Our team

Mathieu Tornare

Founder & Creative Director

As insatiably curious as he is creative, it is not surprising that Mathieu has many passions: fly fishing, cooking, coffee, travel, and even aviation. However, it’s HØRDE that excites him the most. At the agency, he is able to share the knowledge he has acquired throughout his career, from strategic planning to interaction design. Mathieu prides himself on bringing out the best in every member of his team. To him, the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. Hard work, humility, ambition, and the courage to venture off the beaten path are the values that guide him each and every day.

Sylvain Conus

Founder & Creative Director

If you’re looking for Sylvain, you may want to check the side of the nearest mountain. Nature and sports nourish his creativity. For each project, he works to lead his team toward the most accurate realization of the client’s request. Having a background in multimedia complemented by experience in advertising, luxury brands, and artistic direction, Sylvain’s vision is one rooted in precise, refined, and innovative design. The knowledge he shares with his team is indispensable. For Sylvain, it is imperative that the work done at HØRDE extend beyond briefings and shine on a larger scale.

Ariane Staudenmann

Administrative Assistant

Béatrice Bleuler

Content & Strategy Manager

Born in the bustling megalopolis of Tokyo, Béatrice quickly moved to the quieter countryside of Switzerland. After obtaining her master’s degree in Management from HEC Lausanne, she went on to a career specializing in marketing and communications. Over the years, she has evolved and thrived in diverse professional environments from start-ups to multinationals, including the likes of Nespresso and Estée Lauder. Being fluent in several languages and the product of a rich multicultural background has endowed Béatrice with a unique set of communication skills that she adapts to reach a variety of audiences.

Sophie Clément

Strategic Planner

Gaël Faure

Art & Concept Director

“Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” — Douglas Adams.
If there’s one thing Gaël Faure believes in, it’s the creative potential of so-called mistakes and the formidable capacity for innovation of the human imagination. For this half-Spanish, quarter-Russian, quarter-French designer, the spirit of collaboration is in his DNA. Confident in his own tastes and artistic choices, Gaël espouses an unapologetically lateral and respectful approach to creative management, where personal involvement and teamwork inspire collective success. After earning his degree in Visual Communications at the esteemed ECAL in 2009, Gaël went on to hone his skills at various agencies in London and Berlin before co-founding the studio Carnal Faure Verona with Yanis Carnal and Raphaël Verona. Prior to joining HØRDE, he spent two years as an Art Director at the Geneva headquarters of the international creative agency Base Design. Based in Lausanne, Gaël has also taught at both ECAL and EPFL.

Chris Gautschi

Art Director

Growing up and studying in La Chaux-de-Fonds, watchmaking capital and the city of Corbusier, likely had a hand in developing Chris’s passion for all things related to architecture and design. Chris may be a strong believer in learning the basics, but make no mistake, he knows how to break the rules. An avid book collector, Chris launched his career in the Swiss cultural sector designing publications and promotional materials. These days, you will likely run into him at some sort of cultural event or exhibition; but if you really want to find Chris, look no further than the forefront of the latest art and design trends. Luckily for HØRDE, he is always eager to share his findings with the team and our clients.

Dennis Moya Razafimandimby

Art Director

The owner of an incredible collection of art and design books, Dennis is basically a walking encyclopedia. His unique savoir-faire and limitless creativity make him a major asset to the entire team. The Lausanne-based designer has worked for Swiss Typefaces, Balmer Hählen, and ECAL, just to name a few. Dennis has also taught History of Contemporary Graphic Design at Eracom. The impassioned aesthete has played a formative role in several projects within the creative community, including Ligature.ch, Swissposters, and Mosoma Books. He is also a partner at the design firm Newglyph.

