Pauline Mathiot | Graphic Designer & Photographer

From France

What is your role in the Salty Souls Experience?
I’m in charge of the graphic design aspect and the digital marketing of the Salty Souls. I guess my role is to maintain an authentic visual line and to transmit the great energies of the experience. Our world here is made of pastel colors and positive vibes, my aim is to design them through our communication.
What’s your background and how did you acquire those skills?
I’m graduated from a Graphic Design Master Degree. My work is inspired by my love for the ocean and the lights of the sun, which creates a certain poetry you can find along my universe. A magical ride through South America gave a new sense to my art, creating meaningful content and aligning authentic values. I realize projects of Photography and Visual Identity, specialized in Corporate Design and Edition.  20 years of living near the ocean took me where I am now: chasing waves as I chase projects related to surfing.
What’s your biggest challenge within the Salty Souls Experience?
I imagine being a Salty Girl means surfing, doing yoga and having a great nutrition. Alright for the two first points, looks like the third one needs to be review: as a classic frenchy girl, not sure my addiction for croissant fits !
Ninja super skill people don’t know you possess?
When I find a song I adore, I can listen to it over and over for weeks. Without getting bored. Yep. And I can talk about a movie in much more time than it lasted. Without getting bored. Yep bis.
What is your favorite place in the world, and why?
I haven’t traveled enough to define my favorite place in the world, but let me describe the one in my head: it’s a tiny village, there are some fishing boats docked and this wave, a bit far from the coast, alone in the middle of the ocean. Turquoise, translucent, slowly breaking, and I can dance on my board. Golden sand and wooden house, old books, fruits, the smell of cinnamon. Music on a vinyl disc and my camera next to a sweet cocktail. I’ll tell you when I’ll find it, I promise!
What gets you the most excited in life?
Knowing that our entire life can really change in a year. We just gotta love ourselves enough to know we deserve more, be brave enough to demand more, and be disciplined enough to actually work for more. I truly believe the world is in our hands, and we can reach the summit we want. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? The proof we can reach every summit is here: I still don’t know why but one day, in Bolivia, I decided to climb a 6088 meters (19 974 ft) mountain. So I think my dad would say during these three days of ascent, I was the craziest 23 years old girl!