I am a Creative Technologist currently living in Berlin.
I have a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and a Masters degree in Art and Technology from Chalmers University of Technology. I've worked as a Creative Technical Lead for UX Design projects and as a Technical Artist for Interactive Art and Wearable Tech projects. I currently work as a Unity Motion Designer at the hypercasual games company, Popcore where contribute ideas and skills in the production of creative ads for several games. I also work with the developers and the motion team to develop tools and efficient production pipelines and documentation.
Previous projects include multimedia shows, interactive installations, apps and webdesign, robotics, animation and wearable technologies. I enjoy learning new programming languages and software tools as well as toying with the Leap Motion controller and making the digital real with my 3D printer.
Full CV available upon request.
In my previous job at meshicon.com, I worked as a Unity AR Developer creating the UX / UI for a Hololens 2 industrial application called ARTAGIS. The app allows a worker to see tasks and information about the workplace and interact with it in realtime. This includes watching instruction videos, see open tasks, go through safety and maintenance checklists and more, by using their hands or voice commands recognized by the glasses.
Ars Electronica Hackathon 2017: I joined the Br41n.io EEG hackathon as part of the team Unity3D / Avatar Control. Our team created a puzzle game that can be played hands-free using only brain signals. Linz, September 8-9 2017.
Fashion Fusion 2nd place winner 2017: Our team, mimemeAR, wins second place in the 1st Fashion Fusion competition with an Augmented Reality app for fashion! 18 January 2017. Roles: Team lead, main concept, 3D texturing and optimization, application programming. Related articles:
The Interactive Table project for Here goes to CES! And here is a link to the original article on the Here Blog. Great work by my team at IXDS (now part of PWC). End of 2016-January 2017.
Push Conference: I give a lightning talk on Augmented Reality, the video from my presentation can be seen here: Pass me the Goggles... Munich, October 21st 2016
#Unit Festival I give a talk and a workshop on making your own Wearable tech. Slides from my presentation can be seen here: Wearables 101 Workshop Berlin, April 16 2016
3D print design for a water resistant Elements pendant. A collaboration between WXYZ, Elektrocouture and Dimensionalley. Presented at Fashiontech day at Berlin Fashion Week, January 20, 2016
Heart Ibiza with Anouk Wipprecht: Technical Assistant, micro-controller programming for the Bubblegum dress. July 11-17 2015
Berlin Fashion Week Audi Fashion Show with Anouk Wipprecht: Technical Assistant, electronics adjustment and micro-controller programming of the animated lights on the Matrix dress, technical support backstage and during the show. July 4-8 2015
3D Modeling with Blender: Gave a one week 3D modeling workshop at Rampa Lab with the 3D printing support of Roglab. See pictures at the bottom of this link. Ljubljana, 23-24 June 2015
Heart of the City with Anaisa Franco: Technical Consultant, 3D Model analysis and surface calculation of the sculpture for LED strip placement. Vivid Sydney, April 2015
Meshcon: Gave a short talk about 3D visualization of sewing patterns in the fashion industry, based on my work as Studio Manager and Consultant at SP Fashion. Berlin, October 2014
3D Printshow London: Attended this fantastic event, full of amazing machines, great presentations, fun show and wonderful people! The Brewery, London, October 19-21st 2012 and September 4-6 2014
3D Printer Setup and Use: Supported Becky Stewart during the Let's Get Physical! summer course with an introduction to 3D printing at the School of Make Believe and Machines, Berlin, August 2014
Animago: Attended Berlin's own international visual effects and animation conference. Great to see old friends and make new ones, thanks to everyone who shared their expertise with me and congratulations to all the participants and winners of the Animago awards! Babelsberg Filmpark, Potsdam, October 25-26 2012
Campus Party Europe: Stage manager and content/speaker coordinator for topics such as robotics, hardware hacks, computer modding, astronomy, nanotechnology and more! Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, August 21-26 2012
Fusion Festival : Hanging out at the Robofield with Robocross, Paka and other robo-greats! Helped pack up Stickboy! June 28 - July 1st, 2012.
Sonar Festival Music Hack day : Hacking in Barcelona and enjoying the music! What a great hackathon that was! Worked on the Park Explorer App for Kulturpark with Erik Woitschig. Saw Amon Tobin live!! June 16-18 2012.
Robodock Amsterdam : At last, robodreamland! My first time at this great machine/art festival! June 7-9 2012.
Pictoplasma Berlin : finally had the chance to go to this great conference on character design and animation and had the honor of attending and assisting Mark Gmehling with his Cinema 4D wokshop! 11-15 April 2012.
Droidcon Hackathon :Sharing 2nd place with ligi's awesome Bismo app! Amongst other things, we added a nice droidcon schedule screen with the help of droidcon's own designer, Marie Schweiz! March 12, 2012.
I have been invited to participate in the Spreepark project this Summer. Along with Maurice and Esther, we developed a concept for a ritualistic AR application using gps, the camera and microphone to create a deeper and more mystical sense of awareness of the location for our application users.
Our entry was the 1st place winner at Photohackday! Now we prepare for our prize trip to London to present our app to AKQA, one of the main sponsors! Feb 25-26, 2012.
Cut n' paste Berlin 3d Competition: Participated as one of the finalists in the 3d category for the Berlin edition! Feb 02, 2012.
Trampoline Tracing Mobility: Berlin
Curated and coordinated the Open Platform events during the Tracing Mobility show at the HKW. November 2011.
Birds in the Tree: Interactive installation with Dale Phurrough. Illuminated tree and sensors, 3D models, commisioned by Naherholung Sternchen,16th and 29th of September 2011.
Dadatek presents: K.I.T.A: the art of playfulism group show and party. Participating as cyberpuppet with Modern Primitive, an animated robot face, June 4th 2011.
Supermarket Art Fair 2011: Stockholm. Collaboration with MNKY BIZZ, the rolling sales agent robot.
Bridge Markland's "The Broken Jug" (Heinrich von Kleist). October 2008. Puppet creator for this ambitious one actor and seven puppet performance!
Stage assistant for Theater Fragile's presentation of the mask theater show "Wir treffen uns im Paradies", July 8-17, August 30, Berlin, 2008.
Participant at the Emergent Objects Colloquium at the University of Leeds. December 17-20, 2007.
Presenter for the Viktoria Institute's Glowbots project at Wired NextFest, Los Angeles. September 14-16 and SIGGRAPH San Diego, Emerging Technologies Section, August 4-9, 2007
Robotics and Video Game Design Instructor for iDTech Camps at the UC Davis location July-August 2007.