Co-Founder & Chairman
Co-Founder & Chairman
Deputy Managing Director - CFO
His success formula and vision have been instrumental to the company, driving it from a small tech-shop to one of the most vibrant, innovative digital agencies in France.
In 2004, Louis created Bearstech, a cooperative society specializing in managed services, hosting and developing complex applications. He is an Open Source advocate and enthusiast, and holds leadership roles on a number of prominent associations and communities, including Secretary of Silicon Sentier and chairman of the Cap Digital’s Collibri community of Free Software and Web 2.0 actors.
He is also a member of the steering committee of Open World Forum, and was the co-president of the forum’s highly successful 2011 edition. He continuously supports Open Source communities through various events like BarCamps and Open Days.
She leads finance and accounting, human resources, general services, and legal. She is also responsible for relations with auditors, accountants, banks and state agencies.
A graduate of ESG, Sylvie started her career at Disney Television France. She has held several senior positions in operations, HR, and finance, both in France and internationally, for nearly 10 years. In 2007, she joined Yellow Pages Classifieds as Director of Administration and Finance.
Recently, Alban took over the technical manager functions at af83, besides the Lead Developer functions that he has been carrying out since 2012. He works on our most technically complex projects: choosing the best-suited architecture and technology, reviewing code, supporting the other devs… He has an in-depth expertise both on the transportation and digital radios fields.
And when he has extra time, he likes to listen to the radio, he also has a thing for poker and music.
In April 2016, Luc joined the tech team to manage the architecture and the technologies, to monitor the quality of code, to support the other developers and to lead the technical projects. He works specifically on the STIF and Suez Environnement projects.
Holding a Computer Science degree, Luc was once a developer, a technical lead and a project manager for numerous projects, especially about mobility for large groups such as RATP, SNCF and Transdev.
Besides his work, he is fond of discovering new cultures, especially the Asian culture, through its movies and through the practice of martial arts.
Chief Legal Officer
Back Ruby Developer
Pierre joined af83 in order to solidify the projects gestion team. What is important to him is to manage the projects until the end and respect their costs, the times, and the zone. For him, spreading information and trying to make the team work with joy are the key-points that lead to the client’s satisfaction.
After a Master in Digital Communication in Grenoble, Pierre has made his first steps as a Freelance Developer in Canada. When he came back in France, he started the project gestion in agency in Grenoble.
Moreover, Pierre is fascinated by medieval history and the West American hudge spaces.
It’s during her formation in typographical design at Estienne school in 2010 that Laure took a deep interest into cartography, information design and transport issues in a urban environment. Passionate about complex projects with complex information structuration and organization, Laure designs signage systems as well as websites and applications.
At af83, she works as Art Director on many projects for our clients such as Air France, SEB or Mon Album Photo.
Since 2010,Laure has been an active member of « Rencontres Internationales de Lure » a visual design organization that organizes every year a conference in this city of the Alpes De Haute Provence.
In December 2016, Alexandre joined the agency as the new Chief Legal Officer. Meticulous and rigorous, leaving no legal technicalities to escape him. Besides administrative tasks, he collaborates with the business sector working on: employment contracts, amendments, social issues etc.
He holds both a Social Law degree and a Human Resources Management degree. Before joining the agency, he worked on HR consulting missions for large groups such as La Poste and Bolloré.
His passions include History and the Arts, which explains why he volunteers in a historical reenactment association which he founded in 2008.
Édouard carried out a Master in Computing at the Paris-Saclay XI University, during which he dealed with web development projects about compilers, search engines, artificial intelligence creation for games.
Then, he joined af83's team in 2015 as a web developer, and works in particular on STIF project.
During his free time, Edouard plays cello, of which he has been playing for 17 years at academic of music, and also manages his own historical reconstruction association.
Back End Developer
Victor de Paillette
Vlatka joined our back-end team in June 2016 as a Ruby developer.
Holding a Computer Science degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, she first began working as a full-stack developer for Napster before joining the agency.
Vlatka has always been interested in France, its culture and its food. She is fond of cooking, that is why she designed her own blog “Cuisine Hacker”. A note to those interested: her specialty is a grilled peaches salad.
After her studies in Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal, Ayan Bihi decided to move towards the design field, and continued her studies at ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris, wanting to apply her previous training in a tangible way.
Her position in UX is a natural link between her two trainings, and she currently works as a UX Designer within our Design team.
