Our team

Creativity, technical competence and project management

CitéCréation is a cooperative limited liability company founded in 1978, with its head office in Oullins (Greater Lyon), France. It is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts including eight salaried associates.

Our international presence is ensured by two subsidiaries (DekorativeCity in Germany and MuraleCréation in Canada) and two agency offices (Jerusalem and Shanghai). Along the lines of the buddy system our team relies on 80 very high level mural painters, as well as on other professional actors of the urban landscape: architects, urban planners, landscapers, light designers, artists, digital designers, etc.

We are structured to fully manage any design and production project, therefore ensuring that the contracting owner or the general contractor is free of worry and sure of obtaining the best quality execution within an optimal timeframe.

All our designs are produced by our artists in-house.

Projects & Development

Jana Hebert

Assistant Project Manager

Jana is in charge of CitéCréation’s operational business strategy and supervises its digital marketing strategy.

23 years in B2B marketing – Jana graduated in marketing at the EDHEC and the Copenhagen Business School. She comes from a Russian-Hungarian background and speaks 4 languages fluently.

Projects, Development & Design

Halim Bensaïd

Associate Project Manager & Designer / Joint CEO

Halim supervises projects from start to finish. He is in charge of narrative design and coordinates the creative workshops. He is your main contact for all the main orientations of the operation (strategy, policy and finance).

42 years’ experience – Halim graduated as an engineer from INSA and MASS. He supervises the deployment of CitéCréation in Germany and Northern Europe.

Séverine Jardin

Associate Project Manager Designer

Séverine is a graduate of the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Rennes (design section) and of the École d’Art d’Annecy (space design section). She has also followed professional courses at the Lycée de La Martinière, Monplaisir, in Lyon, and obtained the diploma of Building Technician Civil Engineering (TBGC).

20 years of experience - Séverine, a graduate of the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Rennes and the École d'Art d'Annecy, masters and anticipates the different phases of studies and realizations.


Jean-Michel Boucher

Associate Production Manager

Jean-Michel supervises all the technical and organisational aspects, and those concerning insurance. He works alongside the technical management of the contracting owner and the overall project manager to ensure the quality of the projects from A to Z. He is your contact for all the aspects relating to the project site.

42 years’ experience - Jean-Michel is the joint founder of CitéCréation, which came into being in 1978. He has ensured the technical and artistic supervision of more than 750 projects performed around the world. He graduated from the Higher National College of Arts of Lyon.

Support services

Odile Michel

Associate Administrative, Legal and Financial Manager / General secretary

Odile coordinates all the legal and financial aspects of the operations. She applies the greatest rigour to ensuring the solidity of the contracts.

36 years’ experience - Odile graduated with a degree in Business Administration, University of Lyon 1.

Artistic & site management

Gaspard Mariotte

Art Director and mural painter

Gaspard supervises all the aesthetic concepts and artistic plasticity of the project. He also takes on the role of site manager during the construction phase, managing the teams of mural painters. He participates in the co-animation of creative workshops.

3 years of experience - Gaspard has obtained the diploma of Plasticien Muraliste (bac+3). This training enabled him to acquire skills in academic drawing, illustration, graphic design and computer graphics, as well as in the creative process, production, project and site management, and mural painting.

Joëlle Bonhomme

Associate Art Director and mural painter

Joëlle supervises all the aesthetic and artistic concepts of the projects. She also dons the helmet of site manager during the production phase of the works and manages the teams of mural painters. She participates in the joint coordination of the creative workshops.

42 years’ experience – Joëlle is the joint founder of CitéCréation, which came into being in 1978. She has managed the artistic creation of more than 300 projects around the world. She graduated from the Higher National College of Arts of Lyon.


Aïcha Bezzayer

Associate Communication & Press Relations Manager

Aïcha coordinates all the communication aspects of the projects alongside the contracting owners and the municipalities. She provides advice on communication strategy and press relations, and participates in the co-production of communication content. Aïcha also intervenes in the creative workshops by coordinating the participatory approach.

26 years’ experience - Aïcha graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Lyon 2.

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