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GRIDS, MAPS, LIFE





Hi! ︎ My name is Etienne. I’m a French-American New Orleans native, and a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Graphic Design. I’m currently based in New York, ︎ working at FIAF, The French Institute Alliance Française in Manhattan.

In my ︎ personal work, I enjoy exploring alternative methods of communicating the significance of our everyday lives.





 ︎︎︎1. FIAF︎︎︎︎



FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration


Art Direction & production for the French Institute’s Bastille Day Celebration on Madison Avenue, NYC.

street banner, posters, web & digital assets

Jul 2022







This year’s festival gathered 25,000+ people on Madison Ave. Assets included two giant street banners, 30+ kakemono signs displaying the program and directional signage, installed throughout the building and in the street, banners for the main stage, and tickets for wine & champagne tasting events. I was responsible for creating and adapting the identity to each format (print & digital), prepping files for production, placing the orders for external printing, keeping track of invoices, and making sure everything arrived on time.



Language Center Campaigns


Postcard, Winter & Spring campaign

Dec 2021—Apr 2022






Concept, artistic direction, and illustration for Winter and Spring Language Center campaigns promoting taking French classes at FIAF for both kids and adults. Learning a new language gives you awesome superpowers, new perspectives, and allows you to meet new super sidekicks.



Happy Holidays from FIAF—Joyeuses Fêtes!


Animated Holiday Card
Dec 2021



See the video here.



Concept, design and direction for Animated Holiday Card, Give the Gift of FIAF. This AfterEffects animation presents us with the gift of a jolly and flickering FIAF building.


Mobile Programs—Cultural Events


for various FIAF programmation, including film screenings, performances, and festivals.







Crossing The Line


Trailer, animated logo, kakemono, mobile & house programs

Sep 2021




View the trailer here.