Profile

Who are we?

Graf Miville is a digital agency based in Geneva, Switzerland. It was created by two pixel addicts, Patrick Graf and Christophe Miville, who now head the agency as partners.
Comfortably housed in the former BAT 43 cigarette plant in the Acacias district, the agency relies on its 12 employees who specialise in digital and interactive media.

8 truths about Graf Miville

4 key principles

1
A unified, stable
and cohesive team

It takes time to get an artistic director to work together efficiently with a developer. It's essential to have a project manager who can assure project continuity. This makes a stable and cohesive team essential.

Our rule at Graf Miville is to work a four-day week. A balanced life and reasonable working hours are a few of the ingredients for building a solid, highly motivated team.

2
True expertise
within the agency itself

Our entire team is based in Geneva, Switzerland. That means there are no subcontractors or branches in India or Eastern Europe, and no freelancers who disappear after two months.

At Graf Miville, communication is one of our golden rules. We're always available if you need to finalise a project with a developer, or brainstorm with our creative team. We can meet up for coffee at any time to talk about your project.

3
Tailor-made
solutions

Each client and each project is unique.

At Graf Miville, we don't use a cookie-cutter, systematic approach. We develop and implement tailor-made solutions that meet our clients' true needs and requirements.

4
Unwavering
availability

We're always available for our clients, and not just for new projects.

At Graf Miville, we fix every bug until not a single one remains - no matter how long it may take, and at no cost to you. We produce reliable solutions with guaranteed support.

Our culture:

4 days a week

At Graf Miville, every employee can work four days a week. Sports, music, writing, personal projects, children... A good work-life balance means our employees always feel fresh and available when focusing on our clients and their projects.

Our culture:

Close to our clients

The entire Graf Miville team is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Need to finalise a project with a developer? Need to arrange a brainstorming session with the creative team? Let’s meet up for a coffee and discuss it. It's so much simpler that way!

Our culture:

We think digital

Thanks to our expertise and skills, we offer our clients a full range of digital solutions and services. We co-ordinate your entire digital project by working closely with our partners: photographers, video artists, writers, translators, illustrators, etc.

Our culture:

Your projects,
step by step

Assessing the client's actual needs is a crucial phase. We devote all our resources to targeting and defining them precisely. It's often better to focus first on the client's fundamental needs before testing and assessing the results in order to build a relevant solution, step by step.

Our culture:

Multiple languages,
for a better understanding

We speak French, English, (Swiss) German, Italian and Russian. This multicultural, multilingual environment allows us to meet the strategic needs of our clients. With the help of our partners, we design and develop solutions in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Swahili or even Romansch...

Our culture:

Listening patiently

We spend a lot of time with our clients. Understanding their business, defining their specific needs, setting realistic objectives, understanding the details of a project... These are all part of our approach.

Our culture:

Demystifying
the digital world

We believe that sharing knowledge is essential. The jargon of this business is filled with barbaric terms, incomprehensible abbreviations, enigmatic expressions and mysterious formulas. Our role is to design projects that are accessible, understandable and transparent.

Our culture:

Always connected

We listen, watch, read and follow what's being said, written and done in the digital world. This allows us to offer our clients projects that reflect current trends, technologies and needs.

A cohesive team

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  • Patrick Graf
  • Julia
  • Michaël
  • Jakob
  • Maxime
  • Auriana
  • Christophe Miville
  • Kevin
  • Christelle
  • Kevin
  • Alejandra
  • Piotr

Patrick Graf

partner
Patrick studied graphic design at the Ecole Cantonale des Beaux-Arts de Zurich. He then worked for several years as an artistic director in advertising in Lausanne and Geneva (Publicis Group, Bozell Advertising, McCann-Erickson). In 1997, he created Grafit Design, a graphic design studio specialising in the design and implementation of interactive projects.

But on Mondays, he writes articles for his blog, listens to the latest Tom Waits album, or scours the web for new trends.
My power at Graf Miville
absolute derision
At Graf Miville, I mostly
answer telephones
My superpower
having all the most amazing superpowers but not using them because I’m not a show-off
I like
rock music
I admire
Waits, Dylan, Cave, Hooker, and all the other madmen
Nickname
Grafit
What no-one knows about me
that I have the superpower of detecting morons from 100 metres away
My life as a film?
Bagdad Café
Golden rule?
No politics, no religion
The best thing in life is...
“Like a Rolling Stone” by Dylan
The web is...
the best thing that’s happened to humanity

Julia

 
My power at Graf Miville
Stimulating interactions in order to enforce target audience commitment, via user-friendly wireframes
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Do crisis-anticipation
My superpower
Vulgarise the answer from the developer to the client
I like
To delicately savour 3.5 kilos of chocalate at 10:30 pm
I admire
My finely dust-studded vacuum cleaner
Nickname
You tell me!
What no-one knows about me
I like defining, organising and coordinating a set of activities, with the aim of going on holidays that are consistent with specific demands such as timing, funds and means
My life as a film?
Sissi impératrice
Golden rule?
The urgent is already done, the impossible is in the making, miracles take a little longer
The best thing in life is...
To attire myself in a new dress
The web is...
A collective work of art

Michaël

 
My power at Graf Miville
Passing myself off as a 12-year-old kid with my orange backpack
At Graf Miville, I mostly
do websites
My superpower
Being a rich, handsome celebrity, right?
I like
Sports, cars etc...
I admiree
The family...
Nickname
Micka
What no-one knows about me
I’m easily mistaken for being shy...
My life as a film?
Goal !
Golden rule?
Dare telling the truth, nothing’s worth a lie.
The best thing in life is...
Getting up every Monday to go to work
The web is...
A passion that keeps evolving

