Maybe the more visual way to dive into my universe, you may find superabundance of references of color palettes inspired by Piet Mondrian, typography compositions and physics symbols.
Some time have passed between playing with my first small bricks of color and becoming a Product Designer, I wanted to share a detailed list of side-projects, career updates, and other stuff
Since my first portfolio on October 2016, I began building my universe around one thing that kept my attention since I was a child: cities and their energy, using the symbols of light in physics and flash.
How I work + Curriculum vitae
I make and verify hypothesis by creating and breaking solutions again and again until reaching users’ delight and company’s vision.
Started from the bottom the original problem(s) and make sure we try to tackle the correct one(s) is essential to make sure we provide efficient solutions to users and businesses.
Also, I always try to find a great balance between following the chosen methodology and keeping velocity and efficiency through the entire journey.
Specify, Product Designer
Sept. 2021 - Now (1.5 year)
Building features for Specify's platform, Command-Line Interface (CLI), and API.
Maintained and contributed to our design system. Experimenting with how automation and code can help design system and product teams, most recently with Notion and Figma Widget's APIs.
Source, Product Designer
Jul. 2018 - Aug. 2021 (3.5 years)
Built products and experiences while partnering with in-house designers, engineerings, PMs, researchers, and executives. Evangelized concepts of design ops and design systems with best practices, processes, and tools.
Clients: Abu Dhabi Executive Office, Banque Populaire, BNP Paribas, Warner Bros., Wabel, and Dassault Systèmes.
Freelance, Product Designer
Jan. 2018 - Now (5 years)
I am providing value to early and mid-stage companies through product design services and design system expertise.
Synerg' hetic, Design Consultant
May. 2018 - Nov. 2018 (1.5 year)
I implemented design methodologies to the global positioning of the Junior Company while working closely with startups around minimum viable products and ideation workshops.
industries where I had the chance to help users and companies with Source: cinema, bank, finance, institutions, initiatives, branded content and 3D softwares.
Dassault Systèmes, Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros., Indépendants.co, Getfluence, Banque Populaire, BPCE, BNP Paribas and more
projects over the last 4 years
About me as a human
“I believe in the process but even more in the connections we build and strenghten along the way between companies, teams and end-users, all as humans.”
My name is Yann-Edern Gillet. I’m a French designer living in Paris, France. My main area of focus today is on systems, digital products and interfaces. DMs are opened!
But let’s forget work for two seconds. In my spare time I still spend a lot of time on screens but more as a Front-End Engineer.
I love learning new things, especially with Vue, Nuxt and GSAP. More recently I’m learning the craft of icon design (yup, the ones you saw earlier are born on my computer). I like the idea of crafting myself every pixel of my creations, both in design and code, like this portfolio.
When my hands are not on my mechanical keyboard, I enjoy taking care of my plants, cook/ try some italian recipes with my girlfriend and building LEGO sets.
To relax, I dive into work of others designers and developers, thanks to Standards Manual, Increment and Offscreen.
I’m also a huge fan of Hip-Hop culture and music. Even if I listen to a lot of US / UK rappers, french rap is deeply anchored in my head + easier to understand as a french person of course. I created playlists for each of my mood, feel free to give it a try!
Here are some anecdotes and quick facts about my debuts and my current life, both as a human and a product designer.
Initially born inside Sketch in 2019, raised inside Figma in 2020/2021. Re-built inside Framer in 2022. Previously hand-coded with Nuxt, Vue, Anime, GreenSock, and other cool librairies.
I'm working on a dedicated place to share more about my inspirations while working on this space, if you are interested in learning more about it, feel free to send me a message on Twitter.