leyla menchola

DESIGNER

leyla menchola

ABOUT ME

I am a product designer with a special interested in interactive products and service design. My professional experience goes from furniture, packaging and exhibition, what has allowed me to learn about many manufacturing processes.

Understanding people's desires or problems, helps me in the creative process. User research is a must when I start a new project, without it, I feel lost!

I have no fear to prototyping and to play with some electronic components, virtual and augmented reality, and try some coding when it is needed.

I AM INTERESTED IN...

EDUCATION

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE & IDENTITY

I think that it is possible to teach through design. I am always looking for ideas to develop around this topic.

I believed that design can help to social and economic development. I have been part of several projects around this area.

Design should help to reinforce our culture and identity. This is one of the topics I am exploring lastly.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Abroad Experience

Art & Design School

2009

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU

Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation

Engineering School

2012

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU

Bachelor in Industrial Design

Art School

2005 - 2010

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

MSc. in Design & Engineering

Design School

2014 - 2016

EDUCATION

DESIGN INTERN - WOODSKIN

3D modelling of volumes and surfaces. Renderings and Visualizations.Development of new concepts with company’s manufacturing process.

February 2016 - August 2016

PACKAGING DESIGNER - ECOEMPAQUES

Design & Development of molded pulp paper products. Handling of the Fortus 400MC 3D Printer.

July 2012 - April 2013

HEAD OF MERCHANDISING DESIGN OFFICE - PREXIM PERU

Design and development of stands and merchandising. Coordinate with the clients, production office and suppliers for design developments. Development of working processes for the office.

January 2011 - July 2012

PRODUCT DESIGNER - PREXIM PERU

Design & Development of stands and merchandising.

March 2010 - July 2010

TEACHER - INSTITUTO TOULOUSE LAUTREC

Product Design career

class: New technologies applied to product design

March 2013 - July 2014

PROFESSOR' ASSISTANT - PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA

Art School

class: Geometric Drawing 1

March 2013 - July 2014

INSTRUCTOR - PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA

Art School

classes: Geometric Drawing 2, Development Projects from Art and Design

March 2010 - December 2010

WORKING EXPERIENCE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PACKAGING DESIGNER - YANBAL INTERNATIONAL

Design and development of carton packaging and labels. Aesthetic development of plastic and glass. Coordination with worldwide suppliers for packaging development. Continuous improvement of production processes and costs.

May 2013 - September 2014

DESIGN INTERN - IES espansi

3D modelling and development of products in EPP (expanded polypropylene).

September 2016 - March 2017

SOME PROJECTS
MY NEW OLD BUDDIES

SERVICE DESIGN

HAUSOS

PRODUCT &

SERVICE DESIGN

SEA SECRETS

EXPERIENCE DESIGN

POW - POW

PRODUCT &

INTERACTION DESIGN

SMART THERMOSTAT

PRODUCT &

INTERACTION DESIGN

3D Modelling and

Rendering: Rhinoceros, Inventor, Solidworks &, Keyshot.

Interactive tools: Unity for virtual prototyping, virtual and augmented reality. Basic knowledge of Arduino.

Graphic Softwares: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere, After Effects and Muse.

Prototyping skills: 3D printing, láser and CNC cutting. Traditional prototyping process for wood and metal.

If you want to see my PDF portfolio do not doubt to contact me!

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LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH

E-MAIL

leyla.menchola.g@gmail.com

SKYPE

leyla.menchola

I SPEAK

Spanish / English / Italian

The design concepts presented in the projects section of this website are property of their creators. The contents of this website are to be used only in accordance with Internet regulations.

All icons (including the Project Section) were taken from thenounproject.com. Tile backgournds from subtlepatterns.com. Photos from unsplash.com. Thank you to their creators!

 

Contact photography: Carla Cotrim. Web design: Leyla Menchola,  2016