Fascinated by all that contains a rich and unique narrative, she often uses the photography and drawings as a way to express and spread her universe.
After a Web Developer Bachelor at the "École Multimédia" and a Marketing & Communication Master at the "Institut Supérieur du Commerce", Thomas worked a few years as a Front and Back Freelance Developer for private individuals as well as key accounts.
During his free time Thomas, as any former DJ likes listening to music. He does a lot of sport, and is also a big fan of cinema, with more than 4000 hours watching movies.
After being trained in Expert Computing for Information systems, Victor worked as a developer at Arone, Canal TP and also Vizion’ R. Before joining af83, he acquired 4 years of experience at companies such as Box n Roll and President overseeing project management, sales management and development.
Victor arrived in December 2016 to strengthen af83’s project management team. He is in charge of projects focusing on mobility, his previous experiences as a programmer permit him to properly handle complex and detailed subjects to coordinate at best the engineering team.
When not working at af83, he places his energy in music, with an affinity for composing electronic music.
As Sales Coordinator, Marie follows the presales process and files in the pipe. She coordinates activities between the sales team and project managers, and assists in writing proposals while ensuring quality and deadlines are met.
In addition, she also works on communication activities, through our website, social networks and all the events af83 takes part in.
She joined the crew in 2010, while following a professionnal license sandwich course, with majors in Multimedia Product and Service Design and Implementation and has been aboard the af83 flight since. Before that, she worked as Marketing Assistant at Mettler-Toledo Analyse Industrielle.
In November 2016, Cyrielle joined the agency to provide backup for the tech team. She intervenes specifically in mobility projects and contributes to the development of apps using the programming language Ruby on Rails.
She holds a degree in cell and molecular biology. Cyrielle decided to make a career shift to work in a field that is of major interest for her, that is computer science and languages. Curious and into challenges, she likes experimenting new line codes.
Hyperactive, Cyrielle shares her free time between sports and her associative commitments.
Robert is Austrian and a graduate from Vienna technical university. An engineer in software engineering with a speciality in compiler design, he joined af83 in December 2016 as a senior developer. Working on projects which focus on mobility improving the design of the currently active MQ.
With more than 25 years of experience, Robert is equipped with a strong background in system,database, networks and programming which were acquired during his time working at Siemens. His various posts at Up&Net, Aeglé and Facilecomm have strengthened his technical skills and expertise in Ruby and its surrounding environment (Heroku, gems open source). Along with others, he worked on the problematics present with virtual machines.
During his free time, Robert enjoys listening to jazz music, bossa nova, classical music and as always programming (https://github.com/pragdave/earmark). He also enjoys breaking away for bike rides to the wine vineyards of Corbières.
After a Master in Management and Game Design and several experiences as project manager at HumanoGames and Yamgo, Hugo joined af83 and manages many projects, with strong UX and strategic focus, such as Medici, MetLife, and SEB Open Food System.
When he is not in our open space, Hugo likes playing piano or practicing aïkido.
Mobility Market Manager
Front End Developer
After a background as a telecom engineer at Alcatel, Etienne majored in e-business and VOD management (Glowria, AlloCine, CineGV) since 1998, during which he showed his responsabilities skills and his excitement about challenges.
He recently joined the team of af83 as a project manager and works especially on the MAP project, in which Etienne shows a strong invesment.
Moreover, he is fascinated by start-ups, innovation and new digital services conception.
With a long experience in communication agencies (digital and cross-media edition) Arnaud has always had ambitious vision on strategic stakes before all operational deployment.
He likes manipulating words and images, concepts and different atmospheres in order to insure a steady coherence between brand, services and contains platforms. Thanks to these qualities, Arnaud has become Key Account Manager at the Sales department at af83.
He likes handling brand and marketing communication issues, linked to this fascinating human sciences aspect.
His hobbies ? Arnaud shares a part of his time between epistemology, semiotics and information philosophy.
Jean-Paul started working at af83 in 2015 to strengthen the developers team.
With an artistic background, Jean-Paul went from a graphic and design journey to progressively specialize in integration and Front End development.
When he is not coding - and not playing foosball - Jean-Paul likes going to see an exhibition, drawing, walking,...
After a Master's degree in Cognitive Sciences and Human Computer Interaction at Lorraine University, a freelance experience, and UX Designer in a large group, Romain holds today the position of Creative Technologist at af83.
Thanks to his various skills such as interface design, project management as well as a technical background, he developed a transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary role within af83 team that he joined in 2016.
