Damien Bellon

Creative Director

BETC Paris

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Damien Bellon is a French creative director with an art director background, working at BETC Paris on brands such as Lacoste, Petit Bateau, Badoit etc…Previously he worked for 5 years in London at DDB and Mother where he produced some memorable campaigns for Marmite, The Financial Times, Harvey Nichols, or Coca-Cola. As one of the most awarded French creative he took part to several jury like D&AD, Clio, Creative Circle, etc…

When was the last time you felt truly alive and inspired, and what triggered it?
Well, firstly, I think this summer in Sicily as I was sailing in the middle of a William Turner painting with some good friends. But reconsidering your question more deeply, I would say that the last time I felt truly alive and inspired was at the funeral of a friend’s son. First because more and more I believe that funerals are an important moment to say goodbye, and also it is a time to celebrate and size up life: The life and values of someone who just died, but also to consider our own life and values. What triggered it? The power of the words that people were formulating. The emotion, the truth and bravery from that strange sunny moment in July... I still think about it and it helps me a bit to see life differently.