Hi! My name is Marie Lemaitre. After passing my DSIP MSc - Digital Signal & Image Processing Master of Science - I realised I needed to let the graphic designer inside me express herself. So I turned to web as I was born with it. I spent 3 years in London web developing. But my artistic hunger was not yet fulfilled. So when I came back home to France, 2 years ago, I started a training in Paris to learn the visual notions I missed.
I’m now ready to bloom.download my CV
Right before leaving for Christmas holidays, we got a creativity exam scheduled.
That was a long way to go for me, not having any artistic background in my cursus.
The pitch fell on me like the sword fell on Ned Stark’s neck... We had to design a homepage for a company delivering salted pastries in Paris, London and Miami.
The concept of their activity had to be presented as new and trendy and aimed at urban young rich and sexy people. Everything we like. Salted pastries in the pool under Florida’s sun. Perfect landscape.
So that’s what my crazy creativity gave away.
Last March, my classmates and I have been asked to create an innovative reading, commenting and sharing experience on the web. The idea was to wireframe and template a site containing articles and focus all our work on User Experience, readability and understanding.
I based my thinking on a site people would go to after work to talk about anything and everything but work (enough of that!). And I called it Because there’s a life after work (see what I did there?).
Yep, that’s the concept.
Categories go from Sports to Movies through Creations and Music of course. And I went all through the wireframing and coding to end the course with a kinda prototype I used to demonstrate my solution.
A small lingerie boutique in the second arrondissement of Paris, how could it be more glamorous? Well, with a nice and funny video to reinforce the concept of the shop maybe.
That is what was asked of us in this animation project for our school.
I decided to draw it all by hand to surf on the wave of the feminine blogs we have in France like My Little Paris, Pénélope Bagieu or Des yeux de bitch (you read it right!).
I sketched it on an iPad, exported the images, vectorized them in Ai and animated them in Ae.
I really really enjoyed that work. It’s far from perfect but it was my first attempt at something of the like.
I’m so sorry it’s in French... And as the talking is very fast, I’m not sure subtitling it would bring any sense. But please give it a go! It will give you an idea of my visual world and humour style. You might not like it but hey, I can also learn to me funnier!