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Sebastien Pierre
514-664-4654
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Audrée Lapierre
514-664-4654

Profile

Since 2008, FFunction's award-winning team of designers, developers and data journalists have been turning raw data into compelling visual representations that start important conversations and guide discovery on issues including sustainability, healthcare, equity in education, corporate social responsibility, the advancement of women, open data and transparency. At our core you will always find stringent data methodologies, streamlined architecture, and clean, thoughtful designs that are data-driven in every respect.

We have helped clients including UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Geographic, the Canadian Cancer Society, and Coalition for a Safer 63 & 881 utilize their most valuable property – their information – and communicate it effectively to drive change on a worldwide scale. FFunction is a proud B Corporation.

Audrée Lapierre

Creative Director

Since being selected as an emerging talent by HOW Magazine in 2011, Audrée has embraced design challenges in both print and interactive media. Organized to a tee, she has a knack for keeping the team on track, meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations in terms of quality. Her favorite feat is turning convoluted data sets into clear, informative and appealing illustrations. Audrée is also a typography nerd and likes traveling for work and fun.

Sébastien Pierre

Founder & CEO

After starting out as a software engineer, Sébastien went on to study design at the University of Strasbourg in France. It was there that he began dabbling with applying his software-development skills to representing information. He founded FFunction in 2008, shortly after moving from France to Montréal. In his spare time, Seb speaks at national and international conferences, has a burgeoning digital art practice, and is active in the open data community, promoting the use of data-viz to achieve better government transparency and prevent corruption in Montreal and beyond.

Awards

  • Numix 2018 (un)trafficked Interactive Production: Documentaries
  • So(cial) Good Award 2018 (un)trafficked Non-Profit, Client Initiated Project
  • So(cial) Good Design Awards 2015 It's My Life Non-Profit, Client Initiated Projects
  • IABC Gold Quill 2015 Fatalities of 63 & 881 Digital Communication Channels Excellence
  • Numix 2015 It's My Life FINALIST
  • ACE 2015 Fatalities of 63 & 881 Creative Use of Technology Winner
  • International Design Awards (IDA) 2015 It's My Life Silver, interactive media
  • INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS (IDA) 2015 Fatalities of 63 & 881 Bronze, Interactive Media
  • Redgees 2015 Fatalities of 63 & 881 Honorable mention - QUEBEC
  • Redgees 2015 It's My Life Best in Region - Québec
  • Grafika 2015 HP Earth Insights 100 Best Projects
  • Kantar Information is Beautiful 2014 Women in Science Top Studio Award
  • AIGA Justified 2014 HP Earth Insights Winner
  • Awwwards What Matters Honorable Mention
  • NUMIX 2014 Digital Sadu Winner - Cultural production, museum exhibition
  • NUMIX 2013 The Virtual Missions Winner, museum exhibition
  • Boomerang 2012 The Virtual Missions Grand Prix, interactive installation
  • Google Dataviz Challenge 2011 Visualize Your Taxes Finalist

Speaking

  • Healthcare Service Provider Association of Québec Montreal February 2013

Publications and Events

Magazines

  • IdN Volume 24 No. 5: Infographics & User Interfaces International June 2018
  • DesignEdge Canada September 2015
  • Applied Arts Magazine Canada June 2015
  • Inspiration no. 5 China May 2012
  • Computer Arts USA May 2012
  • Design Jungle Korea May 2011
  • Experimenta Spain May 2011
  • IdN Extra No.7: Infographics Hong Kong May 2011
  • Voix lactée Vol. 183 France August 2010
  • Revista del consumidor "Informacion Envasada" Mexico July 2010
  • Chois Gallery China May 2010
  • 20/20 DESIGN The Netherlands May 2010
  • IdN International, Vol. 17 no.4 Hong Kong May 2010

Books

  • Interaction design BBN Publications May 2015
  • Infographic design Sendpoints May 2015
  • The Bible of Goodvertising Thames & Hudson May 2012
  • Data Visualization Do/work publishing May 2012
  • Packing-licious Victionary May 2011
  • Infographics PageOne Publishing May 2011
  • The Art of Package Design SanduPublishing May 2010
  • Magic Packaging DesignerBooks May 2010
  • Hello, Mr Packaging! SendPoints May 2010
  • Magic Graphics DesignerBooks May 2010

Shows

  • 123 Data Fondation Groupe EDF June 2018
  • FOOD FOR FUTURE Food Design & Art Museum April 2011