Nicolas Villela

(+33) 6 18 28 74 22

As a professional photographer and graphic designer, I provide a complete service for all your image creation projects or print/web communication tools.

Born in 1982 in Heidelberg, Germany, I have been living in France since I was 5 years old. I am currently living in Bratislava, Slovakia, with my wife and my kid.

As a professional photographer for more than 15 years, I have carried out commissions in various fields such as sports, press, illustration, events, studio shooting (fashion, accessories, advertising, still life) as well as corporate communication.
In 2012 I graduated in graphic design in order to accompany my clients in all stages of the creative process until the realization. This dual role has enabled me to work in a wide variety of sectors (layout for the press, institutional and associative sectors; retouching and composition for e-commerce; catalogue for marketing).
The combination of my work as a graphic designer and photographer gives me a more global vision of the projects I take on, as well as a better understanding of my clients' expectations and needs. I have chosen not to specialise in a single area of expertise but rather to combine my two complementary skills in order to offer a high quality and versatile service.
I like to define myself as a visual communication enthusiast, an image designer. Creative, versatile and organised, I have a good sense of contact and a great capacity to adapt. I have a solid background in photography and the various DTP tools hold no secrets for me.

I speak fluent German, English, Spanish and French. I am available in France and all over the world.


GRETA Graphic design school, Vannes
BTS (BTEC Higher National Diploma)

ETPA School of Photography, Toulouse
RNCP VI (Bachelor's degree)

IMAGE-OUVERTE School of Photography, Nîmes
CAP (Certificate of Professional Aptitude)

Paul VALERY University, Montpellier
DEUG (Two-year University degree), Sociology-Ethnology


employee then freelance

since 2017

  • Graphic designer (compositing, retouche, création, web integration).
  • Photographer (studio, fashion, creative, packshot, prêt-à-porter, still life, portrait).

Photographer / Graphic designer

since 2014

  • Photographer: presse, portrait, corporate, event reporting. Production of various communication tools for several associations and companies.
  • Graphic designer: Production of various communication tools for several associations and companies. (magazines, reports, posters, flyers, business cards, websites).

2006 - 2013

  • Sports photographer for several river sport bases in the Alps. The Ubaye valley, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department  and La Dranse, a river in the Haute-Savoie department.
  • Event photographer: shooting of reportages and portraits in Switzerland and France for a photography shop.(weddings, birthdays)

Language skills

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  • English: ✔✔✔✔✔
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  • Tools and software skills: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom, CaptureOne, FinalCut, Wordpress, Intuos, MacOs, Windows, Linux, Synology, Experience in HTML/CSS and use of CMS solutions.
  • Graphic design skills: PRINT & WEB: layout, visual identity, image retouching and creation, good knowledge of web culture.
  • Photographic skills: press and institutional reportage, documentary, portrait, packshot, studio. development, printing, analogue scanning.
  • Professional skills: creative, organised, able to work in a team or independently,
    always in a good mood.
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