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!
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.
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.
Finally, after a lot of effort and thinking I am able to share my work, both for personal projects and clients, in a trully professional way. I will be uploading all my projects little by little once I gather all the material or update it. I want to thank my friends from RAIDHO for making an amazing job with it and for supporting my ideas and vision on keeping this site as simple as possible.