Julie Lansom

Paris, France

Designer and photographer Julie Lansom was born in Montpellier, in the south of France, in 1987. She majored in journalism, earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montpellier in 2009 and her Master’s degree from the French Press Institute in Paris in 2012. She is a self-taught designer.

Lansom works as a freelance photographer and journalist for publications such as Vice, Intro Magazine, and M, Le magazine du Monde. She specializes in portraiture, working exclusively with analog photography.

She opened her eponymous design studio in Paris in 2014. Shapes and colors inspire her work, and her aesthetic combines vintage and contemporary styles. As of this writing, her most noted design has been the hand-woven Sputnik series (2014), a collection of lamps that feature patterns of colorful yarn drawn tautly around geometric frames.