Claudine Boeglin

multimedia creative and founder Dandy Vagabonds Ltd., France

Claudine Boeglin © Sebastiaan Deerenberg

Claudine Boeglin is a creative director in digital and print media, working with international brands and teams.

Boeglin has experience in print and online media with a background in visual language and a creative network. She conceives and develops creative media concepts. Her focus on independent journalism and what Colors coined as 'anthro-pop-journalism' has brought about collaborations with humanists, visionaries and iconoclasts.

Boeglin debuted as a photo producer for French Elle. In 1995, she became managing editor of Colors and followed the magazine to Italy, a year later. In 1999, she joined the launch team of, where she defined its visual language, managed the editorial team and conceived the first multimedia prototypes. In 2002, she moved to Kabul to design and develop a magazine for Afghan children with NGO Aina, a non-profit for 'independent media' founded by photojournalist Reza Deghati. In 2003, for non-profit EMDH, she co-edited the book Afghan Children Bear Witness, a collection of 37 interviews of children, telling of their life under Taliban rule. In 2004, she joined Magnum Photos in New York, as the creative director.

She is the co-founder of Magnum In Motion, Magnum's multimedia digital studio. In 2007, she built her label, Dandy Vagabonds, to collaborate with more than one entity. She develops concepts for sites and video production for Human Rights Watch,, and Saatchi & Saatchi. In 2008, she directed the multimedia campaign 'Access To Life,' commissioned to Magnum by The Global Fund, and covering the US presidential elections with Magnum in Motion.

In 2010, Boeglin moved to London to join the Thomson Reuters Foundation ( as the multimedia director. She resigns in June 2014 and becomes @dandyvagabond on Twitter, crosses America in a Mini Cooper (no camera) and falls in love with Palermo. She travels to Beirut, covers Syrian stories in the Bekaa Valley with photographer Vianney Le Caer. Her Seagate drive crashes when she returns. When called as a mentor in multimedia workshops, she now starts her interventions with: ’The right to fail’.


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Multimedia producer Claudine Boeglin discusses the potential of multimedia and the importance of recognizing those who work in the medium.

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