PROFILE

I am a Spatial Designer with a great passion for design, architecture, animation and the arts. I am in the third year of my masters in Spatial Design with a minor in Creative Sustainability at Aalto University. I am currently working on my MA thesis which is about integrating citizens participation into city planning strategies.

Sustainability is a crucial element in my work and, I believe, a principal driver for design development. My personal ambition is to understand conceptual challenges in Spatial, Product and Service Design, contextualized by culture and sustainability. As part of my work I am also interested in exploring and understanding cultures different to my own.

I am friendly, energetic, outgoing and trustworthy, eager to broaden my knowledge with ongoing learning. I am very hard working and have excellent creative skills.

EDUCATION

THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. Copenhagen - DENMARK.
MA DEPARTMENT 8: ARCHITECTURE, EXPERIMENT AND TECHNOLOGY 2012. Exchange program.

AALTO UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF ARTS, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE (TAIK), Helsinki - FINLAND.
MA SPATIAL DESIGN, Minor in CREATIVE SUSTAINABILITY 2010-2013

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA, Bogotá - COLOMBIA.
BA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. 2004-2009

COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION

BAUHAUS DESSAU, Dessau - GERMANY.
SUMMER SCHOOL. ENERGY LANDSCAPES 3.0. 2011

VTT Certificate. VTT project Digital Decoration. Helsinki - FINLAND.
Use of digital inkjet technology in 3d object decoration. 2011

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA. Bogotá - COLOMBIA.
Post Graduate EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION. 2009

SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN London - ENGLAND.
ANIMATED CHARACTER DESIGN. 2008

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Nendo. Tokyo - JAPAN.
2-2-16-5f Shimomeguro Meguro-Ku. Tel: +81 366613750.
I worked as intern assiting interior and exhibition design for brands such as Theory and Tods. I worked as part of a small Japanese team in a very local environment as the only foreigner. February - April, 2013

BLACK + BLUM. London - ENGLAND.
2.07 Oxo Tower Wharf. Bargehouse Street. Tel: +44 2076330022.
I joined the studio as intern to develop a variaty of projects focused on packaging and graphic design, and every saturday as salesman. I faced design process from sketching to manufacture and quality control. June - September, 2011

ORUGA TOUCHING DREAMS. Bogotá - COLOMBIA.
Cra. 16 No. 85-12 Tel: +571 6104979
I worked on advertisement for clients such as Hyundai, as well as on animation and 3d modeling for TV adverts. 2009-2010

INTERPOLAR LTDA. Bogotá - COLOMBIA.
Address: Cll 108 No. 51- 81 Tel: +571 2564337
I worked doing architectural drawings of public schools in the south of Bogotá. I was part of a multidisciplinary team, among architects, engineers and designers. 2007

SKILLS

Languages:
Spanish: Native speaker.
English: Advanced level.
Finnish: Basic level.
German: Basic level.
Ideation, Sketch and Conceptual Design.
Design Sofware Knowlegde: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, IIlustrator, Flash, Premiere, 3D Max, Maya, Solid Works, AutoCad and Microsoft Office Suite.

Related interests: Photography and illustration.

RECOGNITIONS

1st place, Nordic Architecture and Design Competition. Sibelius Hall, Lahti. As part of the World Design Capital Helsinki.
Project: Block by block. 2012

Scholarship given by "Colfuturo" to the best colombian students to study abroad. 2010

Scholarship in the 2009-3 period, because of my high average grades score (5 of 5 possible points). 2009

1st place, ecological design – "Ecosello". PAD AWARDS.
Project: "Ecocorps", Coffin: The Divine. 2007

EXHIBITIONS

NEW LUXURY, Bank of Sustainability project.
Galleria Johan S. Helsinki, FINLAND. 09 - 27 of MAY .2012

ÜBER LEBENSKUNST, Energy Organism project.
Berlin, GERMANY. 17 - 22 of AUG .2011

WHERE IS THE MUSEUM?, Bridge the Museum project.
Laituri, HELSINKI FINLAND. 24 of MAY - 11 of JUNE 2011

MIKZER FESTIVAL, Ghost Project Winner
Belgrade, SERBIA. 25 - 29 of MAY 2011

3rd Awards of Experimental Animation.
Participation. Animation's title: "Once upon a time..."
Cinemateca Distrital, Bogotá - COLOMBIA. 2008

EXTRAS

User driven innovation workshop. Cooperation between Aalto University, Tongji University and Audi. Shanghai - CHINA.
Project: Luxury Interior - Concept: One. OCT 2012

D10 Talk. Space for selected students to show their projects. The Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, School of Design. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Project showed: Bank of Sustainability. 23rd of MAY 2012