As a writer, she has published several books, such as a monograph of the artist Flore Sigrist, the collection of short stories Apocalypse entre deux eaux (Corridor Elephant), the novel Morphée (Editions Artisfolio) and the audio books L'épopée de Noé and Garance et le Maître des couleurs (Les Mots en soie Editions). She has also contributed, as an author, to the documentary T'est qui toi? presented at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. In 2018, she published an essay on crowdfunding published by the Presses Universitaires de France. She also works on transmedia projects, NORD SUD (web book and leporello) published in 2019 and ARBRES-MONDES (web book, augmented fresco, giant pop-up book, sound trail) produced in 2021. She is currently working on a project to record and translate Socotri poetry from Yemen and to write a documentary on Socotra’s dragon tree. She has worked in several art galleries and is president of the association La Plume de Paon which works towards the development of the audio book and published the first guide of French speaking audiobooks publishers.
Since 2010, she has been working on «The challenges of the digital transition in the cultural field» in several Master’s and MBA programs, including a Master’s in Politics and Culture Management at the IEP in Strasbourg. She is also the founder of the training and consultancy agency NUMERED Conseil dedicated to professionals of the cultural field confronted to the digital transition. In this capacity, she regularly works with several regional institutions for books and for the Institut Français, in France and internationally.
Elsa is a multidisciplinary artist: illustrator, pop-up engineer, director and author. She graduated from a DNSEP at the H.E.A.R. in Strasbourg. Her works invite the audience to immerse themselves in narrative, dreamlike and poetic universes with mythological influences. She likes to play with the boundaries between fiction and reality.
Elsa has created many animated artist books and illustrated books, and has been published in France, Germany and distributed internationally. Her artist’s books have been exhibited in museums, fairs and media libraries, such as in the United States in New York at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, in Prague at the B1 Centre for contemporary design, in Italy at Milan Design Week, in France at the Malraux media library in Strasbourg. In 2013, she won the BEST INTERACTIV BOOK Prize from the ART BOOK WANTED in Prague for her sculpture book Cannes 08.09.
In 2016, she illustrated the book Yoga Für Kinder published by Prestel. In 2018 and 2019, her triangular youth books Peek-a who? and Peek-a-who too? were published by Minedition in Germany, France, the USA, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and China. They received many enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, News & Observers, as well as awards. In 2021 she created illustrations for the book Pages d'arbres, shortlisted at the Bologna International Book Fair for the BOLOGNARAGAZZI CROSSMEDIA AWARD 2022. She works on collective transmedia projects such as “ARBRESMONDES”, with a transversal approach to artistic disciplines. Her collective work l’ombre magique, an augmented reality fresco, was presented at the Sélestat Contemporary Art Biennial in 2021. She makes stop motion animated films for music videos, documentaries and personal projects. She regularly works with cultural structures for professional training in creative professions (pop-up books, DTP software) and for workshops and artistic mediation.