My main goal as a designer is to create high quality products that are democratic, easy to use, environmental and socially aware, with a high aesthetic value and above all that are fun!

My main goal as a designer is to create high quality products that are democratic, easy to use, environmental and socially aware, with a high aesthetic value and above all that are fun!

I am a designer with 6+ years of work experience; over the short span of my career I have had the chance to collaborate with some great Mexican designers and to work for a variety of amazing companies and institutions.

I believe that designers as professionals move in a crossroad between art, technology and anthropology, I’ve always been marveled by objects that are unique, beautiful and useful and that reflect a part of who we are, and in that sense Japanese culture has always had a powerful magnetism over me, especially in the last years I’ve been researching and looking for meaning and answers to some of the aesthetical and philosophical questions that come with the practice of design, and looking for a deeper understanding I’ve come across valuable insights from the work of Japanese designers, craftsmen and thinkers.

EDUCATION
1987 Born in San Luis Potosí, México.
2011 Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design by the UASLP
2009 Exchange semester at Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2015 Japan International Cooperation Agency Trainee at Kyoto Institute of Technology under the Knowledge Co-Creation Program on Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship.

WORK
2016 Senior Graphic Designer at InterLatin
2015 Scholarship trainee on the Knowledge Co-Creation Program on Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship at Kyoto Institute of Technology organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency under the International Cooperation Program of the Government of Japan and the Mexican Council of Science and Technology.
2013 3D modelling workshop instructor (design lab) at Centro de las artes de San Luis Potosí Centenario
2012 Injection-molding project leader at Desin, project management for control panels mainly on the home appliance industry, hard tooling design and injection mold manufacturing supervision.
2011 Desigern at Kuche Haus, Kitchen design projects, specification, quotes and photorealistic renderings.
2010 Internship at Neko Design, Support on the industrial and graphic design departments on park signage projects, consumer products line, corporate identity and urban furniture. Responsibilities: specification and construction drawings, signage content, photorealistic renderings and general design tasks.

AWARDS
2007 Runner up in the National Award of Stainless Steel Design with the project “Chair and Ottoman” Award organized by CIDI UNAM and CENDI.

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES
2015  Kyoto: Visible and Invisible Structure by sound designer Yuri Suzuki, at Kyoto Institute of Technology.
2014  Whirlpool Opex and Six Sigma course.
2014  Digital Illustration Workshop by José Quintero at Center of the Arts of San Luis Potosí.
2013  Solid Edge Fundamentals, Mold Tooling Solid Edge and Manufacturing Fundamentals CAM Express courses.
2011  Participation on the “A+B=D” workshop at the Center of the Arts of San Luis Potosí Centenario by the Mexican designer Ariel Rojo.
Workshop winning product is currently in production by British company Kikkerland ®

EXHIBITIONS
2015 よう-よう You-You product design exhibition by Nakano Lab students of the Kyoto Institute of Technlogy at Kyoto Takashimaya department store.
2015 Kyoto: Visible and Invisible Structure with sound designer Yuri Suzuki at Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan
2015 De Dentro exhibition at Tokyo Design Week 2015. Tokyo, Japan.