Chloé Desaulles is a creative director, strategist & artist based in New York City. Her expanded practice specializes in storytelling innovation, research & development and interactive design for emerging technologies.


Chloé Desaulles is a NYC-based, Alsatian (France) raised computational filmmaker, creative director and researcher. Her practice is drawn towards how emerging technologies can be used to tell intentional stories about people and the natural worlds we inhabit. Through the process of documentary capture via tinkering, dissecting and reassembling, she is interested in constructing frameworks where the digital and analog can interact in complementary ways, often exploring the digitization of memories, natural environments and the concept of home.

Desaulles holds an interdisciplinary degree in in Neuroscience and New Media Art from Carnegie Mellon University under the mentorship of Golan Levin. She has since then worked for clients in fashion, music, entertainment and tech, such as The New York Times, Mercury Records, Versace, Alicia Keys, 032cCharlotte Rose BenjaminLouis Vuitton. She is based out of her studio in New York City.


Previously at DE-YAN studio working in art direction and experiential design for clients in luxury, fashion and tech, followed by The New York Times R&D where I was lucky to research the future of visual and immersive storytelling, I am now running my own studio, directing and designing for clients such as Apple Special Projects Group, The Brooklyn Museum,  Something Special Studios, Bad Binch Tong Tong, Buck Design or Local Projects. I specialize in immersive and interactive media such as MR/VR/XR, museum installation or stage visuals, futurism, emerging media and culture strategy as well as creative concepting. I have also been a guest lecturer at Columbia University, NYU University and Frog Design. Please ask me to give more talks in 2024!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any inquiries! I’m always available for freelance work in creative direction, video work, creative tech, curation and consulting.

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NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program Guest Lecturer (2024)

Drew University Guest Lecturer (2024)

Columbia University at Barnard College Guest Lecturer (Movement Lab, 2023)

Frog Design Artist Talk (On the Essence of AI: Demystifying and Deconstructing the Practice of Artificial Intelligence in the Arts’ , 2023)

Mercedes-Benz FutureProof Talk (On the future of storytelling, 2023)

New York Independent Film Festival (Official Selection for ‘Dedications I-V,’ 2020)

Raw Science Film Festival (Finalist for ‘Dedications I-V,’ 2020)

Jellyfest Film Festival (Semi-finalist for ‘Dedications I-V’, 2021)

Dumbo Film Festival (Semi-finalist for ‘Dedications I-V,’ 2020)

The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Residency, 2020)

Miller Institute for Contemporary Art (Group Exhibit, 2019)

Freiburg Kunsthalle (Group Exhibit, 2015)


Bryght Young Things : Crew Love Showcase (BYT, 2020)
Depthkit Workshop (FRSCI, 2020)
Phi Beta Kappa (Honor Society, 2019)

Dana Birnbaum Award (Exceptional Work at the Intersections of Art, Media & Technology, 2019)

Leadership Recognition Award (Carnegie Mellon University, 2019)

Dietrich Humanities Prize (Selected for ‘Dedications I-V,’ Carnegie Mellon University, 2019)

Artist Talk (’The Tale of the Brooklyn Pastram’, Processing Day Pgh, 2019)

Frank-Ratchye Fund for the Arts at the Frontier (For ‘Dedications I-V,’ Studio for Creative Inquiry, 2018)

Sponsor’s Choice Award (BUILD 18 Hackathon, 2016)


2022: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics (Nov) (The New York Times, 2022)

Spatial Journalism Interview with Chloé Desaulles (Lab RTVE, 2022)
WWD NY Fashion Week Coverage
(Women’s Wear Daily, 2022)

Small Victories Photobook
(Boooooom, 2021)

Great Escapes: Creative Stylist Rachael Wang’s Favorite Short Films (Penta, 2020)

Director Interview with Chloé Desaulles (NYC Independent Film Festival, 2020)

BYT Crew Love 04 (Brygth Young Things NYC, 2020)

Creating Infinite Bad Guy (IYOYO / Google Creative Lab, 2020)


032c • American Express • Apple • Bad Binch Tong Tong • Benefit • Bobblehaus • Brooke Candy • The Brooklyn Museum • Buck Design • BY FAR • Charlotte Rose Benjamin • CFDA •  Furla • Google • H.E.R. • Hennessy • Korres • Kourtney Khardashian • Local Projects • Louis Vuitton •  Lucky Daye • Mercury Records • Moncler Genius • Museum of the City of New York • Ogilvy • RCA Records • Ritz-Carlton • Samsung • Something Special Studios • Snapchat • SONY Music • The State of New York • Studio Institute • Synopsis Project • Tag Heuer • The Coding Train • The MET • The New York Times • Thousand Fell • Thrival Innovation + Music Festival • UNA MIA • Valentino • Versace

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