Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
France From the day we are born, society forces us to choose; blue or pink, appetizer or dessert, science or literature, work or play, career or travel. I've never wanted to choose just one. It was always a problem. Now, it's a great strength.
It all began in France. I was living in the Alps, rowing at an international level, finishing college and growing with the digital revolution. I then left home to study in Bordeaux where I embarked on multiple projects; creative collectives, freelancing, conferences related to digital innovations, and internships.
Armed with my backpack and laptop, I left France for Barcelona, where I worked for Publicis and learned Spanish. I quickly realized that my creative journey was going to be an international one, but I had no concept of what was ahead of me.
More than ever, I was driven by my adventurous spirit and journeyed to Paris where I worked at Fred & Farid Digital. Bursting with ideas and energy, I continued building ambitious projects, contributing to creative collectives, freelancing, designing apps and even participated in a marathon. The adventure had just begun, but it was now time to cross the big ocean.
My thirst for discovery led me through the US to New York City where I advanced within the prestigious agency Mother NY as a creative. I was able to help this awesome company to create amazing digital campaigns for brands such as Google and Microsoft. At the same time I was consulting with innovative startups by sharing experiences and opportunities to grow in this highly competitive field.
After all this, I realized that my expertise, my “savoir-faire” and a good Wifi connection were all I needed. I embarked on a whole new lifestyle in which I could set up my office in whatever part of the world I wanted to discover next.
This new life has allowed me to climb the second highest mountain in the world, dance the samba in Rio, drink mojitos in Cuba, and escape a lion in Kenya. Moving from one continent to another, flying from one client to the next, I've visited over 40 countries so far. The world is full of amazing places, incredible people and tremendous challenges. As a creative person, this is what I desire to be surrounded by. This is what generates my creativity and strengthens my will to succeed. In a nutshell, that’s my definition of personal excellence.
‘CWB’ is a French-registered, nonprofit organization that operates internationally. Our mission is to change the world by empowering nonprofits through creative projects. Creatives without Borders is a nonprofit startup collective that connects designers, thinkers and doers with nonprofit associations in need of creative expertise.
I have been traveling all around the world for a year. Interviewing people, taking pictures, living the life. I gathered a community of 3000+ around this crowdfunded project and designed a book from it.