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Profile _

_ MBA Candidate and Digital Communication professional with over nine years of experience, combining an engineering background with artistic skills to create communication campaigns for high-end premium products including Citroën, DS and BMW. Expertise in building effective synergies in digital media. Known across the industry for developing film productions and teams and reducing media production costs by up to 210%. Fluent in English, French and Spanish.

_ Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Training:

_ Project Management • Communication Strategy • Branding • Marketing • Film Production • Visual Effects

Personal Details _

Charles-Antoine d'Autichamp

Age : 33, French nationality

Location : Paris, France

Website :

To contact me : Contact

Professional Experience _

2006 - 2013
PSA Peugeot Citroën / Citroën Design Center
Computer Graphics (CG) Supervisor

_ Managed communication projects and created CG images and movies for Brand Communication. Among other works, created concept-car press kits and movies of Numéro 9, Tubik, DS5 White Pearl, Lacoste, Survolt, DS High Rider, Revolte, DS Inside, Hypnos, GTbyCitroën, C-Cactus.

_ Technically directed the team and achieved a constant technology watch in order to ensure our team to remain the most competitive in case of external calls for tender, which occur when our team has to compete for a project with independant production agencies.

_ Ensured a global economy on projects budgets thanks to technical and strategy choices.

_ Managed up to 5 CG artist team.

2005 - 2006
PSA Peugeot Citroën / Prospective Design and International Cooperation
Design Project Manager

_ Managed automotive design projects in cooperation with foreign automotive brands such as Fiat, Lancia, Mitsubishi and BMW. From designers sketches and technical references, managed the creation of exterior and interior real scale models for prospective projects.

_ Managed design - engineering convergence for automotive projects. Both engineering and design departments have their own constraints; the purpose of such task is to make those constraints converge towards the best aesthetical, technical and economical solution.

_ Implemented visualization tools and presentation concepts to improve the design process.

2004 - 2005
Technicon Design
CAD Designer

_ Consultant at Technicon Design, international design and prototyping company.

_ Managed design projects for various international automotive brands such as Mitsubishi and Toyota. Created 3D models based on artists sketches and technical references.

_ Integrated CG production tools in design studios. Computer Graphics were hardly used in the production process despite their strong added value; I therefore implemented a suitable workflow in order to increase the potential internal communication of design projects.

PSA Peugeot Citroën / Design Synthesis and Digital Development
Graduation Internship

_ Parametric CAD software assessment for potential integration in the Design department workflow. The purpose of the internship was to determine the needs of a design studio and implement the most suited workflow accordingly.

Education _

2013 - 2014

_ Hult International Business School, Boston, MA

_ MBA Candidate. Expected grduation: August 2014. Rotation on the San Francisco and New York campuses.

2001 - 2004

_ ENSTA (École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées, formerly ENSIETA), Brest, France.

_ Master's degree in Global Engineering, specialization in Vehicule Architecture and Design

1999 - 2001

_ Janson de Sailly, Paris.

_ One of the leading Preparative Classes for Engineering Schools


_ Franklin - Saint Louis de Gonzague, Paris.

_ One of the best schools in France. Scientific Baccalaureat (French equivalent of A-Levels/High school diploma) with distinction

Languages _

French : mother tongue
English : fluent (scored 620/677 at TOEFL in 2004, 880/990 at TOEIC in 2011 and 105/120 at TOEFL in 2012)
Spanish : fluent
Japanese, Italian : notions

Computing Skills _

Business Software
Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Engineering & CAD
Dassault Systèmes ICEM Surf 4 & Catia V5   
Autodesk AutoStudio 2012  
2D Graphics
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CS5  
Adobe Lightroom 4.3  
Autodesk 3dsMax & Maya 2012  
Renderers :  VRay 2 & MentalRay 3.9   
Compositing & VFX
The Foundry's Nuke 6.3v5  
Adobe AfterEffects CS5  
Programming Languages
Object languages : C, Java, Visual Basic, MEL, Python
Internet & network languages : HTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, PHP, SQL, JavaScript
Macromedia Dreamweaver CS5  

Miscellaneous _

Personal Achievements

_ Internet websites creation (personal online portfolio)

_ Articles publication for image production oriented magazines (3D Mag, Lignes Auto)

_ Art direction & creation of the visual identity of non-profit insitutions (graphics standards, logos, derived products, promoting movies)


_ Martial Arts : Shotokan karate (3rd dan, kata & fighting competition) and Kyokushinkai karate

_ Moutain sports : skiing & snowboarding

_ Water sports : surfing & windsurfing

_ Extreme : skydiving & parachutism (currently preparing parachutism certificate)

Cultural Activities

_ Sketching, French Billiard, Music (classical & electric guitar), Astronomy

_ Active member & 2007 Scholar of the Society of the Cincinnati, the oldest American organization which mission is to promote knowledge of American independance and develop French-American relationships.


_ Western Europe, Central Europe, North America, Africa

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