Full Resume (CV)

To complete my presentation, here is some more detailed information.

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drussell (a) diane-russell.com


Since September 2018Creative Director and Founder of Diane Designs (based in Shanghai).

March 2017 to July 2018Creative Director China at DrCom (Shanghai and Beijing), a French founded digital communications, fully integrated, agency and production house. Main tasks: Campaigns development, strategic concepts creation and deployment, participation in strategic workshops for brand positioning, digital transformation, core visual concepts creation, videos/animations creation, production supervision, creative team management: 4 Art Directors, 15 Designers, 1 Copywriter, freelancers and suppliers. Also involved in strategic planning, business development and intrapreneurship. Clients include: Pfizer, Merck (MSD), Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Wyeth, Nutricia (Danone), Nestlé, Mustela, Virbac.   http://www.drcomgroup.com

November 2015 to March 2017Creative Director China at HAVAS Life (Shanghai and Beijing). HAVAS Group is one of the world’s largest global communications groups.
Campaigns development, strategic concepts, brainstorms facilitation, participation in strategic workshops, core visual concepts, UX (TMall FANS page, games, eDA, H5), videos/animations creation and production supervision, brochures (content, visual, creative, style), brand VI (positioning, colors, logo). Clients included: Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, Merial, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Takeda.

July 2015 to November 2015  – Creative Director at SOYI 搜易传媒, a Digital Marketing agency. Created and developed websites, interactive tools for social networks (Client: IOPE), exhibition interactive screens (Ermenegildo Zegna) UX and UI, website (Wet n’ Wild), key visuals, for cosmetic and fashion.

2013 to 2014  – Freelance Creative Director for digital solutions, including 3D videos and iPad applications for Schindler Escalators and Elevators Division.

2012 to 2014 Art / Creative Director for digital solutions at Crystal Digital Technology 水晶石, Shanghai. Created and supervised animations productions (2D/3D) and interactive designs for medical (Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Mindray, Stryker), automobile (Shanghai Auto Museum, Volkswagen, Roewe, SANY, Huntsman Automobile), telecommunication (ZTE) and architecture (RFR). Conceived virtual sets for TV shows (CCTV, ICS) and collaborated on exhibition halls (GE, United Imaging).

2002 to 2011Freelance Storyboard Artist – 21 movies, short and feature films, live action and animation, for French and American productions, including a live action stereoscopic 3D.
Online portfolio: http://www.diane-russell.com

My page on the Internet Movie Database: www.imdb.com/name/nm2237608/

Interviewed by François Grandjacques in 2007 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSnnrsf-Wz0

2005 to 2011Freelance Graphic Designer and illustrator – Logotypes, book layouts, slide shows presentations, poster designs, architecture presentations and other designs.

1998 to 2011Freelance Set Designer – Design and construction of theater sets for 14 plays.


2014 to 2015Major Leader of the self-built Creative Visualization Major (with emphasis in Audiovisual Communication) at Crystal Academy (Shanghai).

2014 to 2015  – Program Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs at Crystal Academy of Digital Arts (Shanghai Art and Design Academy). Created the 3 years program, over 3 different majors, of the new academy. Built and supervised the teaching content and created an innovative majors selection system.


2014 to 2015  – Developed and taught 6 courses at Crystal Academy: The Power of Visual Communication, Visual Communication Applied to Interactive Design, Traditional Arts Foundation, Audiovisual Analysis, Drawing Your Visual Ideas, Audiovisual Project Guidance.

2012 to 2015Lectures on creative visualization given to design and architecture students of the Design & Innovation School (D&I) and Architecture Department of Tongji University (Shanghai), of Donghua University (Shanghai) and Shanghai Normal University.

2005 to 2011Storyboarding workshops given to film students in several High schools (regular lecturer) all over France, as well as at the International Film School of Paris (EICAR).

2003Storyboarding workshops given to advertisement students University Prudente de Moraes (São Paulo, Bazil), Advertisement Department. « History and Usage of storyboards: theory and practice ».


Languages  – French and Portuguese: native, English and Spanish: fluent, Chinese: intermediate.

Computer skills – Masters Photoshop, Illustrator, Powerpoint, Word. Knowledge of AE, Pr, ID, Excel.

Volunteering – Member of Rotary Club of Shanghai. Past responsibilities: Chair of Youth China for Rotary International (2017-2018). Chair of Youth Shanghai Rotary Club (2016-2017). Rotary China Youth Legal Compliance Representative (2017-2018).

TEDx Speaker – TEDx Kenyalang, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia. “Make The Best Out of Yourself

Interests – Painting, sculpture, salsa dancing, theater, choir, piano, horseback riding, Bible studies.
Member of Singularity University Shanghai Chapter.

Taught several private classes of English, French, Portuguese, Life Drawing (self-organized sessions with nude models) and Drawing for children (ages 6 to 10).

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