Guatemala Born Diego Olivero, is an industrial designer with a multidisciplinary career based on creativity, craftsmanship and social consciousness. Diego received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
As partner at his firm Olivero Bland Studio, Diego has worked in different architectural, interior design and installation projects in Guatemala, Venezuela, Miami, Brazil, Honduras, Panama and the UK. Though his creative language Diego has received different recognitions and awards and recently received a Gold Medal at the IX Biennale of Interior Designers of Iberoamerica, in Mexico City.
Diego’s passion for handcrafted objects and design drove him to co-fund Meso Goods, a social enterprise working with more than 400 artisans in Guatemala, distributing products in more than 20 countries, through Museums, Retail Stores and Exhibitions, generating sustainable economic development for artisan families in Guatemala. His work is available at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Perez Art Museum (PAM), San Antonio Museum of Art, among others.
Diego recently was selected by the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative by the United States Department of State, for being a leader and social entrepreneur in Guatemala. This lead him to co-create a Social Driven Platform CONVERSA, a place to learn, share, connect and act for social good.
President and Dean's List
1st Prize - Most Innovative Product - Agexport - Guatemala - Guatemala
1sr Prize- Best Booth Design Award - Agexport - 2011