Olivier CECCOTTI
Administrative manager and European projects

oceccotti@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 18 68

Having attended the EDHEC business school, specialising in finance, Olivier Ceccotti first worked for 9 years in wealth management and fiscal and financial engineering for companies.

In 1997, he joined the CCI Grand Lille where he successively held the positions of strategic and financial analyst for creators and companies experiencing difficulties, "Monsieur EURO" (he represented the French Chambers of Commerce before the businesses department of the European Commission on business problems linked to the changeover to the Euro) and, in 2003, he became head of the cross-border department for the CCI Grand Lille dealing with its economic and political aspects. In this position, he initiated and coordinated several European projects within the framework of Interreg. He was also general secretary of the EURO 3 EEIG from 2012 to 2016.

In 2017, he joined lille—design as administrative manager and European projects, lille—design as coordinator of the multi-annual TRIPOD-II project (Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen), bringing together 12 French and Belgian partners.

In 2017, he joined lille—design as administrative manager and European projects, lille—design as coordinator of the multi-annual TRIPOD-II project (Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen), bringing together 12 French and Belgian partners.

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Thomas CHUZEVILLE
Design & innovation project manager

tchuzeville@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 11 88 45

Having started his career in the industrial world in different R&D teams following his initial scientific and technical studies, Thomas Chuzeville extended his training in the field of design by being top of the year of the first graduates of the higher education design sandwich course in France at the International Design School (Kedge Design School).

Thanks to this complementary technical and creative profile, he worked for seven years in an agency with many companies (large multinationals and SMEs) as a designer and design manager developing innovative products and services.

Eager to take advantage of his double experience working in companies and as a partner designer, he got involved from 2004 in activities to promote and integrate design resources within companies. Starting out as a project manager in a regional centre of innovation by managing a national collective initiative to promote innovation by design in the ceramics industry with the support of the Direction Générale des Entreprises (French directorate general for enterprise). Thomas then joined one of the French partners associated with the Walloon people to implement the European Interreg project known as "3pod" (2009-2013) which supports the development of design in cross-border regions. He assumed the role of coordinator of the support group for business design projects.

Having witnessed the creation of lille—design, it was only natural for Thomas to want to make a contribution to its development. He arrived in 2012 as the point of contact for businesses. He is now responsible for design & innovation projects, for his expertise in consulting and support for individual or collective innovation projects through design, with companies, competitiveness clusters, designers and other regional economic agents. He also participates on the juries of competitions, schools and committees.

 

Thibaut FREYCHET
Communication Director

tfreychet@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 98 69

After training at the faculty of visual arts and at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design of Saint-Etienne, Thibaut Freychet specialised in communication and project management at the International Rhône-Alpes Médias. He took particular interest in participatory systems, mediations and the different ways of exhibiting design. At the end of his education, he produced the Made in exhibition at the Galerie des Limbes in Saint-Etienne.

Thibaut Freychet then worked for a variety of private or public institutions, connected with communication, design, exhibition and teaching. He worked as an assistant gallery owner at the NextLevel gallery (2013), assistant in charge of multimedia, within the general heritage office at the Ministry of Culture and Communication (2013), in charge of communication at the French Institute of Finland (2014-2015), secondary arts teacher (2015-2016) and communication advisor in an agency or working freelance (2016-2018).

He is currently responsible for communication at lille—design where he is developing a new communication strategy and taking part in the organisation of the events and exhibitions of the association. He is also involved in monitoring the Tripod-II cross-border project of the Interreg France-Wallonia-Flanders programme. He supports companies and institutions in implementing their projects by contributing his expertise of the design approach. Thibaut Freychet also participates as a jury member in selection committees in the context of competitions or calls for projects.

Thibaut Freychet is curator of the Design exhibition: please do touch! to be held at MUba Eugène Leroy in Tourcoing in October 2020. 

