KAIRN is composed of a dedicated and flexible design team. His core include 2 designers with complementary skills and profiles. KAIRN is the center of a strong network of skilled experts to support on specific projects and extend our action.
PIERRE VIOULES - industrial designer / founder
Grenoble born and raised, he has been having a great interest into mountainsports since young age. While studying for a Master Degree in Industrial Design Management at the International school of Design in Valenciennes, France, he had the opportunity to work for several companies such as Commençal bicycles or Pininfarina Extra. After graduation, he kept on working in this well-known design studio as a contractor, before coming back to his beloved mountains and work as a freelancer. Along his experience, he developped a strong interest in problem-solving, user-centered thinking and shape sensibility.
PIERRE FRANCOZ - industrial designer / founder
He grew up in Lyon area and achieved a Master Degree in Industrial Design Management at the International School of Design, in Valenciennes, France. He gained experiences through several internships in various cultures and environments : Switzerland, Austria, and USA, where he interned at Specialized Bicycle. After working 2 years as contractor in the design studio Cero, in Barcelona, he came back in France to practice as a freelancer. This wide spectrum of structures, from agencies to global leading companies, helped him to forge his own design process and entrepreneurship vision. Last year, he started to hold digital sketching classes in Leonard de Vinci college. He develops a strong passion for Cycling, Mountain Biking and Freeskiing.
PIERRE BOCQUET - Industrial design & ski expert
Pierre has recently joined the permanent team of KAIRN, after beeing graduated at the International School of Design. It's a long story with us since he has been part of the team in summer 2017, and brought a successful support on technical products development. After a work experience in an Austrian global leading brand in the wintersport industry, he came back early 2018 to his roots. His skillset and versatility are definetely a great advantage for the KAIRN.
There is no success alone. KAIRN is also a team of passionnate and skilled people, ready to support us.
SEB GENEZ - Industrial design & ski expert
Sebastien is currently working for the sportgoods company Quechua in Sallanches, at the feet of the Mont Blanc, after 4 years working for Groupe Rossignol, global leader on ski market. As a talented designer, long-time friend and ski-touring partner, his view on products matters, particularly for sport and technical products. He's a 3D-modeling and CGI specialist, and a pro-active personality.
PIERRE GRAMBERT - Ui/UX CONSULTANT
Having such a talented UI/UX designer who's also an experienced mountaineer on hand is a blessing, Pierre is always full of good advices and route ideas. He studied graphic design before graduating in user interaction master course, which gave him complementary skills, trends knowledge and a sharp vision for web and app projects. He's currently working in La Haute Société, for clients such as Adidas, SFR or Petzl.
FRANCOIS BAPTISTA - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANT
Beside being one of the nicest and most creative designers we have met, François is one of those "sketch killer". After beeing graduated of a Master Degree at the International School of Design in Valenciennes, he has been working for 2 years as a contractor on many successful projects in Pininfarina Extra. He got the opportunity to support design teams in various fields such as transportation or jewelry projects. His sense of dynamic & expressive shapes, and accurate graphics are a strong advantage for the KAIRN.
HELENE RENOUARD - INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANT
Besides being a fun and cheerful friend, Helene can add the soft and sensible touch that make products great. She is a graduate of the international school of design of Valenciennes, France, and was previously working in IHM design lab amongst Renault cars, and Pinifarina Extra. She can handle a project from A to Z and has a nice teamworking vision, but moreover she can change the way users perceive a product through its details, and this is why she's precious amongst us.
RUDY BOTIN - DIGITAL MODELLER CONSULTANT
Rudy is both a complete athlete, and a talentful digital designer. He managed to combine his passion for endurance sports, like triathlon and trail running, with his work within famous sport brands such as Scott or Cannondale. His skills include both rapid and precise CAD modeling, photorealist renderings, animation and video editing. He already took part in the development of several sport products, and is willing to keep on going this way, and that's why we're more than pleased to count him amongst us.
ROMAIN PERNEL - STRATEGY ADVISOR
Romain has a strong business and human resources background. He graduated at SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis where he specialised in the MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems, and got the opportunity to be one of the pioneers in the creation of the student exchange program of his school with NC State University, North Carolina, USA in 2011. He then practiced his talented skills in management in ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting company, in Grenoble, where he quickly got the position of manager. In parallel, he got graduated from the finest military school St Cyr. He's now reserve officer in the french army, in the famous "7e Bataillon des Chasseurs Alpins" beside his consulting role.
Romain is a precious business and strategist advisor for KAIRN.
JULIEN ROYER - GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Julien has more than 10 years of experience in the sports industry as graphic and fashion designer, where he has developped specific skills. He’s snowboarder and karatéka. He’s a great support for KAIRN in both creative and technical development phases, for soft goods and cosmetic projects.