October 31st, 2018 - Eindhoven, NL.
Honored to be featured in this beautiful book by StudentDesign with H for Serial Network! Launched during Dutch Design Week, Pupil is a collection of inspiring projects which originate from a database with thousands of design projects from StudentDesign. It focuses on the young designers from all over the world; from Japan to Mexico and everything in between. Pupil wants to build a bridge between the designers of the future and companies. This book provides ways in which this collaboration can be entered and also offers a glimpse into the world of the young designer: to dream, create and produce! Thanks Max, Guido & Nienke!
Hecho y Derecho is a Mexican online design store working closely with designers and producers all across the country. I personally love their beliefs and efforts to commercialize nationally designed products with enough social and environmental awareness. I can’t be happier about being part of Hecho y Derecho Designers now that H is available at their platform, edited by the masters at Tuux, the design is now looking beautiful in certified birch plywood with walnut veneer. Thanks Daniel, Emiliano and Diego!
Centro CitiBanamex, Av. Conscripto 311, Lomas de Sotelo. February 7th-11th
Fuente is now part of Shelf’s shop catalogue, will be on display and ready to order during Zona MACO Diseño 2018. I’m thrilled to be part of this huge and important fair for the first time, thanks to Ricardo Casas and Shelf for getting me on board. Go visit Shelf’s booth ZMD_23 at Hall D and order yours!
Guadalajara, Mx - January 1st-4th
Campamento is a National Design Fair held in Guadalajara, Mexico, focused in decoration, object and furniture. Linterna is a curated exhibition of emerging design talents and projects showcasing those with an experimental character aiming to decode where is Design in Mexico going to.
Besides a couple Fuente vessels, I will be presenting a new design, which development is based in serial.network‘s approach. With this piece we finally complete the Personal Interpretations collection, previously exhibited in Ventura Lambrate 2017 at Milan and Abierto Mexicano de Diseño 2017.
See you all there!
Antiguo Palacio Federal - August 25th, 2017
As part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the UANL’s Industrial Design Bachelor’s degree, the Architecture Faculty selected projects of students and alumni to be publicly exhibited. It is an honor to be part of this selection and to actually feel the support of my alma mater, I got the opportunity to show IO Collection wood accesories and a set of Tactile Beats, both designed and launched back in 2016. Friends Alan Farías, Gerardo Osio, Angélica Mayela, Rojo Alarcón and our collective project Serial were also selected. Congratulations!
Con Sabor a Café - August 17th, 2017
My life-long friend and conservationist José Ignacio Soto volunteered for almost a year at OI Pejeta Conservancy, mainly working in rhinoceros related programs. Now that he’s back in Mexico he’s sharing his personal experience through an exhibition and sale of his photos. This selection of pictures include portraits of natives and locals, different angles of Sudan – the last male Northern White Rhino standing – and wild encounters with gorillas! All funds gathered will go to Acción La Purísima, an environmental organization in the Bajío area (central Mexico) which he is currently supporting. This exhibition is an almost budget-less effort for him for which I’m happy to support with a very quick and simple graphic design exercise for the invitations and data sheets. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to projects with similar purposes and visions during my personal career with greater impact. The rhinoceros picture shown here is his picture and rights belong to him.
July 24th, 2017
My project got funded! Thank you all for trusting me and supporting this! This started as a weekend project for me to participate on this competition and now, thanks to you all (backers and sharers) it is going to be a physical object! Let’s see how this goes, I’m so excited!
January 2017 - Bazaar Sábado, Plaza San Jacinto #11 Mexico City, Mexico 01000
As part of my constant work consulting Candor Home (my girlfriend and life partner’s brand), I designed their booth to be used exclusively at the renowned Bazaar Sábado in Mexico City, a place where most of the relevant creatives working in the realms of regional folklore and crafts gather to commercialize their products and creations. I’m happy that it’s being used and enjoyed! Did some super quick renders based on the plans provided by the Bazaar and used the whole area. This was done back in December 2016!
