful Goodbye
Alzheimer's didn't allow her to remember, but the force of love worked a miracle
Sexually Abused at The Age of Eight
Abusing a kid can destroy their entire existence, and I’ve seen it up close in the life of a woman I love.
Confinement is Reshaping The Way We Connect
Nothing will be the same after this pandemic
I Love You Dearly — Although You’re Not Yet Born
A love letter to my baby, who will be in our lives in a few days.
Two Lovers Who Died the Same Day
I just lost my parents, and their end was magical
The Simple Joy of a Quiet Moment
We appreciate life more intensely since confinement
Who Should Be Your First True Love?
After my first love tore me apart, I understood why.
Stop Telling Me I Need a Man
All my life, they’ve asked me, “Do you have a boyfriend?”
How to Deal with a Miserable Person
How pitiful can someone's life be if one can only feel joy over someone else's pain?
Pregnancy in the Time of the Coronavirus
Our baby is growing in my belly as we live in a pandemic peak
The Most Painful Call of My Life
I couldn’t tell them in person that their daughter died
The Last Day We Saw Her Eyes Open
We will never forget that day; she was going to be a grandmother.