Professional experiences

Design & art

Prop maker 

The Lodge (2019), Horror-thriller feature directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Model creation by Jako Lanterne studio

  • I assisted the Jako Lanterne studio (specialized in the making of props, puppets and miniature sets for movie, television and theatre productions) in the crafting of a lodge model: my tasks included cutting and assembling, as well as painting and aging wood furnitures.

 

La chambre des filles (The sister's bedroom) (2018) , short stop-motion film using clay on glass technique

A film by Claire Brognez

  • Creation of props, specifically miniatures candies and chocolates bars in polymer clay

Set and puppet fabrication artist - June to October 2016

Bone Mother (2018) , short stop-motion animated film directed by Dale Hayward and Sylvie Trouvé (See Creature)

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

  • Manage, set faces on 3D printers and keep track of all printed faces

  • Remove supports, assure registration accuracy and clean faces for painting

  • Glue magnets to the back of the faces

  • Mix colors and paint each 1680 faces using a camera station for accuracy (it was mostly painted in watercolors, some elements were painted in gouache and acrylics)

  • Do some occasionals printer maintenance

To see an excerpt of the movie: https://vimeo.com/283028294

Art department assistant - April and May 2015

Les pays d'en haut (TV series ), Season 1

Productions LBH Inc. 

  • Paint decor elements (stairs, bar, wall, etc.) and do some painted patina on metallic quincaillerie (nails, hooks, curtain pole, etc.)

  • Assist the Set Decorator : call antique dealers to rent furniture and accessories, fill pickup sheets, photograph and label every objects

  • Assist the Set Dresser with varied tasks on set

 

Production designer, Set & Props fabrication artist

The Custody (2014), short animated film in the art of stop-motion produced and directed by Andre Michaud

 

  • Research for visual concept and design

  • List every set and objects needed for the film

  • Produce sketches and models

  • Research materials and textures

  • Build the props and sets 

  • Manage a team of helpers (upon completing some office furniture) and control the quality of their works 

Designer - September 2013

Model creation for a public consultation concerning the reorganization of Jazzmen Park in Little Burgundy.

Little Burgundy Coalition, (Quartiers 21 Project)

 

  • Assess the client request and budget and propose different options

  • Research and early sketches

  • Design and build the model

Cultural management

Project coordinator- March 2018 to September 2018

La Pepinière I Espaces collectifs, Montreal

 

Specialized animator in cultural and social activities- September 2013 to June 2016

Bureau du loisir, Department of Culture, City of Montreal

Assistant director - September 2009 to January 2012

Georges-Vanier cultural center, Montreal

Academic experiences

Attestation of college studies in graphic design - (One semester) Fall 2016

Ahuntsic college, Montreal

AQTIS 101 Introduction to the Work of an Image and Sound Technician - 2 days training completed in march 2015

The Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l'image et du son (AQTIS - Alliance of Image and Sound Technicians)

 

AVM1200 Sculpture: Materiality and symbolic function (6 credits class) -Winter 2014

Introduction to wood, metal and clay's sculpture techniques, introduction to molding and casting techniques

University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

 

Specialized Graduate Studies Diploma in Event Design - 2012-2013

School of Design, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

Propedeutic in Event Design - 2011-2012

School of Design, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Activity and Research - 2005-2009

University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

 

Diploma of college studies in Cinema - 2003-2005

Saint-Jérôme Cegep, Saint-Jérôme

Technical

Skills

  • Model making

  • Woodworking

  • Sculpting and modeling

  • Set painting

  • Molding and casting

  • Drawing vectoriel images and the use of a die cutter machine

  • Good knowledge and proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere)

Languages

skills

  • French: Native language 

  • English: Professional proficiency (speaking, reading, writing)