Passioned for current design progression intending to realize thoughtful, sustainable design. Experienced in different design areas thanks to an open mind and dedication to the field. Looking for the essence of the form redefining the point of view in each piece.
Born in 1992 in Berlin, I had the privilege of spending my early years in Latin America (Colombia, Ibagué) until the age of eight. I later completed my elementary and secondary education at the Spanish-speaking European School in Berlin, with a one-year high school experience in Texas, USA. After graduating from the Marcel Breuer School in Berlin with a degree as a product design assistant, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Product Design at the University of Applied Sciences Coburg, Bavaria, which I completed in 2018. As part of my education, I studied the module „Introduction to Marketing“ at Manchester College for a month and did a six-month internship at Shakes Bkk design studio in Bangkok, Thailand. I also successfully participated in the Design Thinking program at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, developed at the renowned D.School in Stanford University.
Apart from these enriching experiences I’ve worked for Vojd Studios as Designer combining innovative technologies in the field of 3D printing and traditional quality craftsmanship aiming to redefine the way we think about design and introduce a new aesthetic to the luxury fashion industry. I’ve developed concepts and designs for leading fashion houses like KENZO, Acne Studios, Moncler and Burberry.
Following this experimental approach, I worked for New Swedish Design as Project Manager Product Development. By adding on the great Ideas of IKEA products we redefined the way of using the furniture in the common sense aiming to serve needs with thoughtful functionality. I carefully designed creations for classics like the Kallax aiming to create high quality furniture and interiors at a reasonable price that lasts over time.
As an extension of my qualitative „toolbox“, I started studying architecture at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. I am particularly interested in studying the possibilities of sustainable construction using new types of innovative facade elements and the use of rapidly renewable raw materials such as wood. Through my first degree as a product designer, I developed an understanding of the craft of architecture, ranging from „small“ details to „large“ designs. Enthusiastically, I used my acquired skills to collaborate with my fellow students to create designs, some of which were awarded „Best off“ at the BHT awards ceremony. As a working student at Bauatelier Garbers, I developed two designs that were very well-received by the client, the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district office in Berlin. I am currently working on obtaining approval for the proposed designs. The first project involves adding a floor to a daycare center at Bolivarallee 23/25, and the second project involves expanding the Halensee elementary school in Berlin. This will include the implementation of a second emergency exit, accessible development, installation of an elevator, and restroom facilities. My experiences in this field have deepened my practical skills and architectural knowledge and strengthened my desire to become an architect.