Alan Gerardo Farias

Head of New Product Development

Monterrey, Mexico
I’m a design professional with over 6 years of cross-industry experience, that focus on design thinking grounded in commercially-critical business objectives. I’ve had experience on the home appliances, home furnishings retail, and currently on the glass tableware industry as Head of New Product Development for Libbey Mexico.

Considered by Adweek among the select group of "Talent 100" of 2011. Winner of the People's Choice Award in RTT Funky Visualization Contest 2011 in Munich, Germany, and 2nd place at AHEC Design Awards Mexico 2014. Finalist of the 5th & 6th National Furniture Design Competition DIMUEBLE 2012 & 2013 (Mexico). Part of the 1st Generación DECODE, a selected group of the best young designers in Monterrey, MX.

My work has appeared in a variety of sites, among which are designaholic.mx, Tuvie, and Yanko Design.

Work Experience

Libbey

Head of New Product Development

May 2019 - Present Monterrey, Mexico

Tamarindo

Design Manager

Analysis of user and market needs (qualitative and quantitative data).
Analysis and definition of product line of +10 categories.
Design and development of new furniture collections.
Definition of target cost and price.
Follow-up & authorization of prototypes for mass production.
Packaging design
January 2015 - April 2019 Mexico

Whirlpool

Junior Industrial Designer

Development of home appliances, from ideation to technical validation; passing through sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, mock-ups, and prototypes. Exploration of graphics and CMFs.
February 2014 - June 2014 Monterrey, Mexico

Whirlpool

Industrial Design Intern

Product Design Intern at Whirlpool's Global Consumer Design Mexico.
January 2013 - January 2014 Monterrey, Mexico

Alan Gerardo Industrial Design

Independent Industrial Designer

Develop projects by request for a variety of local and foreign companies.Specifically, product and furniture design.
November 2010 - Monterrey, Mexico

Vertical Product Development

Freelance designer

Develop transportation design concepts.
August 2010 - September 2010 Palo Alto, California, United States

Education

Universdidad Autónoma De Nuevo León

Bachelor in Industrial Design

August 2008 - December 2013 Monterrey, Mexico

Languages

Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),
Italian (Beginner),
Mandarin (Beginner),

Awards

RTT

Winner People's Choice Awards

2011

AdWeek

Talent 100

2011

AHEC Design Awards Mexico

Semifinalist

2010

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CMF, Design Research, Design Strategy, Keyshot, Rhino 3d, Sketching,