October 2016 - AHEC Design Awards
Portal, a set of nonsense and playful wall mirrors, our entry for AHEC Mexico Design Award got awarded an Honorific Mention out of more than 400 projects! This was specifically for Toon category and it would’ve been nuts to see this in real life, but still we had lots of fun and learned a lot from each other. A pleasure to work with my super talented and crazy friend Roberto González there is no doubt that you should always work with people you respect and look up to. We did this in maybe less than a week, after work hours, investing max 2 hours per day. Even though the design ended up being super complex, the deliverable had to be super quick and pragmatic.
Bellas Artes Palace, Mexico City - October 2016
Got awarded 1st Prize with Tactile Beats! I’m just so happy and honored to receive this recognition, didn’t expect it at all. I want to thank Emerge Mx and MASISA Mexico for the support and for believing in this concept. Tactile Beats will be on display at Franz Mayer Museum during October and November. Go check it out!
July 2016 - Monterrey, Mx.
Humbled to be selected as one of the national emerging talents in CHIC HAUS No. 206 issue next to good friends as Adolfo Navarro, Gerardo Osio, Eduardo Altamirano, Jimena Compeán, Robledo Ojeda Studio and León Fernández. Thanks Jorge Diego, Daniela and Ana for including me in it!
Milan and Mexico City - April 2015
I’m glad to invite you all to see my design part of Corazón Moreno terracota collection next to pieces from Luis Vega, Pau Stephens, Rick Rossenham, Rodrigo Noriega and Alejandro Macías. We’ll be presenting the collection during two main events:
Apr 14 -19
Fuorisalone, Promote Design DIN, Via Massimiliano 6 / Sbodio 9, Lambrate, Milan, It.
Apr 18 -19
Corredor Cultural Roma Condesa, Dimitri, Orizaba 92, Roma Norte, Mexico City, Mx.
Back in 2015, before graduating from University in Monterrey, I was invited by Emerge Mx (in their previous format) to design what was aiming to become the “cheapest mexican 3D printer” for Colibrí 3D, a pioneering company in Mexico specialized in this kind of technologies. Our concept was developed to look less edgy or “techy” such as many 3D printers in the market, but smoother and closer to a home décor object. Sadly, our concept didn’t make it to mass production for reasons I’m not aware of but Colibrí 3D presented a prototype of it during the XX Congress of High Technology Industries (XX Congreso de la Industria de Alta Tecnología) in August 2015 getting a lot of attention. The company did develop a commercial version based on the same platform we did, but faraway aesthetically. A big learning for all of us on many topics. Design – Pedro Arturo Ruiz, Renderings – Joshua Allen Canales, Project Management – Emerge Mx
October 2014 - Colegio de Arquitectos de Irapuato
Entry for a local competition in my hometown (Irapuato, Guanajuato) to design and build a monument to honor the city’s strawberry farming and exporting heritage and its industrial future. I was supported by my uncle Architect Saúl Ruiz who runs his own Architectural practice, he was humble and kind enough to accept my naive concepts and suggested a way to build this. The fluid 20 m long structure represented openness to new opportunities while the strawberry texture in the pond’s bottom represented the city’s well established agricultural environment. We did this in less than a week, working after hours and overnight a few days. I learned a lot about these topics, and certainly I wouldn’t approach something like this the same way again.
October-November 2013 - Mx.
Glocal Design Magazine is one of the leading specialized media in Mexico, I’m humbled they’ve chosen me as one of the young emerging talents during this month’s issue (October in Mexico is considered the month of design due to the wide variety of events happening all across Mexico City). Thanks Valentina and Greta for this very special mention!
2013 - Estación Mapocho - Santiago, Ch.
All school projects from UANL including my chair óceo are featured in the 5th International Design Biennial Chile‘s offical book! It was an amazing experience to be part of this academic exhibition and actually being there to share and learn. Thanks to FARQ and specially to the Architect Francisco Fabela for the support given to all of us.