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Chances are, your‘re not the only one in your field. Others are there as well, reliably, offering
similar goods and service. But nobody works quite the way you do; you have unique knowledge, a personal touch; your stance and perspective are yours alone. Let it be known. Hire a skillful designer as your representative, a specialist who will help you form your message so it can be carried far and wide, where it will be noticed, understood, and praised.


 BIOGRAPHY


Born and raised in a pleasantly green suburb, an hour out of Paris, I was always fond of drawing, particularly trees with squirrels. I grew to draw other things as well: bottles, boxes, chairs, houses, and for these efforts earned a Master's degree in product design from the Ecole Supérieure de Design Industriel in Paris. Always excited by new horizons, I traveled. Now living in California, I continue to create new designs and illustrations for my wide-ranging clients.

My work has garnered various awards and has been featured in Print, How, Communication Arts, and other graphic trade publications, also in exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts of San Francisco and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. I have taught Corporate Identity Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I offer consulting in art direction, design and illustration services to a broad clientele: from local food retail to international biotech, print and multimedia publishing, institutions, consumer-goods, health care, and more. 


ENDORSEMENTS
 

"Grégoire is first rate. I have worked successfully with him in three different companies on projects ranging from logo design/corporate image, website design to icon design. He is a pleasure to work with: on-time and on-budget. Extremely creative. He is great at matching the style of his designs to what I need to communicate. I highly recommend Grégoire for a wide range of creative design projects."

 – Donna Jeker, Vice President at HiTechSolutions
 

 "Grégoire understood our corporate culture quickly, and worked with us much more as a team-member than a consultant. His facility with language and his multi-cultural sensibility were crucial in our decision to hire him to establish the branding of our international IT firm. He does remarkable work, I highly recommend him."

– Bernard Normier, Consultant, Board member at Aproged

 

 "Grégoire is a brilliant designer who, with apparent ease, created  beautiful and thoughtful logos and images for our projects. Plus, he's a pleasure to work with. My highest recommendation!"

– Chris Siebel, Senior Scientist at Genentech
 
 
 "For over fifteen years, I have worked with Grégoire on numerous projects from architectural signage to brand and web development. Most recently, we collaborated on the creation of the identity system, collateral materials and website for a new non profit entity that is chronicling the history of life sciences. As the art and communications director, Grégoire provided me with an outstanding creative design partner, a collaboration with a diverse team which resulted in his incredible illustrative rendering of the final logo concept and a truly outstanding website. Grégoire's design expertise, his ability to render abstract concepts into compelling images, and his overall artistry when combined with his knowledge of systems and site morphology makes him a rare talent -- plus he is multi-dimensional: well traveled, literary, a thinking man!"

 – Lisa Sullivan, Design, Strategic Planning & Communications
 

"Grégoire's artwork is fresh and innovative, and he offers unique and often unexpected conceptual solutions for the client. He is delightful to work with and is talented, intelligent, witty, and passionate about his design and vision. Just look at his site!"

– Helen Ravenhill, Producer at Bazillion Pictures


CLIENTELE
 

ADVERTISING, MARKETING: American Advertising Federation, Leo Burnett, Douglass Results, Sage Communications  ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: BCCI Construction, Berkeley Mills, Hansen Murakami Eshima, John Lewis Glass, McCammant & Durrett, SRG Real Estate  BIO-TECHNOLOGY, PHARMACEUTICAL: Berkeley BioWorks, The Brod Group, Deltagen, Flybase, Genentech, Life Sciences Foundation  EDUCATION: Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley, Envision Schools, Head Royce School, Innovative Interfaces  ENVIRONMENT, ECOLOGY: California Oak Foundation, Joanna Macy, Go Wild Consulting, Greenpeace, Yosemity Restauration Trust  FINANCIAL: Artience, Basic Ventures, GATX Capital, Heller Consulting  FOOD & HOSPITALITY: Blue Willow Teas, Café Beaujolais, Frog hollow Farms, Italfoods, Grégoire Restaurants, Niman Ranch, Numi Teas, Peaberry's, Ratto's International Market, Guides Relais et Chateaux, Sweet Adeline Bakery  HEALTH, NON-PROFIT: Canfit, California STD-HIV Training Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Health Institute, Denver Health, Fancis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center, HEAL Cities Campaign, The Hoyt Jewish Community Center, The Hub  IT & WEB: Amova.com, Arxan, Continuent, Erli Software, Huge Media, Netquest, Ofoto (Kodak Co.), Online Partners, Tunes.com  PUBLISHING & MULTIMEDIA, FILM: Edition One, Lonely Planet, Morgan Kaufman, Nature, NPR, Parralax Press, Tippett Studios, Thompson Films, Ulysses Press, New Society  RETAIL: Grabbit Packs, Mervyn's California, Merry Makers, Moe’s books...

 

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