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My name is Monica Arriaga. I am a multidisciplinary designer based in Milano working across brand identity, strategic design, and industrial design.

I enjoy creating exciting experiences that make imagination thrive, be it illustration, writing, or thinking. My work has been strongly influenced by my home in Mexico and its millennia-long history, a heritage deeply marked by its contrasts. I am also a contemporary dance enthusiast and a reluctant entrepreneur.

Say hello at monica.arriagar@gmail.com

Find me on social media: Ig, In, Medium

 
Education
2020 – 2022 (expected)
Politecnico di Milano
MSc Integrated Product Design
Milan, Italy
2014 – 2019
BA Industrial Design
Mexico City, Mexico
2017
Politecnico di Torino
Study abroad
Experience
2017 – 2020
Cirklo 
Strategic Designer
Mexico City, Mexico
2016
Studio José de la O 
Industrial Design Intern
Mexico City, Mexico

I am currently a Master of Science student at Politecnico di Milano. I have worked as an Innovation Strategist at Cirklo  –the leading consultancy in social innovation in Mexico and Latin America–, where I achieved to develop the firm's innovation portfolio, trend forecast, and methodology development. During my early career, I worked as an Industrial Design Intern at Studio José de la O.

I am passionate about creativity in all its forms. For me, Design is a tool to help us interpret and transform our environment in a more interesting, sustainable place, where well-being and amazing experiences can thrive.

2015
SE Editorial
Graphic Design Intern
Monterrey, Mexico
Honors & Awards
2020
Tec de Monterrey | VC Academy Award
2019
Global Grad Show | RoboKumbia project selected
Salone del Mobile | RoboKumbia featured at Salone Satellite
Interior Design Magazine | 15 Design Talents to Watch
Featured in Cool Hunging Magazine
Tec de Monterrey | Award to Integral Alumni
2017
Premio A! Diseño Mexico | Silver finalist
2016
TEDx Garza García | Speaker
Parsons School of Design | Conversation Attendee VERGE NYC
2015
Design Management Institute | 2nd Place Student Essay Competition
University of Loughborough | Design Futures Diploma