Resume
  • French nationality
  • Paris / France
  • French (mother tongue), English (professional), spanish (school level)
  • Cell Phone: +33 6 63 16 18 24
  • email: thomasnicot@gmail.com
  • Linkedin : linkedin.com/interactivedesign


    15 years in user experience design for many brands have allowed me to develop my own vision of experience design based on a careful look at the brand's system and context. My objective when I design digital products and services is to improve or create simple user experiences that are emotional and efficient.
    Build and motivate teams of creative people with high potential for success is a prerequisite to design successful experiences. Cultivate differences (international environments, multi-disciplinary team) are
    of significant value to make the unknown tangible : listen, share and act.


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    SKILLS
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    DESIGN STRATEGY

    I take the time to understand the specificities of the issue's context in a broad sense (users' needs and expectations, client's objectives...), and then apply the design methodology using a multi-disciplinary approach in order to achieve rich user experiences, business minded and precise implementation.

    CREATIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT

    As a manager my goal is double: first, define and share common values and a definition of what is a qualitative work with the team, secondly, allow each team member to develop his own skills and personality and grow by the culture of rebund.

    DESIGN PROCESS

    I apply a simple methodology (but hard working) elaborated thanks to readings and experimentation which can adapt to any context. It can be defined as such: reset, play and work!

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    During four years, I've managed to keep clients many years offering new services but also I've met
    new clients by actively managing my professional network. At the end of the day the best business development tool used to the client's satisfaction.

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    EXPERIENCES
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    January 2013/Present

    Founder at Reset and Play

    A Design Experience Company
    We envision, design, and build services and products experience.
    They already Reset and Play:
    • Provea: Build and creation of a brand shopping experience
    • TGV Lab: Design and improvement interiors of future TGV (High-Speed train)
    • Finexkap: Design a full digital disruptive financial service to help the small businesses by funding their invoices.
    • ING Direct: Improve the mobile experience of the account client, multi devices.
    • Ubisoft: workshop to test new concepts gaming with connected objects.
    • Pydio: Design user experience of service. Pydio is an open-source alternative for enterprises to be the masters of their data.

    May 2008/October 2012

    Design Director / Co-Founder at Altima° Paris

    Altima° is an independent interactive agency in France. The e-commerce projects now deals with a wide array of industries such as banking, retail, media, travel and leisure.
    • Development of a 15 people team (UX designer, Interactive Designer, Project Manager…)
    • Turnover 1.5M€+
    • Diversity of industries : banking, retail, tourism, private equity, financial services, media, telecoms
    • 12 permanent clients: Palico, Club Med, Orange (Hello-mobo.com), Petit Bateau, ING Direct, PSA, Arkéa/Crédit Mutuel, VTB Direct, Groupe Moniteur, TGV-Europe, Voyages-sncf, La Redoute CH/AT/IT, Pierre&Vacances, Gan Assurance, Virgin Mobile
    • 40+ bids

    April 2005/April 2008

    Head of International Design Studio for La Redoute/Redcats/PPR

    • Management of a 12 people team
    • Creation of new e-commerce features to increase business
    • Many presentations to the all european executive boards to give a design mindset
    • Creation and elaboration of an online european design and interactive guide to help the subs of 10 countries

    Head of Design Studio www.laredoute.fr

    • Development of a creative team from 5 to 20 people (art director, UX designers, copywriter, front developers…)
    • Design/Creation/Implementation of new e-commerce features to increase business in collaboration with OT Redcats based in US
    • M€1 Budget creative outsourcing
    • Present and defend creative and experience ecommerce projects to Management Committee
    • Turnover in 2006 M€ 450
    • www.laredoute.fr has been evaluated by a large public survey (E&Y/Fevad 2007/2008) “best site” and “best site for textile”

    June 2000/March 2005

    Interactive Principal Designer at AOL

    • Design (IA, UX, Visual Identity…) of 12 media websites (cars, women, news, sports…) in 6 months with a team of 5 designers
    • Design new interactive products (player, mail, AIM…) in relation with AOL US
    • Design and adapt AOL services on Japanese mobile provider DOCOMO
    • 150+ content advertising concept proposals for the AOL's partners (Pepsi, Boonty, L'Oréal, Philips, Vogue...) in collaboration with Interactive Marketing Group AOL

    April 1999/May 2000

    Graphic Designer at Brands International Invest

    +30% sales after new brand design, visual identity and packaging for the 1st european brand of seeds and mushrooms, SABAROT.
    Booklet creation for the 50th anniversary of Laboratoires Expanscience

    July 1998/February 1999

    Product Designer at LEGRAND

  • design electrical outlet for sector industrial 
    design research on new materials and prototyping

    June 1997/October 1997

    Designer (training) at RATP Design Department

  • Design document and specifications of bus shelters for design agencies


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    EDUCATION
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    1996/1999

    Master in Industrial Design, User Experience Design
    with Honours at Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique


    1994/1996

    BTEC Higher National Diploma Industrial Design
    at School Fine Arts and Applied Arts - Troyes


    1985/1994

    High School Graduate - with emphasis Social and Economic
    at Lycée Saint Joseph - Reims



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    DESIGN INDUSTRY AFFILIATION
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    2009/2013

    Design Lecturer at school HETIC - Paris


    2008

    Jury Member for Master Interactive Design & IAE
    at Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique


    2009/2011

    Lecturer about Fashion e-merchandising
    at Fédération Française du Textile


    2005/2008

    Trainer "Speed Web" at Redcats Group
    (La Redoute, Cyrillus, Vertbaudet…)




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    CLIENTS LIST
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    Palico - 2011/2012 (Worldwide)
    Club Med - 2011/2012 (Worlwide)
    Orange // Mobo - 2011/present (Europe)
    Petit Bateau - 2009/2012 (Worldwide)
    ING Direct 2009/2012(France)
    PSA - 2010
    Arkéa/Crédit Mutuel - 2010
    VTB Direct - 2009/2012 (France)
    Groupe Moniteur - 2009/2012 (France)
    TGV-Europe - 2009/2011 (Europe)
    Voyage-sncf.com - 2009 (France)
    La Redoute International - 2008/2010 (Europe)
    Pierre & Vacances - 2008/2009 (France)
    Gan Assurance - 2008/2009 (France)
    Mattel - 2008 (Worldwide) // Collaboration with Ogilvy One
    Virgin mobile - 2008 (France)
    La Redoute -2005/2008
    AOL - 2000/2005
    Sabarot - 1999
    Laboratoires Expanscience - 1999
    Legrand - 1998


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    PERSONAL INTERESTS
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    Music LPs addict, whiskey and sausages lover, rugby(on TV only!) basketball (sometimes in streets), video gaming (also basketball), typography, diving (in the sea only!), books (comics, art, thriller). Triangles lover (http://triangle.tumblr.com).
    Spending much time to enjoy my family.