Claude started his career as a still photographer, shooting rock stars in Los Angeles. He then moved to New York where he worked for Condé Nast Publication and shot for various magazines like Glamour, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle and harper Bazaar. His distinctive style led to several print advertising campaigns for such clients as Covergirl, Maybeline, the Woolmark, Dupont, Converse, Saks fifth avenue and Bloomingdales.

It was Blooningdales who gave him the opportunity to venture into the world of commercials and he went on to direct several highly acclaimed commercials for them. His success as a director encouraged him to open his own production company in New York with producer Jill Henry .For eight years at Mougin/Henry a steady flow of commercials were done for various clients as VISA, ATT, MCI, Playtex, Blue Cross, Caress, Secret, Maybeline, Cover Girl, Sears, Loréal and many others, some of them awarded (Gold at the international New York film festival for Fasolino and for Maybeline in Chicago).

At the time Europe started calling, Claude was ready for a change of air and Germany became his new patron. He is now living in France between Paris and Toulouse and works for several German production companies. His style focuses on emotional intimate and natural story telling films covering large fields as food, children, pharmaceutics and public service announcements. Claude is fluent in German, French and English and is a father of three children, Solange, Zoé and Jean.

Filmography USA:
Acura / ATT / Bloomingdales / Blue cross / Braun / Converse / Coppertone / Caress / Cheerios / Cover Girl / Care / Coty / Braun / Culligan / Crayola / Kool aid / Kraft / Aids prevention / Fasolino / Finesse / Gilette / Maalox / MCI / Maybeline / Motorola / Norelco / NY Telephone / Parliament / Playtex / Red Cross / Sears / Secret / Sunsilk / Spray and Wash / Stride right / Target / Tylenol / VISA / Woolite / Wella / Xerox and more.

Filmography GERMANY
Schwarzkopf / Coppenrath und Wiese / Reinert / BVA / Erasco / Deichmann / Persil / Jade / Lenor / Letta / Ratiopharm / Fenistil / Bepanthen / BSK / Talcid / Mon Cheri / Nivea / Ouzo / Sandoz / Ferrero / Kraft / Findus / Demak’up / Bebe young care / Loreal Kids and more.