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Nicolas Menard - Loop Ring Chop Drink 001


Printed & animated poster

This is a poster design for the 2015 Souk@Sat in Montreal, a “bazaar organized in a loft-style space, where one can find a multitude of contemporary creations by Montrealers”. The client was looking for a surreal image of a floating structure that would also invoke a social hub.

Illustration & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Art Direction & Graphic Design: Studio Pilote

Stereo pop

Looping Animations for Projection

I was commissioned by Stereo pop — a French-Canadian TV show airing on Radio-Canada — to deliver a series of looping animations for a singer's performance on stage.

Design & Direction: Nicolas Ménard
Animation: Anne-Lou Erambert, Nicolas Ménard
3D Modeling: Dara Cazamea

People, Misunderstandings & Furniture

Personal Work

Confusion with furniture, heartfelt camaraderie, thinking cylinders and other human studies.

Tourist's Illuminate

Music Video

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In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn't exist yet, he's left confused. What could this mean? Graphic aesthetic influenced by video games X (Gameboy) and 3-D WorldRunner (NES). Have a look at the accompanying Tumblr here.

Production Company: Nexus
Producer: Beccy McCray
Direction and Design: Nicolas Ménard
Full credits on Vimeo

Walk the Walk

Animated GIF

For the NYC People's Climate March, Purpose commissioned animators and artists to deliver an animated GIF of a POV walk. Here is the trippy nonsensical result, or an accurate interpretation of someone's vision at the march, or a very strong comment on how bad it is to buy water in a bottle then only drink half of it then leave it on the floor.

Commissioned by: Purpose

AGI – São Paulo 2014


Each year, Alliance Graphique Internationale members are asked to participate to a special project for their annual congress. They are also asked to invite a young designer whose work they like to contribute. Member Julien Vallée, from studio Vallée Duhamel, commissioned this poster for this year’s exhibition that took place at the Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Museum of the Portuguese Language), one of the most important museums in São Paulo, Brazil.

Commissioned by: Julien Vallée
Format: A1 (594mm × 841mm)

UQAM Campaign 2014

Poster & Short Animated Clip

For the 2014 campaign of the Université du Québec à Montréal, agency Cartier invited seven artists to illustrate the seven faculties of the school. Here's the artwork representing the Faculty of Arts, made out of hand made wooden blocks. Click here for an overview of the campaign.

Commissioned by: Agency Cartier

Loop Ring Chop Drink

Animated Short Film


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Graduation film from the Royal College of Art. The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building. For more information about current festival screenings, check out the News section.

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Music & Sound: Rich Vreeland
Copyright: Royal College of Art, 2014

Additional animation: Iris Abols, Anne-Louise Erambert, Nicole Kozak & Robert Loebel
Colouring: Mélanie Daigle, Oliver Hamilton, Sam Jones, Jeanette Lee, Nicolas Ménard, Jonathan Reyes & Khylin Woodrow
Featuring abstract paintings by: Samuel Jacques
Sound mix: Dayo James
Voices: Clément Baptiste, Wallace McDougall & Alice Dunseath

Pourquoi Never Allo

Small Book

"I met someone at Speedating. I've been waiting for ten days. Ten days for her call."

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Printing: Two colours Risograph zine
Length: 32 pages
Format: A6 (105mm × 148mm)
Edition: 100, Self-Published

Late Night Work Club

Work in Progress

Early visual development for an upcoming short film, part of the Late Night Work Club Volume II.

Inter Uqam


Illustration for an article by Pierre-Etienne Caza published in UQAM's Inter magazine on the subject of the imminent expansion of virtual networks.

Commissioned by: Atelier Chinotto


Small Book

Drawings and poems, love and loss. This self-published book was produced as part of the Visual Editor elective led by Debbie Cook and Andrzej Klimowski at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Printing: Two colours Risograph zine
Length: 24 pages
Format: 177mm × 276mm
Edition: 150 in French & 150 in English


Animated Short Film

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Somewhere, our limbs lost in the distance. First year film produced at the Royal College of Art in London.

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Music & Sound: Rich Vreeland
Additional Animation: Anne-Louise Erambert, Louise Druelle, Oliver Hamilton, James Hatley
Copyright: Royal College of Art, 2014


Art Book
& Short Film

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Colorimetry is an art book & film on the topic of colour and a catalog of generated abstract forms. Using the data values of colours — or colorimetric system — colours are interpreted into shapes using simple rules, generating an infinite number of colourful shapes. The original outputs for the book were created in collaboration with Sal Spring using Processing to automate the process. The book was published in 2012 at La chose imprimée, Judith Poirier's research program at l'École de Design de l'UQAM.

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Author: Nicolas Ménard
Printing: 4 colours, Indigo
Length: 144 pages
Format: 183mm × 303mm
Coding: Sal Spring
Film Coding: Eric-Renaud Houde
Edition: 150 in French & 150 in English
Published at La chose imprimée


Animated Short Film

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Animated short starring small machines drawn with crayons. Everything started on the kitchen's table, when Pierre-Nicolas showed me how to draw a car in two easy steps...

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Music & Sound: Je Thème
Copyright: Université du Québec à Montréal, 2012



Lost in the sun.

3 colours screenprint
Size: 432mm × 584mm
Edition: 8 copies


Animated Ident

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ARTV is a French-Canadian TV Channel promoting art. As part of their branding strategy, they invite artists to reinterpret their logo. Here it has been transformed into a galactic comic strip, paying homage to the flourishing comic book scene in Quebec. Have fun watching it a couple of times to enjoy all the details.

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Sound Design: Rich Vreeland
Commissioned by: Luc Leblanc
Project Supervisor: Marie-Ève Tremblay
Special Thanks to Samuel Jacques

Futile Devices

Animated Idents

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A series of 6 experimental kickers featuring 3D graphics rendered in flat colours.

Animation & Sound: Nicolas Ménard
Thanks to Denis Dulude

Woop Woop Chop

Short Animated Film

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Early experiment with digital 2D animation, the photocopier and Processing.

Direction & Animation: Nicolas Ménard
Sound Sample:

Le Petit Néant


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Le Petit Néant is a magazine celebrating the art of drawing and is curated and edited by Miguel Angel Valdivia. This animated promo invites artists to submit their work for the second issue...

Direction, Animation & Sound: Nicolas Ménard
Commissioned by: Miguel Angel Valdivia

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