Hi guys, 

I'm Charlie.

Exploring the future of live entertainment.

Exploring the future of live entertainment.

I'm a Belgo-Canadian designer and entrepeneur, working at the intersection of product design and entertainment.

I've had the privilege to work on cutting-edge projects with internationaly renowned companies and organizations like Cirque du Soleil, SAP, Boston Dynamics, Musée Grévin, the European Commission and more.

Today, I am the founder and creative director of Antidynamics, a company aimed at exploring the future of live entertainment.

Previously, I served as Senior Innovation Designer at Cirque du Soleil. 

I'm a Belgo-Canadian designer and entrepeneur, working at the intersection of product design and live entertainment. I've had the privilege to work on cutting-edge projects with internationaly renowned companies like Cirque du Soleil, SAP, Microsoft, Boston Dynamics, Samsung, Blue Man Group, Ryerson University, the European Commission and more.

Today, I am the founder and creative director of Antidynamics, a company aimed at exploring the future of live entertainment. Previously, I served as Senior Innovation Designer at Cirque du Soleil

I'm a Belgo-Canadian designer and entrepeneur, working at the intersection of product design and live entertainment. I've had the privilege to work on cutting-edge projects with internationaly renowned companies like Cirque du Soleil, SAP, Microsoft, Boston Dynamics, Samsung, Blue Man Group, Ryerson University, the European Commission and more.
Today, I am the founder and creative director of Antidynamics, a company aimed at exploring the future of live entertainment. Previously, I served as Senior Innovation Designer at Cirque du Soleil. 

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Latest Projects

💃 Fashion Tech

💃 FASHION TECH

Elixir Garment - Mixes cocktails for consumers by fusing electronics and custom algorithms.

Elixir Garment - Mixes cocktails for consumers by fusing electronics and custom algorithms.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x SAP x Anouk Wipprecht
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created for New York Fashion Week 2019, in partnership with Anouk Wipprecht and SAP, these interactive garments combine peristaltic pumps, 3D printed designs, Raspberri Pi's and SAP's customer experience management software Qualtrics to transform insights from users into personnalised surprising cocktails.

🤖 Robotics

🤖 ROBOTICS

Spot - Exploring the creative potential of Boston Dynamics's Spot interacting with a live performer.

Spot - Exploring the creative potential of Boston Dynamics's Spot interacting with a live performer.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x Boston Dynamics
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created for the launch of the first commercial robot "Spot" by Boston Dynamics. Spot is a quadrupede that can reach top speeds of 3mph, has an average runtime of 90 minutes and carrying capacity of 30 pounds. In this exploration we used Spot as a character for lighting design.

👻 Holograms

👻 HOLOGRAMS

Maya Kodes - Giving life to the first live holographic pop star.

Maya Kodes - Giving life to the first live holographic pop star.

Created by Neweb Labs in Montreal, Maya Kodes is the first interactive & live holographic pop star. Animated in real-time by a performer backstage, Maya can react to the crowd, adapt and improvise in real-time, while being 100% virtual. Think Miley Cyrus in Black Mirror, same thing, but real. 

💃 Fashion Tech

💃 FASHION TECH

Fragrance Garment - Mixes taylored scents for consumers by fusing electronics and custom algorithms.

Fragrance Garment - Mixes taylored scents for consumers by fusing electronics and custom algorithms.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x SAP x Anouk Wipprecht
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created for New York Fashion Week 2019, in partnership with Anouk Wipprecht and SAP, these interactive garments combine peristaltic pumps, 3D printed designs, Raspberri Pi's and SAP's customer experience management software Qualtrics to transform insights from users into 12 personnalised fragrances.

💃 Fashion Tech

💃 FASHION TECH

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x Markantoine
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created in partnership with canadian fashion designer Markantoine, we developed a custom mounting system to place LED strips on each of the coat's ostrich feathers. The proximity sensor is embedded in a 3D printed necklace and the system is controled with an Arduino microcontroller.

👹 Face Art

💃 FASHION TECH

Makeup Reveals - Hacking a medical-grade material to allow for a new kind of makeup performance.

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x Markantoine
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created in partnership with the canadian makeup artist Cyx, we developed a new artistic language for makeup. By testing many different formulas, we were able to superpose different layers of facial art to allow for up to 3 makeup reveals. On top of that, the material is reusable, allowing for a new kind of environment-friendly makeup.

👹 Face Art

💃 FASHION TECH

eMakeup - Pushing the limits of face art by integrating sensor-activated light in prosthetics. 

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created with makeup artist Chloé Poirier-Sauvé, we experimented with light integration in facial art. We molded LED strips in silicon prosthetics that were linked to sensors through an Arduino. Different effects were created, based on proximity sensors, sound sensors, and light sensors. Coupled with the amazing theatrical skills of performer Kyle Cragle, we ended up with a one of a kind character. 

💃 Fashion Tech

💃 FASHION TECH

Miss Wiggles - Exploring face recognition and robotics with Miss Wiggles, aka the tentacle dress.

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  Cirque du Soleil x Anouk Wipprecht
  • Role:  Innovation Designer
  • Demo: Watch video

Created in partnership with fashion tech designer Anouk Wipprecht, this interactive garment uses facial recognition and robotics to entertain people as they cross its gaze. The dress has 3 modes, going from defensive to welcoming, based on wether the person interacting with it seems welcoming or agressive. 

🤖 Virtual Assistants

💃 FASHION TECH

Zamigo - Exploring a more human user interface through intelligent 3D characters with personnalities.

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  Neweb Labs & Canada Media Fund
  • Role:  Lead Product Designer 2017-2018
  • Demo: Upon Request due to NDA

Created with Neweb Labs and Canada Media Fund, the Zamigo project aimed at developing intelligent and autonomous 3D characters that could act as a more humane operating system. Think of the movie "Her" but with 3D characters. The project is still in development.

👁 360 experiences

💃 FASHION TECH

Les Coulisses de l'animation - Developing a 360 experience around the art of animation.

Storm Coat - Adapts its light animations in real time with proximity sensors and LED lights.

  • Project:  K6 Media Group x Belvision x Musée Grévin
  • Role:  Lead Product Designer 2017-2018
  • Demo: Video

Developed with K6 Media Group and Belvision, the 360 experience "Les Coulisses de l'Animation" cosnsisted of a printed book, an iOS and Android app , an exhibit at Musée Grévin in Montréal and a short movie about the belgian & french well-known IP's like the Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Tintin & much more.