Richard Zielenkiewicz, a.k.a. Monsieur Z, is a French artist best known for his jet-set inspired illustrations. His simple yet sophisticated work reflects his ongoing fascination with the retro sensibility of 1960s Hollywood, Neutra architecture, and the French Riviera. Combining elements of graphic design and architecture with an effortless sense of style, he has become one of the most celebrated artists on the illustration scene today. After studying graphic design and 3D computer graphics at l'École Supérieure des Arts et Industries Graphiques in Paris, and later working as a director of art and commercial animation, Monsieur Z now lives and works in the South of France. He collaborates consistently with top brands like Redken, Lexus, Evian, Bombay Gin, Hasbro, Elle, Glamour, Cannes Film Festival, and Guess, and has been the artist behind numerous animated French cartoon series. His first animated movie, French Riviera, produced by Luc Besson, is in the works.