Hi! My name is Romain. I’m Art Director & 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 design research lab where I confront my point of view with engineers & psychologists.








Musical atlas built upon the song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, released in 1975 by Queen. It is composed of textual and audio analyses and is transcribed according to the original layout of the lyrics. The resulting shape creates a map, such as that of a country: Borha.

First, the analyses consider the song as a whole, and then over the pages, they focus on more specific details. Illustrations are made with a vinyl disc cut according to the stanza, then according to verses, and finally to words. In a second iteration, the disc will be reproduced with an electron microscope.

Edition, ECAL 2013:
21 × 28 cm, hardcover, 224 pages.

Atlas de Borha