Caroline Bizien
Illustrator
Caroline Bizien
Illustrator
Based in
Quimper, France
Seniority
5 - 10 years experience
Age
29 years old
Nationality
France
Resume
About

I'm a freelance illustrator based in Quimper, West of France. Since I graduated in 2017 from ENSAD Paris in Print media, I’ve partnered with clients ranging from public institutions (TGV INOUÏ, Dole's Museum of Fine Arts, Ateliers Médicis, CROUS…), growing businesses (Le chocolat des Français…), and

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press medias (Flush, Cin’Épi, Errratum, Hiatus…). Synthesizing ideas and insights I focus on telling meaningful stories and transmitting accurately the visual emotion each project requires.

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"Au fil des régions"
TGV INOUÏ x Le chocolat des Français Apr. 2021 - Present
Quimper, France

Illustrated 4 chocolate packagings about France's regions following Le Chocolat des Français' brief for a collaboration with TGV INOUÏ.

The project is still being distributed in every TGV INOUÏ's bars.

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Galerie de L'illu
Galerie de L'illu Mar. 2021 - Present
Lille, France

Entered the Galerie de L'illu's shop and catalogue

Multiples #17
Les Moyens du Bord Oct. 29, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022
Morlaix, France

Took part in to the 17th edition of the print media fair organized by "Les Moyens du bord" non profit organisation in Britanny

Artist residency " Création en cours"
Les Ateliers Médicis Jan. 2022 - Jul. 2022
Chaussin, France

Led an editorial project with students from the CM1-CM2 class, screenprinting initiation, issued a book and promoted our work through a specific exhibition at Dole’s Museum of Fine Arts, Jura, France.

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Stop Motion workshop
Paul Bert Elementary School Mar. 2022 - Mar. 2022
Montreuil, France

Led a stop motion workshop at Paul Bert elementary school for a week.

Substrates
Substrates non profit organization Jul. 10, 2021 - Jul. 11, 2021
Lanester, France

Exhibited my prints, and artist's books amongst the festival selection

Volunteer in civic service
La fraternelle Oct. 1, 2019 - Jul. 31, 2020
Saint-Claude, France

Assisted the printshop's team and artists in residencies ( Jeremie Fischer, "Ne rougissez pas" collective, Félicité Landrivon...)
Led print and stop motion workshops.
Developped the print shop's social medias (Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook)

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Trans-La ligne
Hiatus 2020 - 2020
Quimper, France

Press illustration for Hiatus magazine's 7th issue.
Theme : Trans

"Mango and Stop motion"
Cin'Épi 2020 - 2020
Quimper, France

Art direction and illustration for Cin'Épi magazine's 9th issue.
A collaboration with " Éditions du Maïs Soufflé"

"Snow White got Covid"
Flush 2020 - 2020
Quimper, France

Art direction and illustration for Flush magazine's 11th issue.

"Building zone"
Errratum 2020 - 2020
Quimper, France

Illustration for Errratum's 23rd issue

Multiples #14
Les Moyens du Bord Nov. 9, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019
Morlaix, France

Took part in to the 14th edition of the print media fair organized by "Les Moyens du bord" non profit organisation in Britanny

L'art est aux nefs #7
L'art est aux nefs Sep. 7, 2019 - Sep. 8, 2019
Nantes, France

Participated to the festival and led a lino print workshop in the spectacular set of "La nef des machines de l'île" in Nantes, France.

Marché de créateurs
Les Grands Voisins Apr. 2019 - Jul. 2019
Paris, France

Showcased my work during The Grand Voisins' markets #30, #31, #32 #33.

Papier Carbone
Nicolas Belayew and Corinne Clarysse Mar. 15, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019
Charleroi, Belgium

Showcased my work during the Papier Carbone print fair
Led a lino print workshop

Illustrator
Crous Strasbourg 2019 - 2019
PARIS, France

Art direction and illustration for the International depatement of the CROUS Strasbourg, the visual was then printed on totebags and bookmarks and distributed to the students on their first day of university.

Multiples #13
Les moyens du Bord Oct. 10, 2018 - Oct. 11, 2018
Morlaix, France

Took part in to the 13th edition of the print media fair organized by "Les Moyens du bord" non profit organisation in Britanny

Intern Graphic designer
Astrapi, Bayard Jeunesse May. 15, 2018 - Jul. 28, 2018
Montrouge, France

Assisted the magazine's graphic design team.
Images editing, layout, illustrations.

MA
Ensad (Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de paris ) Sep. 1, 2012 - Jun. 1, 2017
Paris, France

Master degree, majored in Print Media. Diploma project : "Un tour à l’œil" Series of children books about funfairs.

Thesis defence "J'étais enfant, j'étais petit, j'étais cruel" awarded with special honors, June 2016.

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Intern
Michael Woolworth Publications Jun. 1, 2016 - Oct. 1, 2016
Paris, France

Assisted the workshop's team printing lithographs made by contemporary artists such as Carole Benzaken, Brecht Evens or Jim Dine

Exchange program
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) Aug. 1, 2015 - May. 1, 2016
Chicago, United States

Exchange program of six months, extended to a year between ENSAD and SAIC. Acquired skills such as book binding and offset printing. During the spring semester 2016, I got accepted in the Advanced Print Class and in the "Comics, emotional directness and self-doubt" class teached by the comics writter

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Chris Ware.

Entered The Joan Flasch Book Collection’s catalogue.

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Metamorphosis
Grace Bromley and Caroline Bizien Apr. 2, 2016 - Apr. 2, 2016
Chicago, United States

Group exhibition of 15 students from SAIC Chicago.
Experimented the co-curation of the show along with Grace Bromley (painter)

Intern
Lézard Graphique Jun. 1, 2015 - Jul. 1, 2015
strasbourg, France

Supported the workshop's team issuing screenprints by artists and graphic designers such as Henning Wagenbreth, Studio Helmo, Simon Roussin or Vincent Perrottet.

2nd Prize
Franco-japanese Sasakawa's foundation prize
2015
PARIS, France

Laureate of the illustration open call, organised by the Franco-japanese foundation Sasakawa for it's annual business review

Livresse culturelle
Rose Kaouache May. 5, 2014 - May. 6, 2014
Paris, France

Group exhibition set at the Sonar(t)

Preparatory classes
Atelier de Sèvres Sep. 1, 2011 - Jun. 1, 2012
Paris, France
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Cambridge First Certificate
Le Likès High School 2011 - 2011
Quimper, France

Grade B

Skills

screenprinting

Etching

Book binding

Offset printing

Illustration

Page layout

Graphic design

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Procreate

Languages

French

Native language

English

Bilingual

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Collaboration
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate

@biziencaroline

Interview given to ballpit mag about my practise, story and aesthetic.

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