He also inherits a heavy associative path aroud Cognitive Sciences, Design and Third-Place (hackerspaces), bringing a community and DIY approach.
His field of interest are new mobilities, ubiquitous computing and new forms of technological-social interactions.
Arriving straight from Boston, Teddy joined the agency in December 2016. Coming to strengthen the team as senior developer working on the projects centered around mobility.
Teddy studied computing to the Tufts University de Boston. After the obtaining of his diploma, he worked in Web development front and back-end for several start-ups as Luvo, Textaurant and Philharmonia Baroque orchestra. In 2010, he co-created Parallel Cities, a social network created within the spaces of coworking to encourage communication and collaboration of skills.
Fascinated by the transmission of know-how and knowledge, he teaches Ruby on Rails online on the Firehose Project.
When not at af83, he enjoys attending music concerts and discovering new art expositions. An addict for pastries and baked goods, Teddy is always on the lookout for discovering the best Parisian bakeries.
After studying engineering in preparatory class, electronics during college, he handled radio for GSM at Texas Instruments, company creation and management at Tryphon, development of BSD's core network at One Access and Linux system administration at Orange, before adventure and curiosity led him to af83.
Thanks to his large experience and his knowledge in electronics and hosting, he successfully manages our infrastructure, our clients projects hosting, as well as the connected objects and IoT projects.
After various experiences and achieving many projects, particularly for Canal+ , Syntec-Numérique, Parti Socialiste, Terra Nova, and others, Xinhui joined af83 in 2015.
In the team, he works as a web developer, especially on the STIF project.
During his free time, Xinhui runs, he likes climbing, and is particularly interested in silver photography.
Florent comes in as a UX Designer to reinforce our UX team. He will work on our projects during the research, design and tests stages.
Freshly graduated from the Nantes Atlantique Design School, Florent has already explored many aspects of User Experience: from Service to Interaction Design, without forgetting Interfaces, even Game Design. He also worked as Webdesigner, and as a Freelance Art Director, which gives him a good global view on digital projects and the involved trades.
On his free time, he loves developing tangible interfaces using the capacities of Rapsberry Pi. He is also passionate about photography.
Junior Art Director
Caroline de Bonnaventure
Nicolas joined af83 in 2014 to strengthen the af83 UX Designers department. He will in particular work on the research, design and tests stages of the projects we craft.
During the Master in Design he followed in Paris at Strate College, he focused on how reality could be blended in interactive systems. Designing enhanced reading experiences, creating collaborative local service through connected devices, building an on-site apparatus to enrich multimedia content on theater…: he likes to create 360° immersive experiences!
Nicolas isn’t just passionate about digital he is also a great lover of horse-riding, a sport he practices at an advanced level.
He holds a technical certificate in Computer Management and a degree in Communications and E-Commerce. Holding 10 years of experience as a developer, he spent several years in Montreal working freelance for Web agencies such as Dakis and Bloom Digital.
When Nicolas has a moment of free time, he does not miss the opportunity to escape via music or travelling. With a special interest for North America, especially the East Coast.
After having obtained an Art Director diploma at the École Multimédia, and with several former experiences in agency as a graphic artist and junior webdesigner, Théo joined af83’s team in September 2015.
At the agency, he works within the Design department, permanently linked to the UX and Developers departments. His main missions are to deal with the screen models creation as well as motion design on projects for SEB, Vinci Energie or UP group.
When he is not in the open space, he likes listening to symphonic music, playing video games and badminton.
Caroline is, alongside Marion, responsible for coordinating and organizing the office operations and procedures in order to ensure everything runs smooth. In particular, she manages employee administration, payroll, training plans, as well as accounts payable.
Prior to joining af83, Caroline worked as research associate for a recruiting agency, and project manager then product manager at SFR.
She holds a degree in communication and marketing from EMLV (Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci).
In 2014, Pauline joins af83, to reinforce the administrative and communication teams. She is responsible for coordinating and organizing the office operations and procedures in order to ensure everything runs smooth. In particular, she manages employee administration, payroll, training plans, as well as accounts payable. Pauline also works with Marie on the internal and external (events, social networks, website…) communication.
After her International Business Master, she worked during two years in San Francisco for American branches of French companies. Marketing, management, administration, communication, event organization… she is super polyvalent!
Hyperactive, she likes playing tennis, dancing modern jazz, skiing… when she isn’t traveling all around the globe.