Managing Partner and Creative Director, centdegrés
Former student of the renowned design school, l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris
After his studies, he lives in Hong Kong, where he meets David Nitlich. There they found their first design studio and develop a passion for Asian culture.
They create centdegrés in 1988 in Paris.
For the last 27 years, Elie has headed up the creative side of this independent design agency devoted to outstanding international brands, in Europe, in the US, in Brasil, the Emirates, North Africa and of course in China and Hong Kong.
“ think far, do well”. Search for meaning and give it shape. Push talents to work together, merge different intelligences to create value in a broad sense.
He is constantly in quest of the essential, the element that really connects with people. Integrity and originality are his guiding forces in the creative process.