Camille Esayan
Graphic design and illustration
+336 86 45 38 95

My name is Camille Esayan and I live and work in Paris, France.

If my approach of design had to be summarized in one term, it would be “co‑main” (shared, with the work of hands in French, “co‑handling”). Beyond this play on words, the latter intends to involve the designer’s hand jointly with the user’s during a creative process, thereby to consider design, more than a simple craft, as a general way to tackle with existence, a real “co‑handed” goods. Thus, Vilém Flusser, in his book Shape of Things, A Philosophy of Design, wrote before me: “Design means, among other things, fate,” he explains. “This process of asking questions is the collective attempt to seize hold of fate and, collectively, to shape it.”

I apply myself to make these ideas concrete as an independent graphic designer and illustrator, working with associations, startups and small and medium‑sized enterprises, and, on a larger scale, in emballage collectif, a studio of graphic design, illustration and typography, co‑founded with Marion Ménard, since 2016.

Thanks to my multidisciplinary studies in graphic design, illustration and product design, I approach each of the projects in which I am entrusted in a transversal way, from their conception to their manufacture, summoning the very best of my expertise in multiple domains such as:
– visual identity, logotype, typography, print and editing, packaging or signage system. Printing (books, booklets, leaflets and business cards), webdesign (websites, social network advertisings, e‑mailings), motion design (video clips, trailers, animated short films) and objects (scenographies, furniture scales) are my action range,
  – visual creation on demand by the use of computer generated images (Photoshop, Illustrator and all Adobe softwares) or using more traditional technics such as painting, color pencils, markers, collages in both black and white and colors,
– artistic direction and counsel for communication (in a graphic view of course).

In parallel to my services in graphic design and illustration, I am at the initiative of several self‑published artistic projects.

I will be delighted with meeting you around your project!
See you soon,

Freelance professional experiences:
May 2017/Until today: Graphic designer for Topy. Creation of various printed documents.
April 2017: Creation of the layout of administrative documents for Wemind.
February 2017/Until today: Reworking on the logotype of Agence Nouvelle des Solidarités Actives. Creation of a layout for the differents reports published by the association, of their 2017 greetings card and of their status report, year 2016.
February 2017: Graphic identity for Thibaut Joire‑Noulens' exhibition, Bleu.
November 2016/August 2017: Graphic identity for Constantin Schlachter's exhibition, Arrière‑pays, at 71B gallery, Paris 18th district. Artistic direction of his book, La Trajectoire du Gyrovague.
October 2016/Until today: Co‑creator of the studio emballage collectif with my accomplice Marion Ménard. Graphic design, illustration and typography.
April to December 2016: Graphic designer for AREP Design and AREP Designlab. Signage system, layout for printed documents, goodies.
March 2016: Graphic identity for the lecture day La fabrique des outils. Concevoir et pratiquer les logiciels de design for the association Design en recherche. Poster, leaflet.
February 2016: Graphic identity of the documentary L’enracinement, à l’ombre des cafés for the association of Arthur, Machu et Clément. Poster, credits, social network advertising.
November 2015/Until today: Graphic identity for the association Les Jeudis Arty. Logotype, poster, leaflet, tote bag, signage system, press and social network advertising.

September 2015/March 2016: Graphic Designer at Emmaüs Défi, Paris 19th district. Corporate identity and style guide, flyers delivering and selling.
April/July 2014: Artistic director’s assistant at Lords of Design™, Montrouge, Hauts‑de‑Seine. Layouts of books, posters.
May/June 2012: Graphic Designer at Agence 9, Paris 9th district. Leaflets and posters.
May/June 2010: Product designer at AREP, Paris 13th district. Sketches and 3D renders for the creation of a playground for children in train stations.

2013/2015: Master in Graphic Design, ÉSAAT, Roubaix, North of France.
2011/2013: Higher National Diploma in Illustration, LTAA Auguste Renoir, Paris 18th district.
2009/2011: Higher National Diploma in Product Design, ÉSAA Boulle, Paris 12th district.
2006/2009: High School Diploma in Applied Arts, Lycée Jean‑Pierre Vernant, Sèvres, Hauts‑de‑Seine.