Jakob

 
My power at Graf Miville
To create!
At Graf Miville, I mostlyt
Creating...
My superpower
Remain calm under any circumstance...
I like
le Tabasco®
I admire
The Swedish Royal Family
Nickname
Jax
What no-one knows about me
I play golf...
My life as a film?
Songs from the second floor
Golden rule?
If you’ve got nothing to say it’s best to stay quiet
The best thing in life is...
Music
The web is...
A great place for buying special editions of Tabasco®

Maxime

 
My power at Graf Miville
Capture the important moments
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Websites
My superpower
I’m a fire breather
I like
Burgers, waffles and Coke
I admire
The way that Graf Miville presents its employees
Nickname
Haha… !
What no-one knows about me
My car has been invaded by stuffed animals
My life as a film?
A Beautiful Mind
Golden rule?
Never re-invent the wheel
The best thing in life is...
Waking up in the morning next to the person you love
The web is...
My passion since I was a kid

Auriana

 
My power at Graf Miville
Decide the fate of each pixel of a webpage
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Blink at the screen
My superpower
Survive in a male environment…and liking the ambiance !
I like
Chocolate, but not just any. And the forgotten semi colons that miraculously make my code errors disappear
I admire
My big sister…in secret
Nickname
Auri, Nughi and Pupu (the two latter being reserved for a very small, chosen group)
What no-one knows about me
I’ve practised Judo for years…and have only bad memories of it
My life as a film?
A movie where you ask yourself how it will (and can) end, comic in its naivity
Golden rule?
Give your best. At least try
The best thing in life is...
A moment of silence after two hours in public transport
The web is...
An incredible way of expressing all sorts of creativity

Christophe Miville

partner
Christophe studied architecture in Geneva. He joined the web department of Eicon Technology/Dialogic in Montreal, before collaborating with the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in Geneva. In 1999, he founded azatech.net, an independent studio specialising in digital technology.

On Fridays, he goes hiking in the Alps, takes his boat out on Lake Geneva, reads comic books, or takes care of his daughter.
My power at Graf Miville
having someone make me toast with Cenovis spread
At Graf Miville, I mostly
take part in arguments
My superpower
detecting non-aligned pixels
I like
great meals
I admire
the sunset over Lake Geneva during the cocktail hour
Nickname
none that I know
What no-one knows about me
the less people know about me, the better I feel!
My life as a film?
On the Road
Golden rule?
everything’s possible
The best thing in life is...
a good meal with good wine
The web is...
only the beginning, we haven’t seen anything yet!

Kevin

 
My power at Graf Miville
Everyday learning
At Graf Miville, I mostly
E-marketing and social media strategies
My superpower
Working on very different types of projects
I like
Analyzing the world around me to better understand it
I admire
Elon Musk, Guy Ritchie, Roger Federer
Nickname
Kenji
What no-one knows about me
I’m not a a morning person
My life as a film?
Snatch
Golden rule?
You have to put money aside in order to have some in front of you
The best thing in life is...
Eating !
The web is...
An indefinite source of information

Christelle

 
My power at Graf Miville
Soften the developpers to get what I want
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Project management and client relations
My superpower
My smile and my good mood (at every challenge)
I like
Pancakes with Nutella…or Nutella with pancakes
I admire
The beatuty and the diversity of nature
Nickname
(Censored)
What no-one knows about me
...can be found on Google ! (For the curious)
My life as a film?
Seven Pounds
Golden rule?
Do it with passion, or not at all
The best thing in life is...
Feeling alive
The web is...
Our everydax Swiss Army Knife...

Kevin

 
My power at Graf Miville
Finding solutions to problems that don’t yet exist
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Make noise by hammering on my keyboard, while hoping to achieve the desired result
My superpower
Always being in the know about the latest novelties and new movements on the web
I like
Learning and testing new things. And, incidentally, the after-work cocktails
I admire
Stanley Kubrick, Tolkien, John Resig and Larry Page
Nickname
None of them will be revealed
What no-one knows about me
Cooking is my favourite pastime, and contrary to popular belief about developers I drink little coffee
My life as a film?
A Clockwork Orange
Golden rule?
Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler
The best thing in life is...
Fridays
The web is...
A passion, a source of inspiration but above all, a fresco in constant evolution to which we contribute every day

Alejandra

 
My power at Graf Miville
I’m still finding out…
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Design
My superpower
I’m always in a good mood
I like
Theatre
I admire
Ingenuity
Nickname
Ale
What no-one knows about me
I learned how to ski at 27
My life as a film?
A musical comedy! Or a Gondry-movie
Golden rule?
Always think before you speak. Or try to…
The best thing in life is...
Being surprised
The web is...
An alliance of form and function

Piotr

 
My power at Graf Miville
representing the trade union
At Graf Miville, I mostly
research new technologiess
My superpower
having ALL the Apple products before they’re officially announced
I like
taking care of my zen garden
I admire
a good sense of humour
Nickname
el compulso
What no-one knows about me
knowing nothing more than what we already know
My life as a film?
South Park
The best thing in life is...
winning the lottery
The web is...
a beginning

Interested in joining the Graf Miville team?

We are hiring:

a full-stack web developer (80%-100%)
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You're a project manager, artistic director, SEO/SEM specialist, web/iOS/Android developer, Motion designer, community manager, account manager, trainee or apprentice with a thirst for knowledge:
Send us your application (CV + portfolio) by e-mail to job@grafmiville.ch
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