Xavier Wendling, self-portrait shot in the studio

About Me

Dig through my experiences, education, skills and achievements. Learn about the journey to my current creative career. It has followed anything but a carefully executed plan. It took some unexpected twists and turns. That’s what makes it rich, interesting, valuable.

Languages

  • French: Native
  • English: Fluent

Tools

Capture One Pro, Adobe creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, XD, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, Hotjar, SEO Spider, HTML, CSS, SASS, Javascript, Typescript, React, Re- dux, GraphQL, Angular, Ionic, Node, JAMstack, Hugo, PHP, LAMP, LEMP, Laravel, Gulp, Webpack, Jest, WordPress, Shopify, Prestashop, Firebase, Ansible, Docker, GSAP, SVG

Education

MBA at Grenoble Graduate School of Business

MSc Computer Science at INPG ENSIMAG Grenoble

Summary

I am a creative consultant passionate about design, brands, visual and textual content, user experience, web and technology.

Experiences

Designwise

Creative Consultant

2018-Now

Providing creative direction and design services. My work encompasses graphics and identity, visual and textual content creation, websites and digital experiences, advertising and communications.

Tributeam Ltd.

Creative Manager

2015-2017

Involved in several business development projects in kids fashion, educational products & services, food & beverage. Provided input on digital brand building. Oversaw digital and information technology strategy. Developed, operated and optimized e-commerce properties. Created visual assets, branding material and copy for various projects. Managed SEO, PPC, email and social media initiatives. Researched link building opportunities. Prototyped mobile apps. Ran kids fashion photoshoot for one project. Produced video interview for another.

Eccentric

Creative Consultant

2012-2018

Developed websites and e-commerce properties for customers. Provided design, content creation, digital communication, web marketing consulting, technical expertise and operational services.

Free Presse

Contributing Editor

2011-2012

Wrote for several contract publications and print magazines Cosy City and Cosy Mountain. Authored topics on architecture, design, art, luxury and lifestyle subjects. Pitched article ideas. Researched stories. Carried out interviews. Sourced supporting material.

Xilinx Inc.

Product Application Engineer

2008-2011

Oversaw synthesis software product definition and validation. Assisted dev team with release delivery. Provided technical expertise to field for large customer cases. Au- thored user manuals and technical documents. Partnered and collaborated with multiple cross-functional teams.

Xilinx Inc.

Software Development Engineer

1999-2008

Developed synthesis software. Built technical expertise on behavioural modelling, DSP and memory synthesis. In charge of IT at Grenoble site. Developped web-based project management solution.

Minc Synario Inc.

Software Development Engineer

1995-1998

Developed RTL synthesis technologies. In charge of IT and networking at Grenoble site.