On 3rd April 2016, the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal received the French Tech from the West of France (Nantes/Saint Nazaire/Rennes/Saint Malo). Taking advantage of this event and of the arrival of a delegation from L’École de design, Montreal’s community of L’École de design alumni gathered for the occasion. It was also an opportunity to award Myriam Picovschi, a 2011 graduate, her school ambassador trophy.
Portrait of a Designer on a mission…
An avid UX Designer…
After graduating in 2011 from L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, Myriam began her career at Orange Labs then Inside Solutions in Rennes. Based in Canada since June 2013, Myriam began working as a UX/UI Designer at nventive. She was involved in developing the user experience of Windows 8.1 applications (tablet/computer) and Windows Phone 8.1 in partnership with Microsoft. She then joined Turbulent where she worked on solutions for a dreamlike experimental project on a touchpad and responded to pitches and projects focusing on web and responsive design.
Since May 2015, Myriam has been a freelance UX Designer and supports companies in digital production: consultancy in interactive strategy and service design, implementation of wireframe and prototypes and assistance in user tests. She creates user-centered interfaces and interactions in the fields of augmented reality, No Interface, Natural User Interfaces, Tangible Interfaces, Serious game, mobile applications and Web.
She is also a member of the organizing committee for the Tout Le Monde UX association, a Montreal-based association which brings together enthusiasts and amateurs to talk about the domain of user experience.
…and on hand for her former classmates.
A land of welcome for 23 school alumni, Montreal is attracting an increasing number of our graduates.
The school wanted to rally together this community in Canada so it made perfect sense to turn to Myriam. Enthusiastic, dynamic, always ready to help our young (or less young) graduates to settle in Canada and help them develop their networks. She is THE local point of contact for alumni in Montreal. She organizes afterwork events to help consolidate this network as well as organizing events on behalf of the school.
A flagship for the school’s values, she is responsible for promoting and representing the school in Canada.
Myriam is the first ambassador to be appointed. In the future, L’École de design plans to entrust the same role to alumni based in London, San Francisco and Amsterdam where many of our alumni can also be found.
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