Introducing the Nominees for the 2017 Gymnasium Excellence in Learning Award: Romuald Tisserand

Romuald Tisserand is one of four nominees selected for our Gymnasium Excellence in Learning Award. This award is sponsored by Aquent and Vitamin T and serves to spotlight a Europe-based individual who has demonstrated enthusiasm and initiative for learning in 2016. With a prize of a trophy as well as the coveted Standards Collection of ebooks from our friends at A Book Apart, the award both recognizes the hard work of the honoree and equips them with the tools necessary to assist them in continuing their efforts. Though Laure Navarro was ultimately named the winner, read on to learn why Romuald and his work caught our attention.

Romuald initially started taking courses at Gymnasium to gain new skills and satisfy his curiosity about web development and user experience (UX) design, and he found that the classes were “the most accessible I’ve found; really well set up and with a good difficulty pace.” The UX Fundamentals course in particular helped him master the craft and pass the entry exam at Gobelins, a renowned Paris-based graphic arts school.

In addition to completing our Responsive Web Design, UX Fundamentals, and Javascript Foundations courses, Romuald has produced a variety of projects that can be seen on his GitHub page and his company’s website. Romuald plans to enroll in additional Gymnasium classes with the goal of learning more about coding and creating user interfaces.