Christian Vivanco is a designer with 10 years of professional experience, working and being exhibited in cities like Milan, Barcelona, Paris, New York and Tokyo, among other design capitals. In 2009 he got selected by the English magazine Wallpaper as the first Latin American designer to join its Graduate Directory, an annual publication which sets out the most promising emerging young designers.
Currently he runs an industrial design studio focused on projects around product, furniture, and lighting design, with a profile based on an anthropological approach and the study of the existing dialogues between product and society. At the same time Christian have developed research projects on collaborative processes in the development of handcrafts, together with craftman families and artisan communities in Mexico.
In september 2016, Christian started a collaboration with Industrias Ideal (Mexico city), becoming par of the Design team as Strategic Design Manager, involved in creating a cultural shift to marry the analytical with the creative and shaping how Ideal lines of business approach customer experience and innovation. As the head of design strategy, he's responsible for the development / execution of a strategic framework and set of organizational processes to incorporate design into the company culture.
Christian has maintained and strengthened a profile distinguished by his involvement in the Academy of the country; for three years (2013-2016) he was in charge of the Department of Industrial Design and Product Development of CEDIM, (Monterrey, Mexico), working together with companies like Steelcase, Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Cemex and Whirlpool, among many others.