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Artist | Emilie Sarnel

Illustration 

French / Hong Kong

 

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About Emilie Sarnel

 

French designer Emilie Sarnel has worked internationally, as well as presented her illustration works at exhibitions in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Professionally trained in graphic design, Emilie graduated from renown French design school "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs", in Paris. After graduation, Emilie went to Shanghai to provide art direction for the creative advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, that later relocated Emilie to Tokyo in 2009. In 2011, Emilie left Tokyo for Hong Kong where she worked as a Art Director for the product design company Native Union. After two years based in Hong Kong in May 2013, Emilie set up her own creative studio, Pleaseconfirm Ltd. Among various illustration projects, her studio Pleaseconfirm ltd., focuses on visual identities, editorial, packaging and art collaborations. 

 

Artist Statement

 

My drawings are usually related to the places I travelled to, lived in, to personal experiences, or dreams and places I would dream to go to. It’s a way for me to question my environment, and raise what is different, and why I like it or not. It’s a very special experience to live so far away from home for such a long time, so I think it’s definitely driving my art motivation.

 

I use mainly black and white ink or paint and then play around adding colors.  I like the deepness of the black and the vibrancy it creates on the paper with the white and the other colors. It’s also the black of the Chinese ink, and Asian art will always be a source of inspiration.

 

CV

 

EDUCATION

 

June 2007

M.A. Degree Graphic Design from ENSAD (National Superior School of Decorative Arts) Paris, France

 

2002 – 2007

ENSAD / Graphic Design & Multimedia

 

2001 – 2002

One year studying Art at Ecole de Sevres ( Sevres’ Art School preparing ENSAD entry) Paris, France

 

2000 – 2001

A - Levels ( Baccalaureat L – Litterature / Arts )

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

 

May 2013

 

Creation of Pleaseconfirm Ltd. Emilie SARNEL’ Studio Hong Kong based. Projects include : branding for 126 GRAMMES, packaging and artworks for PAUL LAFAYET, rebranding for SETARE, Patterns designs for B70, art direction, design and Illustrations for LEAP & HOP ( kids travel books series ), etc...

 

June 2012 - March 2013 

 

Art Direction - branding Guidelines for Native Union.

 

January 2012 – March 2012

 

Freelance for Native Union, Illustrations, Hong Kong Dec 2011

Freelance for CARAT* Jewellery Hong Kong Apr 2011

Freelance Illustration works for Communion W, Joel Chu / HK

 

Jan 2009 – March 2011

 

Graphic designer at Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo, Japan

Clients: Google Japan, Nike Japan, W+K Tokyo Lab, Playstation Japan.

Freelance works for the French Institute of Tokyo, Japan

 

March 2010 

 

Art direction, graphic design (freelance) for Teamlab, Tokyo

 

Jan 2008 – Jan 2009

 

Art Director, Graphic designer at Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai, China

Clients : Converse China. Nokia Global. 

 

Jan 2008 

 

Freelance Graphic Design Signage design for MQ-Studio Shanghai, China

Client: 1933 Building

 

June – Dec 2007

 

Art Direction, Graphic Designer at Hopesun Design Shanghai, China

Client: Shanghai Grand Theatre, Food and Beverage

 

March 2006 – Feb. 2007

 

Graphic Designer at Integral Philippe Delis Paris, France

Project: “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures” Exhibition at Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

Sept 2005 – Jan 2006

 

Multimedia internship at Abakos and Haiku-Media companies / Barcelona, Spain

Flash, website design, animation, on line advertising.

 

Nov 2004 & June 2005

 

Two report travels to Minsk / BELARUS & Kiev / UKRAINE for the 20 years commemoration of Chernobyl Disaster. Art, photography project.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

November 2011 

Solo Exhibition “HK with Love” at Daydream Nation Gallery, Hong Kong

 

October 2011

Solo Exhibition “I’ve missed you” at Naco Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

May 2011

Solo Illustrations Exhibition “Sayonara” at Hatos Bar, Tokyo, Japan

 

November 2009

Drawings + illustrations show at Barcelona Yokocho Shop, in Harajuku, TOKYO.

 

May 2004

“The Risk” Exhibition at Environment & Ecology Ministry in Paris about Industrials & Natural Risks.

Two Installations and exhibition poster design.

Education

 

February 2004

 

“Mars Planet” Exhibition at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie–Paris La Villette.

Exhibition poster design, collective scenography.

 

October 2004

 

“European Social Forum”, Ivry-sur-Seine, France.

Public intervention in Ivry to inform inhabitants and visitors about world water issues.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Softwares

Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver

 

Languages

mother tongue French

good skills both written and spoken in English and Spanish

beginner Mandarin

beginner Japanese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Should you be interested in working with the artist, please contact us hello@mobart.net.

 

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