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.








CR Griphen is a family of 3 fonts whose curves are inspired by the dynamics of flight. Each of them has been created for a specific purpose, but they have all been designed to coexist with one another.

The trio is presented through a specimen composed of specimens: each page is independent and interdependent, with a unique combination (body, positions, proportion) given to each card. Creating this family was a reflexion on the ways in which characters can coexist beyond their font.

Diploma Project, BA ECAL 2013:
21 × 29.7 cm , 555 pages (edtion); 600 × 210 cm (wall).
Fonts available on request.

CR Griphen