Adeline Cousin is a graphic designer and art director based in Paris.
She specializes in editorial design and brand identity as well as drawing
and illustration across art, culture and fashion.
Adeline is driven by a desire to create clear, crafted and relevant solutions for clients realised through a process of investigation and analysis.
She has adapted her skills to fit different project scales and scopes
from small independent briefs to global brand projects. She has a passion for editorial design and strives to challenge the boundaries of how brands can manifest, act and develop.
Depending on the specific needs of each project, she is able to call upon
the resources of artists, editors, photographers, programmers
and designers from a network of talented professionals.
After studying Fine Arts in France and Textile Design at Saint Martins School in London she works in Paris for trends agencies and artists before joining Maison Martin Margiela. Here, first seamstress for the artisanal line, she then becomes PR and develops her taste for the organization of Fashion Shows and exhibitions. Later, as a coordinator within the contemporary art studio of artists Lucy and Jorge Orta she creates their communication tools and turns to graphic design.
In 2004 she joins the french TV channel CANAL+ as an artistic director for
10 years, all the while keeping up her work as a freelance graphic designer . This work allows her to have full knowledge of the graphic chain and printing techniques.
Seeking to further develop her skills, she joins in 2014 the Gobelins School in Paris where she learns web design.
In 2015 she creates the t-shirts and sweatshirts brand BELLEVILLE IS THE NEW BLACK, a nod to the transformation of the neighborhood where she lives. The brand is sold in Le Bon Marché during the exhibition Paris! in 2016.
Among her clients are Hermès, leboncoin, Atos, Paul Bert Serpette as well as fashion brands like Parlementia and startups as Media Musketeers.