Born and raised in Annecy, Forest discovered his first love before he could even write: drawing. This passion led him to Paris to study design and took him around Europe, ultimately settling back into Parisian life where he started his own design studio, Forest & Giaconia, with interior and product designer Clementine Giaconia.

It is for his drawings that he is best known however, with a cult-like following for his deceptively simple figurative drawings that stretches across the globe, with over 3 000 people having also tattooed his designs on their bodies. Forest’ dedicates his time to his passion in his Parisian studio in Montparnasse, in the 15th arrondissement.