Jorge Diego Etienne (Tampico, 1983) is a highly motivated Industrial Designer from Mexico with a global perspective on design. A thirst for experiencing design at many levels and through alternative perspectives propelled his studies at renown design schools like Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy in Milan, and Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Jorge Diego has workshoped with companies like Alessi, Whirlpool, Vitra, Cemex and ICSID’s Interdesign and in 2008 interned at Amasterdam’s Feiz Design Studio, developing projects for companies like Nokia and Herman Miller. Jorge Diego graduated with a BS in Industrial Design from the Tec de Monterrey in 2009.
His studio in Monterrey, Mexico specializes in product design, furniture design and strategic consultancy for companies in Mexico and abroad. His products bring design into daily routines, combining cultural factors and technology, creating memorable experiences for the every user. In just one year, Jorge Diego developed a variety of projects for companies like Tupperware Brands Mexico, created furniture for the design gallery ADN in Mexico City, and commercialized his self-produced “Choose your Bullets” a pen holder sold in design stores around the world.
Designaholic is a blog about “his design addiction” where he shares his experience and views on design, art, and architecture. As a blogger, Jorge Diego has visited international Fairs like the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Orgatec in Cologne, and the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Designaholic is a place where Mexican design is shown, promoted and encouraged. Jorge Diego has also collaborated with blogs like Inhabitat.com, and Mexican design magazines like La Tempestad and Glocal, as participated in lectures at schools like the Tec de Monterrey and events like the TocToc Nights.
Jorge Diego is currently in Japan participating in the design fellowship “Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship” organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The Studio in Monterrey, Mexico specializes in developing projects in the fields of product design, furniture design and strategic consultancy for companies in Mexico and abroad. We focus on creating products that bring design into our daily routines, combining cultural factors with technology, which create memorable experiences for every user.
Kyoto Institute Of Technology
Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship
- November 2011
Industrial Design BS
Graduated with student achievment diploma
Summer Intensive Studies
Tutor: Robert Rabinovitz
- July 2007
New York, New York, United States
Advanced Product Design
Dual Summer Sessions
Tutor: Rob Thompson
- June 2006
London, United Kingdom
Advanced Product Design
Dual Summer Sessions
Tutors: Dante Donnegani & Giovanni Lauda
- July 2006
Design Contest Finalist
Eficaz packaging contest finalist
2011 JICA Fellowship "Modern Design and Traditional Craftmanship" at the Kyoto Institute of Technology
2009 ICSID Interdesign Monterrey "A path to meaningful innovation" Project Leader: Ignacio Urbina Polo
2009 Cemex + ITESM Course: Creating Value through design for flyash waste materials. Worked in multidisciplinary teams together with chemical engineers.
2009 Advanced ID Workshop: Monterrey School Bus Concept Development for Monterrey Transport Authority. Interior Design team leader.
2008 Vitra Workshop “Design is a serious play” with Satyendra Pakhale at Domaine de Boisbuchet, France
2007 Experience Design Workshop with Nathan Shedroff
2007 Whirlpool + ITESM Course: Future Concepts Development Course. Worked in multidisciplinary teams together with mechatronic engineers.
2006 Alessi Workshop “The Kitchen 2015” with Laura Polinoro
"Nuevo Diseño en México" exhitibion and sale at Palacio de Hierro Department Stores in Mexico City
"Objeto Trasciende" ITESM alumni exhibition at Paseo San Pedro in Monterrey
"Objeto Glocal Deco" exhibition during Design Week Mexico
"Service Furniture" exhibition at Ediciones Jalapa in Mexico City
"Sultanas" Galería ADN at Zona Maco Contemporary Art & Design fair in Mexico City
October 2011 - February 2012
"Fabrica Mexicana" Contemporary Industrial Design Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Mexico City
Cantera Mexican Design Exhibition at CENTRO in Mexico City - March 2011
Identity and Dialogue of Design in Mexico exhibition at AND Gallery during Mexico City’s Design Week - October 2010
Local Talent exhibition curated by Toc Toc at Cedim’s Monterrey Design Week - October 2010
Dupont Corian Design Contest Finalist + Exhibition at the Mexican Design Museum MUMEDI in Mexico City - September 2010
Dimueble Furniture Design Contest Finalist & Exhibition at Guadalajara International Furniture Fair - August 2010