Mélanie Courtinat is an award-winning art director and artist, born and based in Paris, France. Considering video games as a major medium, she focuses on their extraordinary immersive properties, and seeks to push back their limits. The outcome, crafted through the use of digital tools, results in CGI images and films, Interactive experiences, Virtual and Augmented reality. As an art director, she works on commissioned projects for clients in the Luxury, Fashion, Culture & Music fields. As an artist, her personal work is consistently being shown worldwide in cultural institutions, galleries and museums, from Tokyo to New York. Mélanie also teaches video game theory at Écal in Lausanne and regularly gives lectures and workshops within an academic context. Furthermore, she has been nominated by the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC) as a jury member for the Support Fund for Videogames (FAJV) for the forthcoming two years.