Jb Grasset

Jb Grasset, co-founder and creative director of Ultranoir

A self-taught web designer. I have worked in the internet industry for 15 years. I started out, aged 13, using pixel art on my Amiga, and that demoscene spirit will always be in my mind. Passion & instinct.

10 questions for Jb Grasset:

  • What did you do before becoming a designer/developer?

    It was my first job!

  • Where do you turn for inspiration?

    It's a mix between old imagery from the French History and contemporary creations. And of course, nature.

  • Which are your favorite studios, designers or agencies?

    Robert Lindström from North Kingdom, McBess, Ian Coyle, Area 17, Si Scott...

  • Who do you side with: Team Mac or Team PC?

    Mac

  • Is your city a good place for designers?

    In one of the oldest area of Paris: Bastille where the french revolution started!

    Of course, a city like Paris is a great inspiration but there's not so much specific events or structure for webdesigners (online there's a lot!) expect the great work of an association called Designers Interactifs.

    We had a little conference in Brussels and we were amazed that a good part of web agencies had strong relationships and met almost every week to exchange ideas, collaborate or just have fun.

  • Which technologies are you excited about?

    WEBGL. 3D on Internet has never been really exploited and I hope this will become a standard to develop clients' projects.

  • Tell us your funniest anecdote related to your work

    3 years ago, we were contacted by an american company to confirm that we have an agency in New York. They had some doubts... We discovered that a guy made an exact copy of our website with of course a different contact form leading to him. He was starting to develop his own business under our name and portfolio.

    This is not funny at all but I think unique!

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