|Saint Julien les Metz|
graphic designer Sr
o 40 people Marketing and Communication Agency.
o Proficiency in national retail stores networks (franchise systems, commercial agencies, sale branches.
o Specialized knowledge in promotional strategy, market positioning and themed sales action plans.
o DIY stores, Home Improvement, Furnishing, Interior Decoration.
o Develop a corporate cell.
o Explore/design/produce innovative ideas leading the agency on new creative tracks.
o Expand its range of clients (retained 5 on the 11 clients referenced on the agency website)
> financial sector / institutional communication / fashion & clothing shops / boats & yachts retailer.
o Interact with customers to determine clearly their visual communication needs.
o Formulate creative concepts (thought, word, design).
o Present projects progress to management, teams or clients.
o Work independently from brief taking to final execution or collaboratively in a team.
o Manage graphic designers, co-workers, projects, other activities, time.
o Resolve issues and maintain quality of the art delivered.
o 10 people Creative Design Studio.
o Both print/web design.
o Strong expertise in institutional communication (city councils, theaters, cultural events).
o Proficiency in corporate design (France and Luxembourg).
o Interpret the clients’ business/organization needs.
o Conceive designs and execute materials.
o Produce accurate and quality work with high attention to detail.
o Manage multiple projects.
|graphic designer Jr|
o Olivier Kempa: [Florange - 57190 - France] freelancing while specializing in print design.
o Stratos Conseils: [Lux. - L1616 - Luxembourg] provide graphics for print design, help in short deadlines.
o KTP Concept: [Metz - 57070 - France] supply graphics for web design.
Tell Me More:
o Tell Me More is a language learning software developed by Tell Me More, founded as Auralog in 1987.
o Offline and online solutions for all areas of learning: Speaking, Comprehension, Reading and Writing.
o Fuse advanced speech recognition technology + langage learning based on communicative approach.
o Headquarters+5 satellite offices - 350 employees - 10,000 organizations - 8 million learners worldwide.
o Recognized as an industry world leader with solutions deployed in 65 countries.
o Graphic and Ergonomy Principles Cell (2 graphic designers + 2 developers).
o UI /UX design (graphic design, architecture, navigation, ...) for Tell Me More v6.
o Designed most of the graphics of TMMv6.
o Developped technical solutions for navigation (Flash 5 and Actionscript).
o Both graphical and technical solutions for the 3rd mode of the software (that was brand new for v6).
o Today TMMv10 still keeps most of the “look & feel” (color palette, buttons, ...) I set for its 6th version!
June 21, 2011
“Olivier is someone competent, qualified and quick to action.
Olivier is easy-going, fits nicely into a team and can assume the responsabilities
President & CEO
July 28, 2011
“Mr Kempa was especially valuable for:
[ Metz - France ]
D.E.S.S. (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées): ESTHETIQUE DE LA COMMUNICATION
“Specialized Superior Studies Diploma: Aesthetic Communication”
French University Specialization Diploma (5th year), it refers to a MA.
Mention “Bien” (15,22 - grade A) (Magna Cum Laude - pass with high honors) & valedictorian.
A ‘baseline’ of the degree is “Information Artwork Engineering”: it’s a designer-developer specialization
for people being able to implement the aesthetic and visual dimension of any communication project,
whether it is print design, digital design (in & off-line) or audiovisual content.
Workshops & fields of study: Communication Aesthetic - Still Images A. - Video Images A. - Video Art -
Sonority A. - Urban Areas A. / Audio-visual Processing - Digital Editing - Advertising Spot - Photography
- Branding / Publication - Digital Drawing - Slideshow - Multimedia Expertise - Website.
[ Metz - France ]
Maîtrise: Arts Plastiques / Majeur A.P. - Mineur M.C.C.
“Master’s Degree in Fine Arts with Major in Visual Arts & Minor in Cultural Mediation & Communication”
French University Diploma - refers to a MFA - the last one of 3 in these university studies: Deug (associate
degree) + Licence (bachelor’s degree) + Maîtrise (master’s degree).
Mention “Très-Bien” (16,20 - grade A+) (Summa Cum Laude - pass with very high honors).
Workshops & fields of study: color - composition - sketching - representation - volume - light - space
- art history - criticism & theory - aesthetic & philosophy - communication theories - architecture (history,
model, sculpture, light) - theater (stage play, scenary, decoration) - video art - photography - exhibition...
[ Toulouse - France ]
BOMAP for Base Opérationnelle Mobile AéroPortée (Airborne Mobile Operations Base) is a paratroopers
base I entered for my military sevice. As Seargent, I was the assistant of the captain at the head of one
of the 4 squadrons, EMO or Escadron des Moyens Operations (Operations Means Squadron). My role
was to coordinate all the military means (airplanes, land vehicles, transmission and medical equipments,
weapons and soldiers) required for the success of an operation.
[ Compiegne - France ]
UTC for Université de Technologie de Compiègne (University of Technology of Compiegne) is a public
institution specialized in science and technology, where I started my university studies intending to enter
the Bioengineering Department and graduate in Biomedical Engineering studies (life leads you on other
ways sometimes...). DEUTEC for Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires de TEChnologie (University Studies in
Technology Diploma) is an Associate Degree, intermediate degree you get before the Engineer Diploma.
|Lycee A. de Saint Exupery
[ Fameck - France ]
Baccaluréat, série “C” [mathématiques et sciences], reçu avec la mention “Bien”.
French Secondary School Diploma, classification “C” [mathematics and sciences], its equivalence should
be High School Diploma + 1st year of college or university.
Mention “Bien” (14,00 - grade A) (Magna Cum Laude - pass with honors).
A little note about the notations, grades and honors in the French education system.
“In France, grades are given on a scale from 0 to 20, 20 being the highest grade.
Hence, an 18 is reserved to truly exceptional students, and grades typically range from 8 to 15,
15 being in itself a remarkable achievement” [ Cornwell University Law School, NY,USA ].
The grading scale that some american evaluations offices use for France is the following:
20 - 16 = A+ | 15.9 - 14 = A | 13.9 - 12 = B | 11.9 - 10 = C | 9.9 - 8 = D | 7.9 - 0 = F
The honors are based on the Grade Point Average assigned to the student.
Summa Cum Laude [20 - 16] - Magna Cum Laude [15.9 - 14]
Cum Laude [13.9 - 12] - Satis Bene [11.9 - 10] - Fail [below 10]
You can find below a work history not directly related to my graphic design proficiency. There are part
time jobs I had to take in High School or University to be able to finance my studies. But they underline
my knowledge and understanding of the world of work, its organization, constraints, rules or demands...
This comprehension of the labour market gives me also a better perception of the needs of clients seeking
solutions to their visual communication problems.
Polish people immigrating to France were hired just for hard jobs (as they were in mines or steel factories)
and not paying a lot. Though my parents dreamed of good positions for their 3 children, it was difficult for
them to save money for the studies... I was therefore educated with the value of hard working and fighting
for what I want in life. I do not forget where I am coming from: this background is a source of energy and
makes me really conscious of what it means to be an ‘art director’ today.
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