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Jorge Luis Gómez Xelhuantzi
Industrial Designer & Engineer
Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol, United Kingdom
Since an early age, I started reinterpreting my toys from parts of destroyed ones, and building new. At four years old I was crossing double way streets on my own -while my parents were on the edge of a heart stroke- in one of the craziest cities in the world. At five I was breaking records in space invaders while repairing my TV or the stereo. I’m a product designer that studied his Bachelors & worked in Mexico, then studied his Masters & worked in the Netherlands. Currently living in the UK, I like to work in projects that are exiting, challenging and meaningful. I don’t want to stay stagnant working in the same thing over and over. I like to be dynamic, always changing, staying out of the comfort zone. I learn fast and well, I’m adventurous and trust my guts, I like to do, build, repair, tweak, mod, carve, mill, cut, sand, and of course create. I like technology, electronics, and software. I love sports, especially football (soccer). I love arts, especially music & films. I play & build electric guitars, and I love everything that has to do with it (amps, effects, accessories, etc). I love languages, although I only speak Spanish, English and I’m learning Dutch. I’m sociable and relaxed, but serious and committed. I like long lasting relations with people. I have many acquaintances, many friends, many best friends, and luckily many non-blood-related family, and I like to incorporate people to my circles all the time. Contact me if you have a nice project, a challenging job, if you want some designer feedback, or simply to talk about how design will change the world, the latest video games, how Mexico kicked ass in the last World Cup, the ancient aliens theory, or anything you can think of.
Desolenator is a vibrant startup developing a consumer product that will provide drinking water to one billion people currently living in water stressed areas.
I work in Desolenator as an external consultant, developing marketing & communications material such as brochures & banners, as well as carrying user research, helping the company to visualize their targets, their users, their product roadmap, and their future products.
JMDA is a design consultancy studio that helps clients turn their ideas into products through meaningful design and robust engineering.
I worked in JMDA as an external consultant. Strengthening the design team and carrying design & engineering duties when the team requires it. My main tasks are the development of detailed CAD models & drawings, engineering of mechanisms and assemblies, communication through sketches & CG visuals.
Jardin develops high quality garden furniture and house storage solutions
manufactured in resin (PP & ABS).
As part of the product design team, I took projects from briefing, led by market & sales requirements, all the way until engineering. Delivering CAD files to the R&D team who would adjust thicknesses, tolerances and drafts for final production files. Additionally, I designed presentations and photorealistic visuals for fairs.
Tvilight is a pioneer in the development of smart street lighting solutions. My collaboration with them started developing my thesis project “Design of an integrated smart public lighting system”, in which I developed a presence based lighting controller embedded in a street lamp. After that I continued working in the R&D team developing next generation of products through research, prototyping, testing, concept design & styling. Additionally I designed all the installation & user manuals for the whole product range.
Envases Universales is a major supplier of metal and plastic packaging for multinational brands. I was hired to setup the design department in the metal packaging area, and to kickstart the in-house design and development of products at clients request and also on our own initiative. In this company I developed packaging solutions for chemical, food, and beverage sectors, including clients like Sayer Lack, Del Monte, Capullo oil, etc.
Corners POP designs and manufactures exhibition furniture for large department stores. They have clients such as Estee Lauder, Sony, Lancome, etc.
I worked with Corners POP in two projects. Firstly designing a set of exhibition furniture for Samsung Mexico’s new TV lines. Secondly I designed a set of furniture for a Sony shop in Guadalajara, Mexico. My responsibilities included, design, visualization, fabrication & installation supervision.
CEDAIN is a Mexican NGO dedicated to empower Mexican indigenous communities through their crafts & culture.
As a field researcher, I lived in the small Tarahumara community of Norogachi, Chihuahua, Mexico. Together with 2 colleagues, we made a database of craft-men and women in the area, classified their crafting field by materials & techniques, and we lectured the community in design fundamentals and market innovation.