About me

'It is by forging that one becomes a blacksmith'.
-- French proverb

Hi there, my name is Yannik, a digital enthousiast. My area of focus has been Data Visualisation and Frontend Development. This is currently expressed through my work at the Esri's R&D as a frontend developper and Data Scientist for The Tao of Excellence.

I grew in a tiny village in the mountains. My childhood taught me to work with passion following craftsmen in my village. My education taught to think analyticly. A passion were born for Data Visualization and Information Design. I became a “websmith”.

Since then, I have worked alone, carrying customer projects from A to Z. I've joined one of the largest IT company's strategic department for which I learnt to extract actionable information from large data sets to present it for decision takers. I've learnt to build quickly large scale prototype as proof of concept, as well deliver polished visuals for large audience.

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May, 2017Until present
Frontend developper & map designerAt the Esri Zurich R&D Center

Within the Esri R&D Center, my main responsibility is to design and develop Esri’s default 3D web viewer on top of our JavaScript 3D API. I am also contributing to develop innovative app prototypes with the API to showcase the power of our tools.

Feb, 2018Until Feb, 2019
Data AnalystAt The Tao of Excellence

he Tao of Excellence helps its customers to go through the convoluted Medical Devices legislation and gives them strategical advices. I am helping with data and visualisations. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Aug, 2014Until Feb, 2019
Technology AnalystAt Cisco Strategic Organisation

At the Chief Strategy Office at Cisco, we explored new growth opportunities by creating Proof of Concepts and programs to accelerate technology trends such as Blockchain technologies and Docker Containers. My job were split between trying new technologies and advocating for them.

Feb, 2007Until Aug, 2014
Freelance webdesigner

Carried out more than 20 customer projects between 2007 until 2012 to sustain my studies. Most of the projects were web-based, from wine shops to luxurious hotel. Design were made from scratch specifically for my customers while the websites were delivered powered by various CMS and frameworks.


On the shores of Lake Geneva, I have graduated from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Interesting internship positions have notably brought me in other renown universities, like the Technion. During my studies, I was a teaching assistant for courses like "Graph Theory", "Signal Processing for communication" or "Computer Network".

About me


If I don't have a rugby match during the weekend, you will probably not see me. I seek solitude in remote mountains, weither it's while running, while mountainering or rock climbing [more]. Sometimes I paint, sometimes I photograph.

Why the blacksmith theme? Because I dreamed of becoming a blacksmith when I was a child. I'm sure now I became a blacksmith of the internet, a websmith.