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Silvain Toromanoff, 30

Engineer wannabe designer. Passionate in innovation and new technologies.

Silvain Toromanoff

As a technical guy also holding a master in innovation management, I am looking for the opportunity to work with a product presenting great potential for evolution. Testing and defining the future of complex products by collaborating with users and working with the technical team would enable me to put to use my knowledge and my passion for innovation.

My main driver is new and exciting challenges, so a perfect company is one that will push me to come up with innovative solutions and let me learn while implementing them. Of course, a close and friendly team helps in discussing solutions and ensures the best outcome possible!


  • Cofounder and CTO

    01.01.2016 - Today Helsinki, Finland


    • Overviewed the evolution of the company's products: AR apps, website and B2B CMS
    • Prototyped interfaces and new features for these products
    • Defined and planned the implementation of new digital products within the Product Team
    • Developed a responsive 3D viewer on the web with WebGL and Three.js
    • Developed native AR apps using ARKit, ARCode, React Native and graphQL

    Skills: React Native, ARKit, Three.js

  • Nokia + Fortum Hackathon

    05.11.2015 - 07.11.2015

    Making energy consumption smarter

    • Third place (out of fifteen) at a hackathon by Nokia and Fortum
    • The brief was to find ways to make energy consumption more engaging and smarter
    • Designed and implemented a vision to bring instant energy consciousness to people through a wearable device

    Skills: Arduino, Internet of Things

  • Iittala hackathon

    29.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

    Hacking the Smart Home

    • Winner of a hackathon with Iittala over the course of a weekend
    • The brief was to hack the smart home to bring people closer together using Iittala products and values
    • Design and implementation of a smart vase prototype with Internet of Things technologies

    Skills: Arduino, soldering, electronics

  • Climbing

    01.01.2015 - Today

    Getting my heights on

    • Weekly climbing sessions, indoors at Salmisaari's gym in Helsinki
    • Lead and top rope climbing of routes between 10 and 29 meters

  • Full-Stack Developer

    01.04.2014 - 01.01.2016 Helsinki, Finland

    Design agency Agency Leroy

    • Developed multiple responsive websites using current technologies and frameworks (Ruby on Rails, Craft CMS)
    • Collaborated closely with designers regarding the user interface and user experience of the websites
    • Took part in conception workshops for innovative projects for several customers

    Skills: SCSS (BEM), Foundation, Ruby on Rails, Craft CMS

  • Cofounder and CTO

    01.06.2013 - 01.04.2014

    Founding Globshop, first step in entrepreneurship

    • Designed and developed a collaborative platform for crowdsourced international deliveries
    • Co-developed the concept and user experience of the service
    • Implemented the frontend and backend of the beta version website using Django and Twitter Bootstrap

    Skills: Django, Twitter bootstrap

  • Sauna


    First Taste of Finnish culture

    My first sauna ever, Finnish style - in one's birthday suit, 80°C+ and of course skinny dipping in the freezing sea!
    Many more happened after that one.

  • Master of Science in IDBM

    01.09.2012 - 01.09.2014 Helsinki, Finland

    Studies at Aalto University

    • International Design Business Management
    • Coursework: One-year industry project in a multidisciplinary team. Business modelling, project management, product development, design thinking, user interface construction, wearable technology

    Skills: Design thinking, wearable technologies, machine learning

  • Assistant Project Designer

    01.02.2012 - 01.08.2012 Paris, France

    Managing mobile app creation

    • Supervised mobile applications development and client relationships in several projects
    • Drafted and presented business proposals to prospects answering call for tenders for new mobile applications

    Skills: Project management, customer relationship

  • Designer Weekend @ Le Camping

    25.11.2011 - 27.11.2011

    Bringing new eyes to a startup

    • Contest gathering volunteers to help startup facing challenges related to UX or UI
    • Won the "Audience Prize" with a team heping the startup OleaPark
    • Redesigned the UX and visual atmosphere of the mobile app

  • Trainee R&D researcher

    01.07.2011 - 01.02.2012 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Protoyping innovative interfaces

    • Conceived prototypes of new designs for GPS on Smartphone
    • Implemented the prototypes, using web technologies (HTML5/CSS3, jQuery, PhoneGap)

    Skills: HTML, jQuery, PhoneGap

  • Drawing Classes

    01.09.2010 - 01.09.2011

    Learning drawing techniques

    • Weekly drawing classes, using several tools and methods for art creation (pencil, watercolor, paint, charcoal...)

  • Volunteer In Manila, Philippines

    01.07.2010 - 31.07.2010

    Humanitarian mission with Gawad Kalinga

    • Helped building houses in Philippine slums
    • Coordinated the exchanges with the organization during the mission

  • Master of Science in IT security

    01.09.2009 - 01.09.2014 Paris, France

    Télécom ParisTech, Engineering School in the French Grandes Ecoles system

    • Coursework: software and hardware security, software programming, web technologies

    Skills: C, Java, PHP, Python

  • Preparatory class

    01.09.2007 - 01.09.2009

    Specialization in mathematics and physics

    • Post-secondary program leading up to competitive nationwide entrance examination to state-run engineering schools in the Grandes Ecoles system
    • Course work: advanced mathematics and physics, algorithmic, French, English, philosophy

  • Graphing calculator game programming


    First programming steps

    • Design and programmation of games on my graphing calculator TI-83

  • Highschool

    01.09.2005 - 01.09.2007

    Highschool at Lycée Jean-Zay

    • Coursework: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, English, history, philosophy, French, German

  • Trumpet at Orléans' Conservatory

    01.09.1997 - 01.09.2007

    Orléans Conservatory

    • Weekly private lectures studying the classic methods (Méthode Arban...)
    • Member of the Junior Brass Band and of a baroque trumpet ensemble
    • Weekly music theory classes

  • Orléans

    01.08.1997 - 01.09.2009 Orléans, France


    • My family moved to Orléans when I was 7

  • Rouen

    07.05.1990 - 01.08.1997 Rouen, France


    • On the 7th of May, I was born in Rouen