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A series of interviews with creative people we've come across on the web. Some are friends, some are strangers, but all are interesting.

Arnaud Mercier, Designer

Arnaud Mercier, Designer

Play is a series of interviews with creative people we've come across on the web. Some are friends, some are strangers, but all are interesting.

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Arnaud Mercier is a veritable web superstar. He has received many awards for his work and his personal website elixirstudio.com including the Communication Art Award of Excellence, Cannes Cyber Lions Finalist, a Gold Clio,and the Biennial Young Creators of Europe Award

So you might assume that being super talented and internationally recognized combined with being French would make him a bit of a Prima Donna, right? Au contraire mes amis! Arnaud is unassuming, soft spoken, polite, friendly and what seemed to be very very tired:)

Originally from France, Arnaud is the youngest of four children (he's 29). He owned and operated his own design studio (elixir studio) in Marseille for a number of years until moving to Vancouver, Canada where he now works for Blast Radius (one of the reasons he's so tired).

He is NOT a vegetarian, drinks cappuccino, smokes, listens to French house music and likes the movie "Amelie".

He wears cool brown Adidas shoes, carries a small Russian Lomo camera and has had to learn to use a computer keyboard all over again (for those who don't know, a North American keyboard has a different key layout than one found in France).

His English is good but too much of it tires him out. He misses the culture found in Marseille, but likes the sunny days in Vancouver... and girls if you're wondering, he's already taken.

So with that said, here's what Arnaud created and produced especially for our profile. Merci Arnaud!!

UPDATE: Arnaud's personal website ElixirStudio.com is no longer online. He and his wife moved back to France and started Area 17 an Interactive Agency with business partner George Eid.

Interview By: Paul Lopes

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