Who are Les Fées Hilares?
Marie: I trained as a clinical psychologist, and had been working 8 years in a toy and games library when I had an opportunity to work for an editor, Spear’s Games that had just been bought by Mattel. After several years in product development I moved on to a marketing position at Mattel France, then with Goliath. I started my marketing consultancy in 2009 and the inventing activity has grown since the success of Barbecue Party.
Steffanie: I answered a product development ad that called for manual dexterity and said you needed to enjoy playing. My friends were a bit worried it was a dodgy ad, worded like that! I only got the job because I’m bilingual French/English, I think. It was a small company so my job description was long, and that was great because it taught me so much that my studies hadn’t. No surprise, since I had studied Latin and Greek. That company became part of Spear’s Games then Mattel. Later on, I worked for Creata on the McDonald’s and Kellogg’s accounts in France. Fantastic job where I got to meld my creative soul and tap-dancing (aka client presentation) skills with a bunch of brilliant people both client and agency-side.