Emeric (b. Emeric Trahand, Saint Quentin, 1981) moved from France after finishing his college to New York and now finds himself as a self-made digital Illustrator who is also known under the name Takeshi.

“My interest for visual art started very young as my mother was an art teacher and I loved to spend time roaming around in her office, sneaking at art books and playing with all sorts of pens and brushes.” 

Emeric discovered and learned illustration by himself in his room about 6 or 7 years ago. Since the beginning of his illustrator career, he has been trying to evolve, refine, discover new techniques and directions and produce more sophisticated artworks. “I love the learning process associated to this discipline, and try to keep reinventing my work as often as possible.” – he told us in our interview. “I love the perpetual evolution of ones taste and own understanding of illustration. It is a very humbling work that teaches you patience, and dedication.”

Living in New York City as someone who has been working professionally on high rotation to commercial campaigns, Emeric tends keep positive direction to his style development personally, and a deeper public enthusiasm to creative scene generally. – “I believe as an illustrator, one has to keep focusing on his own personal work and evolution, and find ways to educate clients to something more sophisticated, or find the right visual language to approach those fewer clients with a higher understanding of illustration.”

To name a few, Emeric has worked with Alstom, Vivendi Universal, Ubi Soft, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Adidas, Swatch, MacLaren McCann, Brand New School, Cacharel, Grimbergen, Chase Bank, Bank of America, ASICS, Subway, Aquafresh, Lays, Radioshack, VH1, Asher Roth, Cuervo, Grand Prix de Montreal, English National Opera, Société Générale, Ventury Paris, Groupama Insurance, Advanced Photoshop, Ferrero Rocher, EMI Music, Sony BMG, Knorr, Exo7, Unicef, and many more.

If you have a “mission” you think would be perfect for Emeric, email us.


_Location: New York, USA (Available for long distance project) • Emeric’s updates   _HIRE_



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