Team

Stephen Preece

 

Founder of e5-portfolio

BA Hons; PGCE, MSc.,

Mentor

ENG/FR

Stephen is highly qualified and has oceans of experience when it comes to mentoring the next generation of creative learners. He is passionate about his role and he believes that no two learners learn in the same manner. He has therefore designed a programme which provides each member with the tools that they need to develop their own authentic portfolio. Stephen is of the opinion that the well being of student should go hand in hand with the quality of the portfolio.

Katya Kaftanova

 

BA diploma

Coach

ENG/FR/RUS

Katya is a young and dynamic member of the team. Accepted to every university she applied : Central St Martins London, Glasgow Scotland and HEAD Geneva. Katya’s skill sets and experience make a real difference to the balance of the team. Her at e5 we believe that the diversity implicit in the e5-team equates to its strength and Katya’s role in driving e5-forward is an important one. Katya is a high performer whose skills of communication with learners are enhanced by having great mastery of contemporary IT skills at her command.

Patrick Parquet

 

Mentor

FR/ENG/IT

Diplôme national en communication visuelle de l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et de Design. Atelier de typographie national de Peter Keller (Paris et Bâle) Agence de publicité: 22 ans d’expériences en direction de création et direction artistique dans le groupe DDB France (Omnicom US) et MNSTR Paris pour des grandes marques. 5 ans de direction d’une école de design ( Interactiv design, Design d’espace, Fashion). Intervenant en master et partenaire de l’école des Gobelins en innovation digitale ( N° 5 international pour le digital, n°1 pour l’animation). Fondateur de workshop-DINP, pour l’innovation des entreprises avec les nouvelles générations.

Dr Patrizia Azzi

 

Coach

FR/ENG/IT

Patrizia has been educated both in the arts and in science,  choosing to be a research physicist as a profession, (staff research scientist at INFN working at CERN). She joins the team at E5 bringing in software support skills for the project management. Having extensive experience in mentoring student of various levels through her career (plus being a mother of three) she’ll also provide the members with technical support and additional skills in the digital world that will be used during the portfolio preparation process. University application, creation of CV etc.

Victoria James

 

BA Hons

Mentor

ENG/FR

Victoria is a professional artist, splitting her time between Europe and North America. Having regularly shown her work internationally ever since graduating from Chelsea College of Art, London, she has extensive experience in portfolio preparation for galleries, art institutes, art fairs and calls for art. She also has experience in promoting and selling art, having managed and curated a gallery for a year in Arizona. Her passion for mentoring other creatives led her to run an “art club” from her Geneva studio for several years; her students were anywhere between the ages of 7-60yrs old and emphasis was placed on developing personal expression through experimenting with a diversity of materials and techniques. 

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