Team member - paris web

Nicolas Catherin

UX designer senior


Looking for a new challenge (remotely or somewhere between Paris and Lyon areas, France).

I’m an experienced UX/Service designer with a visual design background. I’m confident with the Design Thinking process and I love to shorten it to design sprints. I do research and user testing as well and I used to work in a mighty technical environment working with both developers and accessibility experts.

If I’m not designing products and services, just grab me from the closest venue either on stage or simply in the crowd enjoying the music.

I worked as a Senior Experience Designer at Symplicit (Australia)a customer-led innovation consultancy helping to bridge the gap between our clients and their customers. Through human-centred design we are able to address challenges on all scales, from developing new products and services to transforming the ways organisations do business.

Main references:
NAB (bank), ANZ (bank), Telstra (telecom), Chemist Warehouse (retail), Guild Insurance (insurance).

I was lead designer and design practice manager at “Clever Age”, a french agency. I made the UX business grown, collaborating with the sales team to improve the UX business strategy. As lead designer I defined the UX process and methodology of the UX team, mentoring designers and evangelising devs. I also worked as UX consultant senior.

From october 2014 to april 2015 | Lead Designer at Clever Age

Main references:
Handicap International (NGO), Softbank Robotics (robotic), Gemalto (security).

From july 2010 to october 2014 | Senior UX Designer at Clever Age

Main references:
Longchamp (fashion), Mirakl (e-commerce), Mitsubishi Electric (electronics), Bioderma (health care, retail), voyages-sncf (transport), CEVA (pharmaceutical industry), Celio (fashion), MACSF (insurance), BNP Parisbas (bank).


From july 2009 to october 2010 | Web Designer at ADLPartner 

Main references:

  • e-commerce website (magazines and newspapers) for Auchan, Carrefour, Air France, Banque Accord…
  • digital press subscription services (Zineway, previously named OneKiosk).

I was also a volunteer at Paris Web association, organizing conferences about Usability, Accessibility and Web Best Practices in Paris. Each years we hosted during 3 days more than 800 attendees, 80 speakers and many more on the real-time webcast.

I studied Communication Sciences in the university of Grenoble (France), mixing digital design and human sciences.

I’m a bass player, a board game addict and locally crafted beers lover.



  • Design Thinking
  • User Research (Face-to-face/contextual interviews)
  • Personas
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design and User Testing
  • Customer/Experience Map, User Flow, Service Blueprint (and other maps)
  • Competitors Analysis
  • Design concept and sketching
  • App and Responsive Design
  • UI and Visual Design
  • Basic Technical understanding (HTML, CSS)