Nour Eliz Jabbes

Digital Experience Designer

His love for art and photography led him to develop his eye and his aesthetic sensibility. Passionate about his craft, he explored the world of design and pursued his studies in interactive media. He began his experience in the field of web design and digital marketing and developed a passion for digital design and interactive experiences. His work ethic, his love for his profession and his curiosity have contributed to the success of his adventure which continues with a willingness to learn and share. He is up to date on the latest trends and his interest in this field helps him to enrich his creativity as well as his crazy passion for aviation.

Nora Perez

Senior Designer & Production Manager

Nora’s limitless creativity is most eloquently expressed through her illustrations. After graduating from Eracom with a degree in Graphic Design, she spent the next four years working for the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Nora’s tenure there did not confine her to the world of music. On the contrary, she continued to put her talents to good use across a diverse portfolio of projects, including the creation of the visual identity for Gin des Mamies.

Louis Dessaux

Graphic & Motion Designer

Louis discovered his interest in the digital word through his professional experiences in economics and human resources. Motivated by the desire to pursue a more creative career, he resumed his studies in Visual Communication at the Professional Education Center of Vevey (CEPV). Louis fuses his love of music with motion and graphics design to create quality content for our clients.

Céline Fahrni

Graphic Designer & Polygraph

Celine began her career with an apprenticeship as a polygraph at the editing studio Images3. After obtaining her CFC, she pursued her career in Canada, more specifically in Montreal, where she acquired significant experience in graphic design by working with large consumer and corporate companies. Returning to Switzerland in 2020, she worked for a CBD startup before joining Horde in 2022. Her passion for plants made her the agency’s Green Manager.

Fabian Luginbühl

Graphic & Motion Designer

Fabian is by far the youngest member of our team. He is also the tallest. Having grown up on a farm, he developed fascination with computers, technology, and design that prompted him to study graphic design at Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel (SfGBB). Fabian is always eager to learn new things, and we consider ourselves fortunate to be the beneficiaries of his curiosity and expertise.

Iris Moine

Graphic & Motion Designer

Laura Dunand

Digital Project Executive

Jovial by nature and full of energy, Laura is passionate about travelling, hiking and cooking. After obtaining a master’s degree in Management between HEC Lausanne and the University of Technology of Sydney, Laura has built her specialty in marketing through her professional experiences in the education field, real estate and luxury industry. After 2 years in Latin America and a thirst for new challenges, Laura began a new journey into entrepreneurship with the launch of an Argentinian specialties delicatessen. It is now at Horde that Laura is excited to return to her core business & passion: digital marketing.

Sok-Lang Chieu

Digital Strategy Manager

Hugo Villetelle

Web Department Manager

Born in Lyon, Hugo has lived his whole life in the middle of the Swiss mountains and lakes. After a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Marketing in Geneva, he worked at Locomotive in Montreal and participated in the launch of Konbini media on Swiss soil. He then continued his studies and obtained a Master in Business Management at the Montpellier Business School. When he’s not watching “The Office” for the fifteenth time, you’ll find him on a bike, running or swimming in preparation for his first long distance triathlon.

Robin Bécherraz

Web Developer

André Félix

Web Developer

Léonard Michiels

Web Developer

HØRDE is a team of passionate creatives who are all specialists in their respective fields.

Creativity is the motor that drives our business, and we all share the belief that the human experience should be at the heart of every project and strategy. Our approach is firmly rooted in the canon of Swiss graphic design. These are the foundational elements upon which we envision the future of interaction design and technology.

Our partners

North Communication

Switzerland

Messieurs.ch

Switzerland

Studio Miles

Canada

Our network

Sacha Di Poi

Photographer

Ivan Zwahlen

Senior Strategist

Olivier Borlat

Art Director

Julien Roserens

Filmmaker

Anurag Etchepareborda

Project Manager & Designer

Sebastien Staub

Photographer

Christophe Voisin

Photographer

Andy Bamford

Movie Director

Jonathan Monnay

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Geoffroy Dubreuil

Filmmaker

Jules Guarneri

Filmmaker

Jorge Cheevers

Web Developer

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