Hélène Paulette Côté is a multiple award-winning Creative Director and graphic designer with an Emmy award, two Emmy nominations, and three Cannes Lions to her name. Originally from Montréal where she studied fine art and design, she managed both large and small creative groups for world-wide agencies in New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her work and leadership have helped put companies like Mercedes-Benz, Proctor & Gamble Microsoft, Chase Bank, DirectTV, and the US Navy at the creative forefront.
Throughout her career Hélène pursued her artistic career as a printmaker, turning a few of her prints into commercial projects for Heineken, Mum's Champagne, and a series printed on metal for installation in a Montréal Bar. Her art has been shown around the world including the prestigious Salon d'Automne in Paris. She is currently represented by the KALA Gallery in Berkeley, CA.
Ms. Côté recently partnered with the Jazz Marketing Agency Morphist to form a copy/marketing and design team, creating CD packaging and online marketing materials for various Jazz/music clients like Jimmy Haslip, Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, John Scofield, Gary Novak, Gary Waldman, Kirk Covington, Tierney Sutton, Vince Mendoza, Scott Kinsey, Joyce Cooling, SFJazz, The Blue Note, The Brubeck Institute, Mack Avenue Records, San Jose Jazz Festival, Stanford Jazz and The California Jazz Conservatory.