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François Joseph de Kermadec
Works at Trumper, Forsyth & Kline
Attended Sotheby’s Institute


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I am a professional word-wrestler.
I imagine and execute compelling stories. I package great ideas in lucid, memorable tales, and ensure they spread cogently throughout the marketplace.

My passions for literature and the visual arts inform my professional outlook, and empower me to create deeper, richer stories. My experience and enjoyment of both American and European cultures enables me to reach both audiences in a way that speaks to their hearts, as well as their minds, and to strike the right note, that is so often lost in translation.

My work has taken me to places as remote and diverse as Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, watchmaking workshops in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and the secret service passageways of the Parisian metro.
  • Sotheby’s Institute
    Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, 2010 - 2012
  • Christie’s Education
    Art History, Criticism, and Conservation, 2010 - 2010
  • Tulane University
    Business and Managerial Economics, 2003 - 2005
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Communication strategist
  • Trumper, Forsyth & Kline
    CEO & Creative Director, 2006 - present
    Founding and developing a communications consultancy focusing on the written word, and strategies that build upon it. Clients include Apple, Dyn, Palais de Tokyo, SegPub…
  • Galerie de Blanchetti
    Chief communications officer, 2006 - 2013
    Helping an independent Design and Antiques Gallery position itself and expand online by better communicating about its unique expertise.
  • O'Reilly Media
    Author & Columnist, 2003 - 2013
    Writing about iOS, OS X, and UNIX for the company’s extensive portfolio of sites, and contributing to books for advanced computer users. Writing about the influence of digital tools on the publishing industry, and the ways in which they are transforming its future.
  • Palais de Tokyo
    Interactive communications associate, 2005 - 2005
    Helping with community outreach, and the launch of the museum’s free Wi-Fi initiative, including positioning, branding, PR, and event management.
  • Peter Mayer
    Interactive developer, 2004 - 2005
    Participating in the launch of the then-new interactive department, contributing to client briefings, site development, and in-house training initiatives.
  • Apple Inc.
    Marketing Associate, 2003 - 2005
    Helping strengthen Apple’s European Developer Relations and ASTO Programme, and participating in the kick-start of Apple’s Parisian EBC on Place d’Iéna.
  • Homobus
    Communications officer, 2009 - 2010
    Helping a corporate LGBT group develop its communication strategy, so as to promote acceptance and equality within RATP, a leading French company.
    Communications associate, 2008 - 2010
    Assisting a successful non-profit dedicated to the care, promotion, and conservation of the Parisian railway and subway heritage.
  • Théâtre du Nord-Ouest
    Communications officer, 2007 - 2010
    Helping a critically acclaimed theatre set up a communications programme to reach a younger audience, lower costs, and improve brand recognition.
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