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Caroline GUISSE
Association Management

cguisse@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 12 63

Thanks to her love of learning and desire to understand, Caroline Guisse was naturally inclined to take an interest in anthropology. In 2008, she graduated with a master's degree in human and social sciences. Meeting people to fuel her inner drive and understand the world with mutual respect and understanding, are a key aspect of her work. Caroline has held various positions: project manager for the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Bouvines, technical assistant at AG2R la Mondiale, project assistant at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Hauts-de-France region. Given the diversity of her career, she has become a real all-rounder, juggling between dashboards and the administrative supervision of cases, orchestrating the organisation of events and their logistics, or the one you call upon for everything and who often finds a solution to every problem.

Caroline loves the world of entrepreneurship, bubbling over with ideas and inspiration. This is what drives her every day: supporting these changes, this incredible energy, this creativity! She is particularly fond of tackling new themes to deepen her knowledge. This is why she explores, searches, feels her way, always looking for relevant answers that lead to other reflections. Her profile: a bit of a "workaholic" and a little bit perfectionist with a touch of creativity.

Having recently joined lille–design team, Caroline is learning every day, checking out a variety of points of view that open her up to new perspectives.

Louise LEFRANC
Communication manager

communication@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 98 69

After obtaining her scientific baccalaureate, Louise Lefranc undertook a 6-month linguistics course in Sydney at the Kaplan Business School Australia. She began her university education with a degree in law, economics and management at the ISTC (institute of communication techniques and strategies) in Lille. During the 3rdyear of her degree course, she joined the Bureau des Arts of her school as head of the events department and continued her studies within the ISTC by attending a Master's degree course – Manager of global communication.

Drawn by the discovery of new spaces and new cultures, she completed a second overseas course at the University of Quebec in Montreal in Public Relations during the 2nd year of her Master's degree.

Currently completing her final year internship at lille—design as communication manager, she is preparing a thesis on the role of new information and communication technologies in the cultural and artistic awakening of young children, at the same time.

 

 

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Céline SAVOYE
Director

csavoye@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 99 29

After a double training at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design and at the faculty of visual arts (art history and sciences) of Saint-Etienne, Céline Savoye has had a variety of responsibilities: in charge of partnerships at lille—design, project manager in charge of the partnership with the public institution of the Palace of Versailles at the Museum of Fine Arts of Arras, cultural project manager at the French Embassy in Tunis, creative project manager at the Cité du Design in Saint-Etienne, collection director at Éditions Jean-Michel Place, general curator of the 2002 and 2004 International Design Biennial Saint-Étienne.

At the same time, she works in various international specialist offices in the fields of fashion, design and crafts (South Africa, Senegal, Thailand). She curated the Design Made in Africa exhibitions (itinerant production of the Institut Français 2004-2008), followed by La Collection (new craft and design objects in Tunisia, 2010) as part of her duties at the French Embassy. In 2013, she presented. The subject of a dialogue exhibition (IRMACC production) during the 8th International Design Biennial Saint-Etienne 2013.

The Gooood Food exhibitions in 2006 or even the From military to civilian exhibitions in 2002 presented as part of the 2002 and 2004 Biennials in Saint-Etienne, reveal a particular fondness for the most alternative and little explored fields.

She is currently Director of lille—design, a platform for economic development through design, a position she has occupied since 2017 (Tourcoing, Hauts-de-France).

 

Alice VADUREL
Project manager, events and international relations

avadurel@lille-design.com
+33 (0) 3 20 02 12 64

Having graduated with a Master's degree in Marketing and Project Management from Grenoble Ecole de Management and having started her career in PR events, including events at the Lille Grand Palais and with Raw Marketing (Dublin), Alice joined the lille—design team as project and PR event manager. Her duties include organising the various events of the lille—design calendar: plenary sessions of the business club, designer meetings, major design lesson, etc.

During her schooling, she also developed an interest in foreign languages and cultures. As a consequence, she passed the German baccalaureate and has a degree in German as well as German literature and civilisation. She has been to school and worked in both Germany and Ireland. This is why she is now in charge of developing the association's international relations, particularly through networks like the BEDA or the WDO. 

Always through a combination of project management, PR events and international relations, Alice is also involved in various projects of the two European Interreg programmes in which lille—design is involved, namely the Tripod-II project and the Design'in project.

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Philippe RÉMIGNON
President