Today, we are joined by Julien Lemoine , he is a Graphic Designer. You can view his portfolio here.

  • Tell us about your graphic design career. How did you break into graphic design, and how did you advance to where you are today?

I’m an art director , and a graphic designer, specialized on designing posters for the cinema industry. I’m based in Paris, and i do it since 2010. In fact,  my Art direction teacher, Régis Guerin, who learned me a lot at school, decided to hire me, to make movie posters with him, in his studio www.rageman.fr. So today, i work with my master in school.

 

 

  • What do you enjoy most about your career?

I really enjoy the fact that each movie is a different way of thinking the poster. There is no routine. I also enjoy working in team with photographers.  To finish, I enjoy making print design. It’s gonna be something rare because of the new technology and all the screens that will replace the paper.

  •  What were the biggest inspirations for your career?

Roman Cieslevicz, Frank Frazetta, Stefan seigmaster, Alex Trochut , Giger , all the romanticism movement, Gregory Crewdson, Gustave Doré….

  • What are some favorite projects you’ve completed and why?

For the movie industry, Two of my favorite projects i completed are YVES SAINT LAURENT, because the visual effect is quite simple. The other is GIBRALTAR.

  • Tell us about your graphic design education. How did you decide to study graphic design?

After my high school graduation, i didn’t know what i wanted to do, but i loved drawing and playing music with my bands. I only new that i wanted a creative job.

  • In retrospect, what do you know now that you wish you knew before you pursued your graphic design education?

Only experience can make you know what you wish knew before. So in retrospect, i think making mistakes make you learning a lot. Failing, is learning.

  • Based on what you hear in the industry, what do you think are the most respected and prestigious schools, departments or programs? Does graduating from a prestigious school make a difference in landing a good job?

I think that a good formation is a strong learning from drawing and observing. Some major private schools have more network than others, like any other type of schools. So yeah, the network is also really important, but beside that, Envy prime.

 

  • How can prospective graphic design students assess their skill and aptitude?

By drawing and observing, every day.

 

  • What can students applying to graphic design schools do to increase their chances of being accepted?

To have a strong culture and a good aptitude in drawing.

  •  What other advice can you give to prospective students thinking about an education and career in graphic design?

To really have an interest of what is around you, how things are percepted by people, especially visually. And practice drawing …

  • What exactly do you do? What are your key responsibilities?

I’m making movie posters, from the conception to the final steps.

  • What are the tools of the trade that you use the most?

    I’m using Photoshop, illustrator and in design.

  • What are the most challenging aspects of your job?

The most challenging aspect is to make a lot of people approving your visual, before you can see it in the street.