Viviane Foutrel

Viviane Foutrel

Sales Director at Makua Jewelry
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
over 6 months ago

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International business developer originally from France with 5 years of experience living and working abroad in complex work environment like India, Guatemala and Colombia. Specializing in penetrating new markets through a deep understanding of culture and work ethics. Background in design, social impact, marketing, sales and business development.

I am a hard working person and a fast learner. I am not affraid of new challenges.

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  • Sales Director

    Makua Jewelry - Medellín, Colombia

    Sales & Marketing
    June 2017 - May 2018 · 12 months

    MAKUA Jewelry, a Colombian handmade jewelry brand that works with women from indigenous communities accross the country. - Responsible of the brand’s expension in Colombia and abroad. - Planning the brand’s strategy to increase sales. - Generate and close sales opportunities - Follow up and negotiations with retailers in English, French and Spanish through emails, calling or direct meetings. - Implement creative direction for digital marketing and product design to reach an international target in a way to generate more sales. - In charge of all the clients in USA, Panama, Colombia El Salvador, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, and China - Market research in the field of sustainable fashion to generate new relationships. - B2B and B2C trade shows in Colombia and France - Training the team to reach international standards for quality. - Traveling and working directly with three indigenous communities from Colombia (Kuna from Uraba, Emberá Chami from Antioquia and Tikuna from the Amazonia) to improve the quality and design.

  • Creative Designer

    Workaholic People - Guatemala City, Guatemala

    February 2016 - August 2016 · 7 months

    Workaholic People (multidisciplinary design studio) - Art direction for commercials and photography - Design strategy - Create original graphic designs and web designs - Build visual presentation to convince clients - Participate in brainstorming sessions and research - Designing with indigenous communities on a handicraft project across the countryside of Guatemala Revista Plomo (Online and print magazine in art, fashion, arquitecture, litterature and music) - Organization of events for the launching of the new magazines. - Public relationship - Artists management - Reaching new collaborators for the magazine

  • Creative Designer

    Border & Fall - Bengaluru, India

    September 2014 - February 2015 · 6 months

    Border & Fall - a multi-disciplinary agency specializing in business development across branding, digital, retail and creative direction. With an intimate understanding of fashion, textile and craft industries, the agency works with brands across all stages of growth in India. Bangalore and New Delhi, India - Web and graphic design focusing on fashion and craft - Digital marketing and strategy for social medias - Photography - Sourcing for foreign clients - Creative strategy workshop leader - Working for a month with Rashmi Varma (fashion designer) assisting on the design of the collections, redesign of her website, art direction for photography and content.

  • Creative Designer

    Krafthaus - Victoria, Australia

    July 2013 - August 2013 · 2 months

    Digital agency - UX and UI for websites - Graphic and web design - Project development - Coordinating with journalists, marketing, backend developers and printers


  • Diploma of business foundations

    UCLA Anderson School of Management - Los Angeles, CA, United States

    September 2018 - December 2018

    Diploma of business foundations Online program at UCLA Anderson School of Management (USA) - Strategy -Organizations - Operations - Finance - Marketing - Leadership and work ethics

  • Master's degree

    L'école de design Nantes Atlantique - New Delhi, India

    September 2014 - September 2016

    September 2016 Master’s degree in transcultural design, specializing in social innovation and design thinking in India Global design diploma 2014 – 2016 Indian Campus of l’école de Design Nantes Atlantique, France
– New Delhi, India - Design for social impact in partnership with NGOs, local social entreprises - Design thinking - Multidisciplinary project involving industrial design, architecture, interaction design, UX, UI and graphic design - Experiential learnings - Management of design projects and innovation - Living in India for 18 months - Field research in rural villages in the Kutch desert, Gujarat (India), interviewing women from different communities for my tesis « Empowerment of women through traditional textiles in rural areas of India. »

  • Bachelor degree

    L´école de design Nantes Atlantique - Nantes, France

    September 2011 - September 2014

    Interaction design specialization - Service design - UX and UI - Design thinking - Marketing and economics - Basic programming - Social innovation - Graphic and web design - Data visualization


  • English
    Native or fluent
  • Spanish
    Native or fluent
  • French
    Native or fluent


  • commerce international
  • Creative
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Marketing digital
  • New business development
  • Sales
  • social impact
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