Hi! My name is Romain. I’m a senior UI/UX Designer living in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, I received a BA in visual communication from ECAL & in 2017, I earned a MAS in design research for digital innovation from the EPFL+ECAL Lab.

I believe that design should be intuitive & revolve around the user. To strengthen this, I learned inclusive design methodologies at the RCA & honed my skills in icon design at the University of Bournemouth. For the latter, I manipulated icons’ aesthetics to evaluate their effect on perceived usability. Many of my projects deal with notions of big data, data visualization & search algorithms. These play a large role in my research work, where I explore navigation principles & aggregation of content in mass information environments. Currently, I’m working on a major social network system for elderly people.

I am methodical, logical, detail-oriented & a bit of a perfectionist. For my BA thesis, I explored the omnipresence of the grid in our daily visual landscapes. After that, I worked as a graphic designer at ECAL for its communication platform as well as a freelancer for other organisations. I also co-founded a workshop that specializes in graphic design for unique mediums as well as a design collective for conceptual ideas. Today, I work in a research lab where I confront my point of view with engineers & psychologists.

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The grid, Grida, guided me since the beginning of my graphic design training. Through multiple states of mind I set down different analyses and points of view. The aim is to discover which is the form, the influence, the relevance, the role of this Grida, even beyond graphic design.

Read the thesis (french only).



Thesis, BA ECAL 2013 :
A4 21 × 29.7 cm, softcover, 106 pages.
Photo © Axel Crettenand.

Gridastic Relation