Hi. I'm Julien.

I'm a french Creative Technologist & Digital Consultant, based in Paris.

I’m a Tech explorer, a creative maker and a solutions finder.
I help teams of strategists, creatives, partners and clients to better understand technology, to find awesome and useful ideas, and to design the best user experiences involving relevant technologies.
I started 14 years ago as a Web developer (with Flash ActionScript, HTML and Javascript) and I’m also an experienced UX & Technical Web projects manager.
I enjoy using both the analytical and creative sides of my brain, and I’m comfortable prototyping with code. I love to learn. I also love to teach (and I’m doing it occasionally for Sciences Po Paris and Gobelins Paris).

Selected Works

You will find below a selection of professional and personal projects I made or I've been involved in, over the last few years. For more details, please contact me (on linkedin or twitter).

  • Story Draw experiment

    An experiment using the Google Cloud Platform Speech recognition API and the Quick Draw dataset from the Google Creative Lab.
    The user tells a story, sentence by sentence, and the algorithm will detect some keywords in the sentences matching the Quick Draw dataset labels. The program then draws the recognized elements.

    Role: Creative Technologist & Developer

    Python (to adapt the dataset), HTML, JS & NodeJS development

    GCP Google Quick-Draw dataset Speech-API Python NodeJS
  • 2019 Capsule Easter Eggs

    For easter 2019, we decided to internally promote Publicis Conseil Innovation team (aka "Capsule") by distributing custom-made and self-printed eggs.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    3D modeling and printing

    3D-Printing Blender
  • Average Face Experiment

    Inspired by theUnknown Face project, I explored Python Computer Vision capabilities (with the help of some other open source libraries) to create the "average face" of my agency.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Python CV
  • Renault TimeMachine Experience

    For Renault 120th anniversary and during the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the visitors were invited to enter the Renault TimeMachine Experience. A capsule made to create their own virtual avatar and to make it travel through time and through the Renault History.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Ideation, user experience design, prototyping, and technical consulting.

    Generative Video 3D Avatar Photogrammetry Silkke Publicis
  • Extra-light Photobooth

    A custom photobooth device that generates GIF animations, very light and customizable, embedding a touch screen and based on the Raspberry-Pi hardware. The UI is coded with Processing.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Design, modeling, printing, code and development

    Processing Raspberry-Pi Design 3D-modeling 3D-printing
  • Augmented table prototype

    Prototype of an augmented table using video projection and online APIs. This table aims to allow a conversation between 2 languages. Each user can choose its own language on one of the two sides of the table, and each time a users speaks, the table records the sentence and translates it into written words that slowly move from one glass to the other.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    OpenFrameworks C++ Development

    OpenFrameworks C++ Microsoft-Azure Speech-recognition Translate API Google-Cloud
  • Custom Conversational Agent

    A custom conversational agent/application using a panel of Google Cloud tools (Dialogflow, Firebase, Assistant, Actions) and based on the Google AIY voice kit.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Development, conversation design, 3D modeling & prototyping.

    Google-Assistant Dialogflow Google-Actions Firebase 3D-Modeling 3D-Printing Python Processing
  • Mum Button

    A bluetooth connected button allowing to quickly and easily send a pre-written SMS to a chosen contact with a simple push.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Technical advising, prototyping, provider identification, User eXperience design.

    iOS Android IoT Connected-Button
  • Renault x Solo activation campaign

    360° advertising campaign around the "Renault x Solo: A StarWars Story" partnership.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Technical advising & provider identification.

    AR activation VR Shazam
  • #ShakeParkinsonsOff

    A mobile Website using the YouTube API and the Vibration API in order to augment a video clip about Parkinson's disease and make viewers' hands tremble too (on their smartphone).

    Role: Creative Technologist & Technical Project Manager

    HTML5 JS VueJS YouTube-API Vibration-API
  • Head Tracking Demo

    A simple head-tracking experiment using 3D and Openframeworks.

    Role: Creative Technologist


    openframeworks head-tracking
  • Publicis Conseil Wishes 2018

    For its 2018 wishes, Publicis Conseil agency chose to display messages, collected from Twitter, on the Publicis headquarters LED facade.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Advising and prototyping.

  • VR Explorations

    Exploration of VR use cases, combining 3D integration and conversation using Dialogflow API, Google Speech API and IBM Text-to-Speech API.

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    Unity Google-Cloud-API Speech Dialogflow IBM-Watson NodeJS Socket-IO
  • GIF Photobooth

    A DIY Photobooth that takes a series of pictures to generate animated GIFs.

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    Processing development and woodworking.

    RaspberryPi Processing
  • Beacon Helper

    This project aimed at helping blind pedestrians to easily detect an approaching electric (and silent) vehicle.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Advising and prototyping (3D modeling and printing, Android demo app development)

    3D 3D-Printing Android Beacon
  • The Wild Tweets

    Creation of a connected tree branch for a Zoo. Thanks to an IR sensor, the parrots movements are converted into letters and then published as tweets.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Woodworking, prototyping and development.

    RaspberryPi Arduino NodeJS Twitter-API
  • Hanging Photobooth

    A Photobooth from a different angle, taking pictures from above and posting them on Twitter (created for an agency party).

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    RaspberryPi Arduino HTML NodeJS Python
  • ISS Tracker

    A live tracking WebGL animation to follow the ISS around the earth. The position of the ISS is extrapolated from TLE datas provided by the NASA and the NORAD.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    JavaScript development.

    HTML JavaScript ThreeJS
  • AR Magnet

    An Augmented Reality fridge magnet prototype using the Vuforia AR technology.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Unity development and AR evangelist.

    AR Unity Vuforia
  • Connected Spoon

    A prototype to re-invent the kids spoon into a taste discovery game.

    Role: Creative Technologist

    Hardware prototyping and Android app development.

    Android Java Arduino Electronics
  • Kiabi Colore Paris

    An interactive shop window for a Kiabi PopUp store. Users were able to take control of the embedded screen with their smartphone.

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    Web development. For Highlab, Agence 79c & Kiabi

    HTML5 JS SocketIO
  • Connected POS

    A POS embedding a Raspberry-Pi working as a local Web server and a WiFi hotspot, in order to allow a user to access a hidden promotional Website.

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    RaspberryPi setup and Web development. For Highlab/Darty/Microsoft.

    RaspberryPi HTML
  • Augmented POS

    Innovative experiment for Dior, allowing the user to control the visual effects of the POS from its smartphone.

    Role: Creative Technologist & developer

    RaspberryPi, Arduino and electronics setup + Web and Arduino development. For Highlab/Dior.

    RaspberryPi Arduino HTML