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Mariana Arrioja is a mexican industrial designer based in New York City, with over 10+ years of experience in design consultancy. She specializes in multi-disciplinary design including strategy, branding and visual identity, space design and architectural branding, (workspaces, hospitality, retail, display, signage), product design, packaging. Over the past decade she has worked with internationally acclaimed design studios like b r e a d design group as their Head of Design, Neko Studio and Arta Ceramica Design. Currently she is the COS, Chief of Staff at Prime Studio, a Product + Brand Studio, where she leads all design operations, general management, new business development, brand strategy and design. She has developed projects for Fortune 500 clients such as Brookfield Property Group, Colgate-Palmolive, Reaktor, Exhale Spa, Tupperware, Grupo Gasored and Madison & Park Hospitality Group. As a creative maker and thinker, it is through design that she believes in connecting people with unique experiences by breaking traditional forms, to solve, impress and inspire others.

Mariana has received numerous awards including the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award, the General Motors Award, the 5th Biennale National Ceramic Prize and the AHEC American Hardwood Export Council Furniture Award. Her work has been featured in many publications, media outlets and museums like the Franz Mayer Museum of decorative arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Universidad Iberoamericana and a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.




Exhibits & Publications


  • Fulbright Scholarship Award, 2012

  • General Motors Scholarship Award, 2012

  • 5th Biennial Tabletop Ceramics National Prize, Museum Franz Mayer 2011