Design Manager. New York City, NY, USA

I make ideas tangible. I am a creative with advanced experience in project management, ID and now UX. A disruptive problem solver with strong learning appetite and excellent team-work skills. I have worked for Design Consultancies, Architecture firms and International Corporations. I like legos too. 

Professional Experience
MakerBot Industries (New York City, U.S.A.)  | Creative Director
October 2019 - Present  I work with both the Engineering and Marketing teams developing product, UX and stories, and front end User Interfaces for our existing and in-development 3D printers. This also includes software updates for our existing web and mobile assets. 
MakerBot Industries (New York City, U.S.A.)  | Senior Industrial Designer
November 2016 - October 2019 (Product, concept, and research development)  Development of the METHOD 3D printing platform incuding UX and UI development for the connected ecosystem experience.
Steelcase Inc. (Michigan, U.S.A.)  |  Senior Industrial Designer
June 2014 - November 2016 – (Product, concept, and research development) Concept development and work with several R+D teams within Steelcase including Turnstone, Coalesse, and Integrated Technology. Digital prototypi
ng and internal concept pitch.  Integrated Tech projects included capacitive sensing, sensing in space, IoT and digital manufacturing.
ROJKIND Arquitectos (Mexico City, Mexico)  | Design Manager 
May 2013 - June 2014 – (Architectural development) Responsible for concept development and creative directionClient liaison, project pitch and business proposal Responsible for main design staff (3) and project consulting staff (15+) Urban furniture and bollard development for Ecobici, bike sharing program in Mexico City, and Mercado Roma mixed-use development among others. 
AGENT Strategic Intelligence Embassy (Mexico)  |  Industrial Designer
March 2010 - May 2013 – (Product, brand, and concept development) Project Manager for Transformadora Ciel for The Coca-Cola Company: Negotiated with client a two fold increase in budget to a total investment of 1.1 million USD Achieved brand’s goal to position Ciel as the #1 sustainable brand in Mexico according to IPSOS. Project Manager for Caterpillar Panamá developing innovation strategies and rebranding strategies for regional offices: Developed brand identity for the biggest national effort in office increase and brand positioning for Ecuador and Panamá branches.

Master in Business Innovation  |End: June 2015
Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey (CEDIM)  GPA:94/100 Awarded MASISA Detona Grant and seed funding regarding parametric design thesis.
Bachelor in Industrial Design, graduated with honors  |  End: May 2011
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM-CCM) GPA:91/100 Awarded Best Prospect Bachelor Student Scholarship regarding outstanding academic performance 
International Design Semester Program. (Denmark)  |  End: May 2009
Copenhagen University College of Engineering (IHK) Joint project with SIEMMENS DK and Arhus University regarding electric car deployment and smart grid implementation for Copenhagen City Council

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