Bonjour & welcome to MadameLevasseur.com, I am an American designer and former New Yorker living in France.
My name is Katherine and I have worked as a web designer / web developer / interactive designer in New York City since 1998. In 2013 I moved to Paris to be married to the man of my life and started The Paris Studio where I have worked with business owners from 30+ countries around the globe. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love for the 20+ years and continue working independently as I have most of my career.
I was very fortunate to have started my journey in web design during the dot-com boom in New York city, working with some of the best known brands in the arts and entertainment industries: Lincoln Center, NYC Met Opera, New York Philharmonic, some of the longest running Broadway shows (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon) as well as world class recording labels like BMG and Sony Classical Music. After 9/11 the web agency I worked for in Chelsea closed its door anticipating an economic downturn; there it marked the beginning of my self-employment and worked out of my apartment in Manhattan with clients from all over the country for the next 9 years. In 2010 I rejoined the workforce when I had the opportunity to lead UX Design effort for pubit! (now Nook), the first self-publishing platform by Barnes and Noble.
Before moving to France in 2013, I spent 2 years at The Wall Street Journal Digital Network (Dow Jones & Co.) in New York City, where I led UX Design effort for Barrons Online & Barrons on iPad and was part of WSJ Mobile, SmartMoney Online, MarketWatch and WSJ.com. My 20+ years of experience in NYC start-ups, entertainment, non-profits and digital news & media have provided me with hands-on experience and tremendous opportunities in bringing digital content onto multi-lingual platforms with millions of users around the world. In my own design practice I have helped hundreds of professionals and small business owners around the world strengthen their branding and presence across platforms.
I hold a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree in Marketing/Advertising from Baruch College, the City University Of New York. As an avid learner I attended Hunter College studying Fine Arts as well as the graduate program in Museum Studies at Fashion Institute of Technology. Before moving to France I studied French as a second language at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.
I look forward to working with you.