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Marie Piet

Design Strategist


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  • Food Design
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Design
  • Packaging
  • Art Direction
  • Food Styling

Work history


Design strategist

Nestlé Purina

Oct 2014
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Full Time
  • As a design strategist I have 3 roles : - lead design thinking in our long term innovation projects, through a close collaboration with R&D, Marketing and Consumer Insight. Coordinate with Industrial Design agencies or freelancers to turn concepts into reality, through design iterations and prototyping. - lead design in prioritised shorter term brand projects. - grow the innovation culture, through the organisation of events, conferences and new ways of working. Markets : Europe, Middle East, North Africa


Head of Design

Nestlé Chocolate of Excellence

Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
  • 1636 Broc, Switzerland
  • Full Time
  • I joined The Chocolate Centre of Excellence at its opening. My role, outside of creating the department and recruiting the team (up to 4 designers), was : - management of product and graphic design competencies to support global Research & Development projects, focused on chocolate - design of product and packaging - coordination of partnerships with design schools - management of continuous innovation and implementation of an innovation process - artistic direction and design of Maison Cailler, online premium chocolates brand. I managed the branding, all the physical elements (chocolates, packaging, accessories), and the brand touchpoints, both boutique and web. Markets : France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Brazil, for the biggest projects.




May 2008 - Jul 2009
  • 60000 Beauvais, France
  • Full Time
  • Worldwide packaging and product projects focused on ice cream : Mövenpick, Extrême, Dreyer’s, La Laitière, etc. Markets : Europe, Latin America, North America




Jan 2006 - Apr 2008
  • Paris, France
  • Full Time
  • • Development of food concepts for international food and beverage industries (McDonald’s, McCain, Coca-Cola, Cargill, Triballat, Martini, ...). From the food concept to its communication, work on each step of the project : food prototype,CAD, packaging, branding, POS,... • Food trends researches through worldwide trips and food conceptualisation.




Jan 2003 - Jan 2006
  • Freelance
  • Product Design, Graphic Design, Packaging Alain Mikli and Grand Vision International Supply , Plan Créatif, Pôle Génie Civil Ouest, restaurant «chez Bruno», Nextage and Absolut and Campari, ...