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I understand design as multidisciplinary and collaborative in essence. My work begins with comprehensive research into a specific context that could be opened up to a wider audience. 

For me, objects work as communication tools about a craft, culture or aspect of human behaviour. Furthermore, I believe design is a powerful medium for positive social or environmental impact. 

I care about the process as much as the end result, and I believe that aesthetics is a valuable agent for a message to reach an audience.


2018-2020. MA Design Products. Royal College of Art (RCA), UK.  

Awarded with “La Caixa” Foundation scholarship.

Coordination and design team member for RCA exhibition at Milan Design Week 2019.  

2015-2016. Master’s Degree in Graphic Arts. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain.

2011-2015. Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering (UPV).

First of the Class of 2011-2015 (146 students).

National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance.

Work experience (selection)

Monica Förster Design Studio, Sweden. April-September 2018. Product and Graphic Design Intern.

Cartonlab, Spain, ecodesign with cardboard. June 2016-October 2017. Product and Exhibition Designer.

Design exhibitions (selection)

2019. Human City Tempo. RCA, London.

2019. Royal College of Art / Design Products. Milan Design Week 2019. Base Milano. Project: Defocus.

2019. Women Engineers in Design. School of Design (UPV).

2016. Ideales. Illustration and Modernity Museum of Valencia (MuVIM), Spain. Project: Baldosas amarillas.

2016. Caja alta-caja baja. MuVIM, Spain. Project: A líneas.

2015. Trends&Kids. Las Naves, Valencia. Project:

2015. Retorno del sentimiento 3.0. Valencia Craft Center, Spain. Project: La buñuelera.

Design awards and honors (selection)

2017. Honorable Mention in Diseño para el Cambio contest, Dexde. Project: Gramo.

2016. Semifinalist Go Green in the City 2016, Schneider Electric. Project: Energy-efficient food storage facility.

2016. Honorable Mention in Cluster Envase y Embalaje national contest, Spain. Project: Packaging for Cruzcampo beer bottles.

2015. National Best in Valencia Crea 2015 awards, Spain. Modality: Product Design. Project: La buñuelera.

2014. Honorable Mention in Valencia Crea 2014 awards, Spain. Modality: Graphic Design. Project: En la luna de Valencia.

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