Boulanger, JohnJohn's Creative Director,
named "top stylist" in Computer
Following her participation in "Les
Femmes Digitales", the female artists
exhibition recently held in London's
East End, Christine Boulanger
has been interviewed by Computer Arts
about women in design.
don't need to be feminist to notice
there are still not enough women in
digital art," Christine commented.
"Sometimes though, the fact there
are not many women can make it easier
for you: you bring something different
to the team."
word 'conceptual' brings me out in a
rash," says Christine Boulanger
Creative Director of JohnJohn, Christine
has ten years of experience in design.
Producing illustration, animation and
for Web, TV and print, JohnJohn's clients
and France Telecom.
working on a computer in 1995, and got
into animation with Flash two years
later," she says.
Christine uses the F-word, Illustrator
and Photoshop to create her work and
believes in fluidity of style. "Like
an actor, an illustrator has to be able
to adapt their style, depending on the
subject. I like to explore different
techniques, but the common trait in
all my work is realism: the word 'conceptual'
brings me out in a rash."
believes women are better organised
than men - "a big asset in the
world of digital art" - but admits
men are still more
likely to want to deal with complex
machines. However, as computers become
more intuitive, more women will want
to use them. "At the end of the
day, it's about your skills and personality:
you must be good at what you do, believe
in yourself an know how to work with
other people," she says.
interviewed in Computer Arts magazine,
issue February 2003
Boulanger designed these bold and
attractive Christmas 2002 images
for BBCi's online advent calendar.