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Benjamin Le Gentil

Interior Designer

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514 435-5872
Experience
Canada
Oct 2009
Communication Artist
As an independent designer I focus on improving the experience and the perception of your brand.

Through interior spaces, web, social network or print design I develop an image of your brand that is relevant to its value to create and improve a deep relationship with the consumers.

My works include :

Interior design : Conception and master planning, technical drawings, on site supervision, visual presentation (graphic and 3D renderings).

Webdesign : Front-end development, art direction, website design and architecture. Even if i am not the one who make the code, i have good knowledges in HTML, CSS, php and a strong understanding on how the things should work.

Printdesign : Logotype conception, business card, advertising, media promotion [...]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Feb 2013Present
Commercial Designer
Canada
May 2011Feb 2013
Interior Designer
LEMAYMICHAUD is a 30 years old, award winning, architecture agency known for the quality and expertise of its design. As a member of the interior design team, I worked on several kind of projects including Hospitality / Residential / Commercial / Corporate and Institutional. contributing from the first meeting to the project's delivery.

/ Preliminary and conceptual development.
Involved from the initial meeting to the final presentations, I put together a planning and an interior design concept that would answer the client's brief, developed the visual documentation that would support the presentation and acted as a coordinator between the clients and the implied actors of the projects.

*** Skills: Conceptual Research & Development, Planning, Sketch, 3D Renderings, Visual Presentation, SketchUp, Vray, Photoshop. Illustrator, InDesign...


/ Execution & Site coordination.
Initial survey and realization of technical and mill-work drawings. Research ,selection and integration of materials and technologies throughout the projects. Coordination with the involved actors during the construction phase.

*** Skills: Architectural survey, Technical drawings, Coordination meeting, AUTOCAD.


/ Graphic design.
During my stay, the agency took more and more implication in the signage / branding / advertising aspect of the projects shifting from taking existing content to create original ones involving me from their conception to their execution and as a coordinator for their execution.

*** Skills: Illustration, Print design, Branding..


/ Personal implication.
As a member of the team I originated several projects to improve the company image and presence over the internet and the day-to-day life of my co-workers. Such projects include social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), a corporate blog and a face book for newcomers.

*** Skills: Photography, Editorial design, Webdesign, Illustration, Lightroom, HTML, CSS, Wordpress
Canada
Jun 2010Aug 2010
Interior Designer Intern
SID LEE is a renowned advertising / architecture agency ranking for its strong ability to mix design disciplines in order to create stunning brand experience. As an intern, I was involved on several Commercial Design / Retail projects at different level of completion supporting the team for:


/ Preliminary and conceptual development.
From the initial meeting through multidisciplinary brainstorming and first sketches / planning to the final presentations I was involved as a member of the design team. Most of my work includes the realization of the visual documentation for the presentations.

*** Skills: Conceptual Research & Development, Planning, Sketch, 3D Renderings, Visual Presentation, 3DS Max, MentalRay, SketchUp, Photoshop. Illustrator, InDesign...


/ Execution.
Realization of technical and mill-work drawings. Research ,selection and integration of materials and technologies throughout the projects.

*** Skills: Technical drawings, AUTOCAD.
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Brossard, Qc, Canada
May 2008Jun 2008
Halberg Design
Mechanical Engineering Intern
As one of the four intern hired, we were asked to work on three project :

The first one was the technical modeling of a prototype for Alurex.

The second one included the conception, the modeling and the structural design of a pizza dough prototype.

The last one was a brainstorming project on how to improve and automate the fabrication process of scallop-beacon appetizer.

All of these project were made on CATIA V5.
Education
Montréal, Qc, Canada
Sep 2008Apr 2011
University of Montreal
Bachelor in Interior Design
Awards :
- 1st price of excellence and creativity awarded by PROCAD & A2Design (2011)
- 1st price of creativity awarded by RHO (2010)

Publications :
- Poesis No XX (April 2011)
- Poesis No XX (Oct 2009)

Activities and Societies:
Centre M.A.S (Matériaux Assemblages & Systèmes)
- DEI representative on the faculty committee;
- Brand and signage conception (2009)
Lyon, France
Sep 2008Jun 2009
University Claude Bernard Lyon1
DUETI
Parallel cursus done during my first year of interior design at University of Montreal.
Lyon, France
Sep 2006Jun 2008
University Claude Bernard Lyon1
DUT, Mechanical Engineering
4th session abroad at CEGEP de St Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec,Canada.

Activities and Societies:
- Secretary of Magic BDE (2006)
- President of Magic BDE (2007)
- Administrator of GAELIS (2007)
- Representative of IUT-B at GTVE (2006 & 2007
Languages
 
French (Native), English (Conversational), Spanish (Beginner)