Chevalvert is a visual design studio co-founded by Patrick Paleta and Stéphane Buellet in 2007. Based on an open, multidisciplinary and cross-field approach of design, Chevalvert studio takes on projects with no preconceived ideas.
Chevalvert has been developing an «object-oriented» approach, influenced by the culture of code and the Do It Yourself growth. Chevalvert calls this practice «object-oriented visual design».
The projects of the studio fluctuate between a physical object, a multimedia installation and a graphic design creation. Chevalvert invents visual spaces, poetic mechanisms and tangible images. The purpose of these «objects» is to crack our reality through its interstices.
Graduated from the Estienne School in type design and from the Paris Arts Décoratifs in publishing, Patrick specializes in the creation of visual identities and signalling systems. He conceived over fifty logos for the industry, cinema, fashion, design and publishing and imagined several character typographies, one of which is used by the city of Lyon’s public transportation.
He has been a member of the jury for the Art Jobs Diploma in typography at the Estienne School from 2010 to 2012 and teaches at the Art and Design School of Amiens. He also co-founded the Typography Affairs Bureau (B.A.T.) for which he is in charge of communications development. He was awarded “Best Typographer 2012” by the French graphic industry. With the Attoma agency, he was rewarded during the IIID awards in the « Public Transport » category, and was awarded a star during the Design Observer 2012 for the information system of the public transportation of the city of Lyon.
During his graduate diploma in graphic design at La Martinière-Diderot (Lyon) school in 2005, Stéphane developed a reflection on «digital material» which earned him the congratulations of the jury. Specialized since then in the field of interface design and interactive design, he develops a design practice based on a creative use of the code. His knowledge enables him to design and propose tools based on open-source technologies. Co-founder of the studio Chevalvert in 2007, he leads multiple projects, often transdisciplinary and with a strong technological presence.
Graduated from a masters in cultural communication and museology at the Sorbonne, Camille becomes an assistant at a contemporary art gallery in 2010, organizing exhibitions in the gallery as well as external projects, in charge of communication, press and public relations and sales. In September 2013, she becomes a member of Chevalvert as studio manager, overseeing coordination and overall projects, but also the communication and administrative tasks for the studio.
Graduated in object design at Boulle school (Paris) and in interactive design at Estienne school (Paris), Arnaud designs visual or tangible systems by playing with the both skills. Inspired by the Maker culture and the DIY movement, he works on a large variety of projects, alternating between an image and an object orientation. He joins Chevalvert in October 2016.
Graduated from a masters in graphic communication at Decorative Arts School of Strasbourg (Arts High School of the Rhine), Mathieu designs graphical systems. He is specialized in editorial design and in visual identity. Between 2013 and 2015, he works on directional signage projects, on museums exhibitions and develops several typefaces. In 2016, he creates web and phone interfaces, while being charged with communication within a Paris based start-up company. Mathieu joined Chevalvert in November 2016, attracted by the large variety of projects led by the studio, as well as its general and transversal visual design approach.
Graduated from a masters in graphic communication at Arts High School of the Rhine, Pricilla is specialized both in print and digital design.
Taking into account the specificities of these two areas, she experiences and questions their application. She joined Chevalvert in January 2018.