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Copyright © 2018 Elsa Bardout

I’m an industrial product and service designer focused on social innovation and sustainability. I aspire to solve systemic issues by offering creative, sustainable and practical solutions. I've developed both manual and computer skills through personal, professional and scholar experiences. And I love working in  multidisciplinary teams in order to share ideas and knowledge.

2015 : Winner of the Verallia Creation Contest, best project for the « glass jars» category

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  • Master Degree (Distinction) in Industrial Design

  • BTS Degree in Product Design

  • High School Degree in Design and Applied Arts (Baccalauréat STD2A)

  • Driving License



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  • 2013-2015 : Technical degree (BTS) in Product Design at Ecole Boulle in Paris, France

  • 2010-2013 : Fine Arts in year 10, Applied Arts in year 11 & 12 in Toulouse, France

  • 1998-2004 : American public schools (Preschool to 3rd grade) in Plano, Texas, USA


Researcher and Project Coordinator, Design Against Crime, London, UK (part-time)

• Interviewed homeless charities and summarized their knowledge in a report
• Mentored students in MA service design on homelessness project
• Interviewed ex-inmates and illustrated research on prison cell furniture

Freelance Service & Product Designer, IDEO design consultancy, London, UK

• Brainstormed circular economy solutions with a multidisciplinary team during design sprint

• Interviewed experts and users that inspired project development

• Built a prototype to film user journey and present project

Individual Project Designer, Esprit Porcelaine association, Limoges, France

• Designed  a porcelain tableware set to be exposed and sold in exhibitions

• Made 3D models and renderings to advertise product and 3D print models

• Manufactured plaster molds that were used in a porcelain factory in Limoges

Co-designer, LATRA humanitarian innovation, London, UK
• Designed service and products for refugees during Peace Hackathon
• Produced blueprints and instructions for refugees to build products
• Built prototypes to showcase design

Service Design Facilitator, British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK
• Co-designed winning service during geological innovation camp
• Taught service design methodologies to multi-disciplinary team
• Illustrated presentation for project proposal in front of jury

Product and Graphic Designer, Anne Krieg ceramist, Toulouse, France (volunteer)
• Produced business cards, flyers, and website to advertise ceramics collection
• Established brief which lead to design of modular showroom furniture
• Built furniture which was used in ceramics markets

Junior Designer, Vegetal Atmosphere design agency, Montreuil, France (intern)
• Integrated 3D renderings into pictures to visualize ideas for clients
• Positioned projects in space using Illustrator
• Organized content using Indesign to present projects to clients








































  • 2013-2014 : Modeling course at the Ecole Boulle, Paris

  • 2010 : Face modeling internship, with Anne-Laure Perez, Toulouse

  • 2010 : Modeling course “facial expressions”, with Philippe Vincent, Toulouse

  • 2009 : Modeling, glazing and firing course, with Yves Carayon, ceramist, Toulouse

  • 2008-2010 : Pottery weekly workshop, MJC Ponts des Demoiselles, Toulouse


  • 2018 : Manufacturing of multi-part plaster molds with Christian Couty, Limoges

  • 2012-2016 : Manufacturing of multi-part plaster molds with Jean-Michel Blanc, Les Cabanes


  • 2010-2011 : Sewing lessons, with Corinne Le Flem, studio “Couleurs Salées”, Colomiers


  • 2010-2011 : Academic drawing lessons with live models, J-P. Escaffre, Toulouse


  • 2011 : Oil painting internship at “l’Imagerie”, with J-P. Escaffre, painter, Toulouse

  • 2004-2006 : Fine arts weekly course, Ecole Municipale des arts, Cugnaux


  • 2009 : Manufacturing of cardboard furniture, at studio “Effets Pourpres”, Toulouse


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