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 11 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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  • Alexandre
  • Christelle
  • Cédric
  • Jakob
  • Michaël
  • Christophe Miville
  • Auriana
  • Piotr
  • Barbara
  • Julia
  • Guillaume

Alexandre

 
My power at Graf Miville
To negotiate with web developers
At Graf Miville, I mostly
To design web interfaces
My superpower
To give an imitation of Donald duck while moving my ears (yeah, I can make it)
I like
Everything that has wheels and an engine
I admire
My wife, my everything
Nickname
Too many if you want my opinion
What no-one knows about me
I don't like coffee but instead I prefer sugar with a bit of coffee in it
My life as a film?
Gone in 60 seconds
Golden rule?
Never trust the easy-opening label
The best thing in life is...
Sundays wearing my PJ’s all day long
The web is...
Without any limits

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...

Cédric

 
My power at Graf Miville
Being able to deal with all technologies
At Graf Miville, I mostly
All I can so everything goes well :)
My superpower
Avoiding conflicts
I like
My wife and my dog
I admire
People who pursue and achieve their dreams
Nickname
Ced
What no-one knows about me
I'm a fan of e-sport
My life as a film?
Braveheart
Golden rule?
Always do my best
The best thing in life is...
Holidays
The web is...
A world full of opportunities but eventually my job :)

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®

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

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!

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

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

Barbara

 
My power at Graf Miville
To aggregate social media content
At Graf Miville, I mostly
To assist our clients in designing their digital strategy
My superpower
To pick up the phone as fast as Flash
I like
Summertime by the sea in the south of France
I admire
Entrepreneurs
Nickname
So many, but please don’t call me bab’s!
What no-one knows about me
I hate flip-flops
My life as a film?
When Harry met Sally
Golden rule?
Work hard, be responsible
The best thing in life is...
My family
The web is...
An opportunity to always learn and progress

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

Guillaume

 
My power at Graf Miville
Managing the firewall
At Graf Miville, I mostly
Full-stack development and web technology watch
My superpower
Debugging applications
I like
Watching a great American TV show while having a platter of French cheese (from Jura to be precise)
I admire
Visionnaries and entrepreneurs
What no-one knows about me
Nothing interesting
My life as a film?
No idea ! I like Gladiator
Golden rule?
Never go live without testing before
The best thing in life is...
Probably vacations and learning new things
The web is...
First and foremost a passion

Interested in joining the Graf Miville team?

We are hiring a:

an UI/UX designer
(80-100%)
View this job offer
a digital marketing intern (4-6 months)
View this job offer
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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