François Lelong was born in Paris. He learn graphic arts and various pictorial techniques at the École Supérieure ESTIENNE des Arts et Industries Graphiques, and at the École Supérieure d'Arts Appliqués DUPERRE in Paris. He first focused his career in advertising as an Art Director, working for some of the biggest advertising agencies in Paris. Without leaving aside his artistic expression, he developed his talent as an illustrator and painter, inspired mainly by music and contemporary culture. His pictorial images are energetic and expressive which gives to his creations a contagious vibration.