Mr. Pinoux is not a name for a wine bottle (cf Pinot), but it could be as delicious if you would take the time to discover him. As it is a french nick name, it should be prononced Mr. [Pee-noo-x].
Design for a living? Why?
When I was a kid, I played with my dad’s cameras; I though it was amazing to be able to freeze time with a picture. Like magic. Now, I've got the toys to control time & picture and I get to play with it everyday. How lucky am I?
Your style seems to have a variety of influences. Where does it come from?
I first started Design as a graffiti artist. It was about creating something unique & spontaneous in a collective way, with that "hip-hop" culture & philosophy. That's how I like to work to this day, everything influences what I do. My journeys, clients, friends, other artists… even tacos.
Do you have any academic training in Design?
I still think that Graffiti was my first (street) school but yes, I did 1 year intensive programs at each of the prestigious design schools in Paris : ESAG, ATEP and EPSAA. Nowadays, I use video training online because that's the future!
Your resume is pretty generous, a lot of different things, a real pleasure for the eye. Is there anything that you can not do?
As Picasso said, "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it". Everyday I'm excited that I can always learn something new. That drives me! But to tell you the truth, I didn't put my DJ in the Alps & NYC, Sound Engineer & Beat maker in Paris, Web-designer careers in here. I felt it could have been excessive - I just love it all too much and definitely feel like not having enough time in a day.
Any final thoughts, words of wisdom, magic tips you'd like to share with us?
Yes, first of all, thank you for taking the time to read this, I know your time is valuable. As for tips and tricks, you should always brush your teeth, say yes to drugs and don't be so serious about life: nobody gets out alive anyway. But in the meantime, let's go eat some tacos!