Jean-Yves Le Porcher was born in 1967 in Normandy in France.
He spent his childhood building sheds in the forest and playing with the children that his mother looked after as a child minder. In 1983 he was employed as a presenter for a local radio and started his training in Applied Arts and video.
In 1987, he was admitted to the ENSAAMA (National School of Arts of Paris) in Product Design. Meanwhile, he set up his own radio program on Ouï FM which presented new trends in both music and design.
In 1989, he met Marianne Guély and Alain Pineau, both students at the ENSAAMA. Together they founded a research group named 'Pleats and Folds Design'.
The aim of the group was to demonstrate the added value of design by creating products executed by means of pleats and folds, a 'cheap' technique, industrially very economical.
The objects which were thus created by the group ( hats, games, loudspeakers, postcards ...) were very sucessful both with different publishers and the press.
In 1993 he set up a design agency with Alain Pineau.
Together they worked in varied fields, particularly on products for children. This specialisation, which they acquired by working with teams of child psychiatrists, neurobiologists, coordinators of Montessori schools, introduced them to some of the leading French and international firms : Fischer Price, Nestlé, Kickers, Jeux Nathan, Ravensburger, France Telecom, Deutsche Grammophon ....
In 2000 Jean-Yves signed a single at Mercury/Universal with Fred Bargain, produced by François Millet.
The Datafolk project (a blend of folk music and electronical sounds) was acclaimed by the press. He composed the songs, designed the graphic universe and supervised the artistic direction of the clip. The single "If Only" ended up Number 1 on several radios, and was later used by Danone for the Taillefine commercial.
In 2002 he decided with Alain Pineau to create a TV series for children, exploiting different aspects of their previous experiences : the "Cotoons".
This project was launched in 2003 and proposed a global brand : 5 books, 70 toys and 26 seven-minute series shown amongst others on France 5, TV Ontario, and Radio Canada.
The TV program, of which he signed the music with Alex Jaffray, won the top award of Canadian television and the range of toys was rewarded the top ‘toy award’ in France.
In 2007, he left the design agency Pineau & Le Porcher.
Currently, he shares his time between his musical and audiovisual projects, and his activities as a consultant in design management for leading international brands.