Hey there, I’m Sophie Bigo 
art director in Graphic Design.
Here you will discover my passions: Graphic design, communication, words.
Why do I decide to start studying Graphic Design? Because I love both words and images. I deeply wanted to be able to communicate with the world. Understand the meaning of colors, shapes and typographies. It led me to graphic design… 10 years ago.
Since, I've been working for the biggest agencies in Europe, but also with tiny start-up who needed advice to be able to compete with the big ones. On the other side, my dream came true and I started to work for non-profit organizations. Using my skills to help them sharing strong and important messages.
Because yes, graphic design is the key to deliver a strong and powerful message, and I'm willing to give you the best.
Sophie. 


Experience

2011-Today. Independent creative director - Free-Lancer - Creative direction, art direction, copywriting, graphic design, web design, sketch & photography. CLIENTS - OAfrica (Non-profit organization in West Africa.), ING (Online bank), American Express, WeJustice (First crowdfunding attorney platform), Ipsen (French pharmaceutical group), UN Women (creation of the French #HeForShe campaign), Deux Noix de Coco (Conciergerie services), BP, EuroDisney, Peugeot, L’Oréal, Shape, Kering, Nixon, Orange (First French telephone operator), …
2017. Speaker at «Institut de Conciergerie Internationale» (International Institute of concierge service). WORK -Class about Team work, team building, creation of a graphical Identity.
2014 - 2015. Independent Senior Art director at Mendeleiev Agency. Art direction, graphic design, web design. WORK - Logotype, website and ad campaign for Univerbal.
2014 - Today. President and Founder of the Non-profit organization «Vues d’en bas» (Seen from Below) Creative direction, graphic design, web design, copywriting, presidency. WORK - Selection, organization and direction of exhibitions on the subject of the invisibility of homeless people.
2014. Speaker for «Sodexo Justice» at Prison of Meaux (suburb of Paris). Conference about the string of jobs that exists in the graphic design world. Explanation of how art can save your life.
2011 - 2013. Senior Art director at Aressy Agency. Art direction, graphic design, web design & photography. WORK - Creations of ad campaigns and visual identity for Navaho, Agarik (Cloud) , 3M, Primagaz (Primagaz account among the main market players of the bottled gas)… Photographies for Google…
2012. Creation of the Trophy of the Festival Cinema of the Human rights for Amnesty International (PARIS) Graphic design. WORK - Creation of the trophy. 
2011. Art director at 4uatre Agency. Art direction, graphic design, copywriting & photography. WORK - Creation of the «PS» Socialist Party (Political) identity and photo report. Graphic design on SFR’s visual identity (Second French telephone operator)…
2011. Teacher at Sciences Po Paris. Class of Adobe Photoshop.
2011 - 2013. Art director at Terre de Sienne Agency. Creative direction, copywriting, art direction, graphic design. WORK - Creation of the annual report of: Arkema, Total, La Française des jeux, Pernod Ricard… Creation of the whole ad campaign of «La voix de l‘enfant» (the Voice of the child), Barclays…
2010. Jury at «ESMA» school. (Superior school of art trade Jury for Bachelors Design & Digital Strategy and Motion Graphics Design.
2007 - Today. Project «Vues d’en bas». Exhibitions about the Invisibility of homeless people. WORK - Graphic design and photographies exhibitions of my work regarding invisibility using the question «What would you like to see from your window?)
2007. Assistant Art director at Kapture Agency. Art direction, graphic design. WORK - Animations (Flash) for TEVA (Tv channel). Assistant art director on CD covers creations (Tina Arena, Laurent Wolf…)…
2007. Assistant Art director at Arsenic Agency. Art direction, graphic design. WORK - Creation of the french versions of movies posters and DVD covers (Shall We Dance, Mr & Mrs Smith…) SND group. Creation of CDs covers for France Loisir (France Loisirs is a club of books implanted in France which counts 3 million members)…
2006. Internship // Assistant Art director at Chanel. Graphic design. WORK - Communication for J12 watch launching…
2006. Internship // Assistant Art director at Bambuck. Graphic design. WORK - Edition for Stannah and Biogaran…
Brands I have worked for

Amnesty International
Barclays
BP
CHANEL
Ipsen
Kering
La redoute
L’Oréal
Nixon
Nexans
Orange
Post-it
SHAPE
UN Women - United Nations
Exhibition

2017. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at La Maison des Metallos «Qu'aimeriez-vous voir depuis votre fenêtre ?» graphic design for city hall of Paris district 11.
2016. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at La rothonde «Sur le vif» photography during VEPSI event.
2014. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at Zebre dans le patio (PARIS) «Sur le vif» Photography.
2014. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at FUAJ (PARIS) «Sur le vif» & «Qu'aimeriez-vous voir depuis votre fenêtre ?» Graphic design and photography.
2014. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at Desidero (PARIS) «Qu'aimeriez-vous voir depuis votre fenêtre ?» Graphic design.
2014. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at Emmaüs Défi «Sur le vif» & «Qu'aimeriez-vous voir depuis votre fenêtre ?» Graphic design and photography.
2014. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at 104 boutique (PARIS) «Sur le vif» & «Qu'aimeriez-vous voir depuis votre fenêtre ?» Graphic design and photography. https://youtu.be/w5Hq4QtVsXg
2013. «Vues d’en Bas» Sophie Bigo’s exhibition at city hall of Paris district 13 (PARIS) Graphic design and photography. http://www.evenements.vuesdenbas.fr/exposition/?a=detailsExpo&expoID=4

Recognition

2015. Friche (PARIS) Graphic design. Exhibition and publishing on the book «1000 Crayons pour la liberté d’expression». https://issuu.com/lafriche_bdm/docs/1000_crayons-web
2015. Look Magazine (LONDON) Photography. «THE TOP BLOGGERS WE LOVED FROM FASHION MONTH! Gisele In Her Paris Fashion Week Look, 2015 By Sophie Bigo». http://www.look.co.uk/pictures/best-dressed-from-fashion-month-259811
2015. Launching of Ensemble pour la paix. (PARIS) Art direction, graphic design. 191,907 views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQrI9OtNgG0
2015. #HeForShe in ELLE Magazine (FRANCE)Art direction, photography. «Outcast: discover the first pictures of the campaign #HeForShe in France» http://www.elle.fr/Societe/Le-travail/Faire-bouger-les-choses/Exclu-decouvrez-les-premiers-cliches-de-la-campagne-HeForShe-en-France/Augustin-Trapenard-Journaliste-et-critique-litteraire
2011. Best world Annual Report in creativity / ARKEMA, «World Best Practice», Style, Design, Layout, by ReportWatch / (London) Art direction.
1992. Junior Talent for «Arts graphiques magazine» (Graphics Arts magazine) Award ceremony presented by Michel Drucker (TV and radio show host, producer of television).

Education

2007. Master degree in «Graphic arts and visual communication» at Maryse Eloi’s Art school. (Paris)
2007. French / English. (TOEFL)
2002. High school diploma (Paris).
1998. Junior school certificate.
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