Clément Palouzier is an art director (motion/Web) at Dagobert, an independent nine-year-old digital agency. He has been working on projects for such clients as Samsung, Fnac brand TV, C3 Picasso Web design, Sanef brand TV, and Citroen Ecology interactive screens.
- Describe your personal work space.
- How do you get to work?
- What is an average day like?
- What is essential for you being able to work happily?
- How flexible are your working conditions?
- What do you think your employer looks for in its staff?
- What suggestions do you have for your company?
- Do you have any frustrations you would like to share with us?
- What do you like best about your job?
- How open is your company to new ideas and suggestions?
- How much responsibility have you been given?
- How green are you and your company?
We relocated to rue des mathurins in Paris about a year ago. We now have much more room than before, and the work space is really well designed and stylish.
I used to take the Métro, but I bought a bike last week and I cycle to work now. As a result, I get to work much more quickly (My bosses are happy!) and I get my dose of exercise per day (My body is happy!)
I wake up at 8:30, I drink my lifesaving coffee and take a hot shower, I cycle on my new bike and head off to work to arrive by 9:30.
Each day is different: I may have a meeting to demonstrate a campaign video for a client; make a storyboard; create drafts for a site; go see a client to present projects by Dagobert; etc…all this depending on what is planned for the day!
When we are overloaded with work, we tend to have a drink together in order to relax. We usually finish work around 7:30 p.m.
I need sunshine! A great atmosphere in my team is also essential to me.
Furthermore, I like working on complex projects that require several skills (3D, Flash, green screen shootings, tracking, etc.). These skills are mixed together in order to create an original and bluffing project.
I have to say that the working conditions are quite flexible: I can even come and work on weekends!
Seriously though, as long as we accomplish the assigned project within the given time, we manage our time the way we want.
Dagobert is always on the lookout for new talent. Our agency is growing fast; our team is built on various sensibilities and backgrounds; people coming from prestigious companies and/or with ambitious projects….
I think that the Australian market is exploding. It would be interesting to settle in Sydney, especially at Bondi Beach!
Considering the working conditions and the job itself, I find it completely unnecessary to complain. We are privileged and we shouldn’t forget this.
Everyday at Dagobert is different! I love the team I work with daily, and I appreciate the exchange of ideas.
We try more and more to integrate into our work new technologies, such as touch screens, Augmented Reality, 3D/Flash, etc.. Gathering all these new approaches allows Dagobert to be at the edge of a 360° digital approach.
When I work with a client and manage the budget, we decide, with my creative director, the creative routes to be developed.
Each artistic director has his own budget, and we are free to request all the skills we need for our projects.
As far as I am concerned, I try as much as possible to cycle to work.
At Dagobert, we have recycling bins.