Etienne Maujean

Hello, my name is Etienne.

I designed my first website at the age of 15 and have been passionate about digital design ever since. For the previous 6 years, I have provided consultancy, led design teams and managed projects on convergent media and devices including desktop, mobile phone, tablet and interactive TV.

Based in Paris for most of that time, I have taken part in many national and international projects both in France and overseas. These projects have given me the opportunity to learn, innovate and design responsive websites, apps and intranets for a range of industries such as banking, insurance, finance, retail, classifieds, government and news media.

Online strategy consulting

As a conceptual, strategic thinker I work closely with all stakeholders to define a complete picture, a mental model for the project - like a simple sitemap or a complex flowchart. I provide creative leadership with emphasis on establishing a clear, consistent vision without losing sight of the detail all along a project. I am also sensitive to the balance between key business objectives and user requirements.

  • Data analysis, web analytics, defining KPIs
  • Ability to generate new ideas, to transform them into services and develop business around them
  • Ability to conceptualise and implement design principles from the feature list to final layout

Information architecture (iA)

To begin with, I work on the big picture, sorting and classifying the content, which dictates how I design the sitemap and navigation systems. Once the structure has been tested, I design the layout of each screen, from low-fidelity sketches to high-definition annotated wireframes. At every stage, I'm focussed on the information hierarchy, usability, readability, and conversion rate.

  • Card-sorting, personas, user journeys
  • Lean/agile design, sketching workshops
  • Pixel perfect wireframes
  • Conducting thorough usability reviews

Interaction design (IxD)

Great websites are not built by cobbling together a series of isolated screens. Great websites are created by defining how the user will interact with the whole service and considering the flow between each of the screens, features and content. To achieve synergy between all these facets, I create full interactive prototypes and write functional specifications to define those interactions.

  • Experienced with wireframing and prototyping software (Omnigraffle, MS Visio, Balsamiq Mockup, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Expert in Axure RP Pro
  • UI functional specification
  • Strong ability to design and prototype on the go

Project management

I have a proven record of managing multiple projects simultaneously whilst keeping to tight deadlines. I am experienced dealing with multi-project planning, high-profile clients, complex budgets and multi-disciplinary teams in both local and international contexts.

  • Oral and written presentations, including client-facing meetings and pitching new business
  • Experience working with WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines
  • Experience working with different methodologies including agile project environment (SCRUM)
  • Team coordination (team and individual management - experience with teams of 5 to 10 people)

Teaching and lecturing

I love the saying that if you bring a person some water he won’t be thirsty for a day. However, if you teach the same person how to find water he won’t be thirsty for the rest of his life. My goal is to share knowledge and techniques with my clients and co-workers in order to empower each other to keep improving the experiences we design, one day at a time.

  • I have also been privileged to lecture in UX design courses to 3rd and 4th year students at HETIC school for three years, in Paris.
  • I have also taught mobile design courses to students at Nomades.Ateliers in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • In 2011, I was invited to give a lecture about agile UX design techniques at the 2011 UX Masterclass in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Resume (CV)

I am a Digital design consultant with over 6 years experience in the user experience design field.

I have an Associate's degree, a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Internet Sciences and relative fields from different French schools and universities.

Since graduating, I have worked for more than 10 of the best agencies in France, either as a full-time consultant or as a freelance contractor.

I have also consulted for start-ups as well ad global companies.

Although this experience is quite broad, please note that I don't do any visual/graphic design or coding.

Featured clients

Some of the clients and brands I've worked for.

Get in touch

I am currently available for work as a freelance contractor. I’m living in Canberra, Australia but I'm well versed in working remotely if you aren’t from around here.

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