Valentin Penault #4

Second-year student preparing a diploma of applied arts in sustainable and eco-friendly product design at the Higher School of Design Raymond Loewy, in La Souterraine.

What did the Orange Jeunes Designers competition bring you?

This competition has brought me first and foremost a very meaningful professional and human experience. The designers at Orange France were very helpful at every step of the project. Their advice and recommendations helped my partner and me realize the importance of design when faced with today’s challenges. But beyond the people we met, our participation was also an occasion for me to gain skills on additional software: for example, learning how to edit videos, which is a significant advantage for a design student. I can honestly say this competition was a great experience, both interesting and educational.

What did the Orange Jeunes Designers competition bring you?

To me, the Orange Jeunes Designers competition is a great exercise for any designer who is interested in social issues, and in humans generally speaking. It provides contenders with an opportunity to reflect on the way we live our lives and contributes to helping them gain their own perspectives on the world around us. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to find their voices as a designers-to-be.