- Limits are just boundaries to our own creativity.
Mariana Arrioja is an Industrial Designer, currently established in Brooklyn, NY.
She received her BA from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City in 2011 and her MID from Pratt Institute in 2015. She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Award in 2012, the General Motors Scholarship Award in 2012, the Pratt Institute Academic Senate Grant in 2013 and the 5th Biennale Ceramic National Prize Award in 2011. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries such as The Franz Mayer Museum and Gallery Medellin 174.
Presently she works as an Industrial Designer at b r e a d design group ltd,. an award winning interdisciplinary design firm focusing on industrial design as it relates to Product, Packaging, Commercial Interiors Design, Furniture and Branding. Where she approaches design from idea to completion, offering clients solutions to questions they have yet to ask.
Originally form Mexico City, Mariana has a unique approach to solving problems by sometimes cutting cubes out of fog to find creative solutions. Her career is focused in using design thinking and design research focused on human behavior-centered design to solve the wicked problems of the world. Creating functional designs that break traditional forms that solve, impress and inspire.
Exhibits & Publications
- Featured in "Design by the Hive" Show interview. Designers series. Published Apr 23, 2017 . Listen to the Interview HERE or in YouTube
- "Bedside Manners" Master Thesis featured in D-i Conexiones - Sept 19, 2016 - Link found HERE
- Article of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute, New York Times - "Matters of taste." - Feb. 26, 2014
- "Fake ID" Master Thesis Featured in D-i Conexiones - May 11, 2015
- "Id view book 2012". Published by The Department of industrial design School of Art and Design Pratt Institute, Yearly publication, New York, 2012 (Producer)
- Museum Franz Mayer. Mexico city, 2011
- Art Gallery Medellin 174. Mexico city, 2010
- Fulbright Scholarship Award, 2012
- General Motors Scholarship Award, 2012
- 5th Biennial Tabletop Ceramics National Prize, Museum Franz Mayer 2011