Who am I?
Hi, my name's Ewen Gur. I’m a visual artist with an illustrative and graphic design background who turned to product design. I have a +10 years experience as a freelancer and have worked with various companies, like Apple, Volkswagen, Fila, Deichmann, Mio Mio or Galeries Lafayette Berlin. I was able to build a various skill set along the way and helped companies to develop their brand, digital strategy, marketing communication, value innovation and user experience.
Background & Profile:
I like to qualify myself as a "French visual artist with German roots". I grew up in the surroundings of Tours, a region well-known for its castles and its “art de vivre”. I started drawing at a very early age, mostly inspired by video games and French comics. As far as I can remember, I was always attracted by storytelling. After graduating in art, I spent some more years studying and trying different mediums of expression, from commercial design to jazz music, searching for new fields to explore. I was early attracted to new technologies, I started to explore graphic design and different ways to create concepts digitally, before getting into user experience design. Besides my passion for UX and UI, I am a gallery artist since 2007 and exhibit my artwork worldwide.
I've had the privilege to work with many amazing people along my journey and professional career. Here are a few endorsements from fellow colleagues, tutors and clients.
Thanks to them!
- Shereen Surani López (Senior Experience Designer and Tutor at CareerFoundry):
" I have been a tutor to Ewen for the past 6 months. My background as a UX Designer for Cornelsen Verlag GmbH and my work as a product creator has really allowed me to notice when designers have that special spark. Ewen is incredibly talented. Although his work speaks for itself, I am happy to tell you exactly why you must hire him. Ewen has been completing a strict, challenging, and extremely rigorous user experience design course at CareerFoundry. He has proven himself to be an extraordinarily capable designer and has designed an entire product alone in such a short time period. Within this time period he has:
- Learned about the fundamentals of design thinking
- Completed initial research prior to beginning the creative process
- Created a foundation on which to design his product
- Tested his product with actual users every step of the way
- Created design deliverables worthy of praise
- Created UI and copy that is amazingly fitting to his entire concept and his potential user base
Ewen is knowledgeable, a talented communicator, and he has a strong eye for visual design. His background in art of 10 years is definitely visible in his process. He is not a beginner in the field and has a deep understanding of design already. Despite his vast experience, he was always eager and open to learn when there was a topic which was new to him. He loves challenges and is endlessly curious about how things work. I know that his passion will lead him to continuously create amazing, breathtaking products and I am very excited to see where he chooses to go next. I would recommend him absolutely without any doubt and I am readily available for any possible questions. "
- Brent Allison (Arts and Crafts Professional):
" Ewen is great. Clever, Amicable, trustworthy. Someone who always gets the job done and has fun while doing it ".
- Delphine Maillard (Professional Bassplayer and Songwriter):
" Ewen created my website and did all the visual art for my first CD. He brought fresh and colourful ideas and helped me sketching out my thoughts. I'm sure we'll keep working on together! "
More on my LinkedIn Profile.