My name is Leo Drapeau. I try to design usable, beautiful and sophisticated stuff on the web & on mobile. I play some guitar too.
I'm a 21 years old french student in Web Design, currently in my graduating year (to get my Bachelor) at a parisian school called EEMI. I'm deeply passionate about Design and I'm interested in everything that is related to the visual fields, such as cinema, photography or advertising.
For me, Design is about creating the layer that covers up the complex technicality of a product, it's here for the users, only them. It's essential to make them feel safe and eager to use a website or an app. It's not simply about making things more beautiful, it's about making things look like the way they were meant to be, so obvious it is natural.
Internship at Dailymotion
as a "Mobile Product Designer"
During Summer 2013, from June to September, I had the chance to work as an intern at Dailymotion (as of November 2012, Dailymotion was the 31st most visited website in the world). As a Product Designer, I precisely worked on the mobile products of the company. An amazing experience, on many levels. I met great people and I had the pleasure to help create and design cool things. Among them, the Dailymotion "Caméra" app for iPhone and the iOS 7 update of the main Dailymotion app.
iOS 7 Redesign v2.0
After the 2013' WWDC Apple Keynote, I redesigned the Home screen icons of the just announced iOS 7 update. Not that I disliked it, I deeply think that 90% of iOS 7's changes are amazing, really. And the overall rethinking of the OS is great. I like the minimal and flat direction. But I couldn't stand the Home screen icons, they seemed rushed, despite the grid system Apple explained.
So, just for fun and practice, I tried to redesign each icon. I kept the same design direction, the look and fresh feel to it, but I wanted to make them look more coordinated and find harmony.
On the left, you can see the second iteration of this redesign, made recently. And with the link below, you can access the original v1.0 post on Dribbble.
Main Design Tools.