Maxime Dautresme creates contexts for imaginative ideas. The integrity and detail of his work reflects his professional journey: a technical grounding in architecture and a creative pedigree with agencies working on a diverse collection of accounts. Maxime has a deep understanding of the design process at every stage. His ability to communicate using visual language is uniquely engaging.
An itinerant childhood in Brazil and Korea, Japan, France and the USA helped him develop a keen eye for beauty and culture. A love of research and historical style has given him a deep respect for the past. He started his career joining the prestigious Christian de Portzamparc Atelier of architecture in Paris, and later spent several years in New York, Miami, Shanghai and Hong Kong with TBWA, Ogilvy & Mather and DDB. In 2011 he established the branding and design consultancy agency Substance in Hong Kong, now with a presence in Paris and Stockholm.
Awards include A&D Trophy Awards, Spikes Asia, One Show, Digital Media Awards, Red Dot Product Design and Red Dot Communication Design.