Guest Speaker: Ximena Rozo, Industrial Designer, USA / Colombia

Event Date: Tuesday, October 19 - 2:30 pm
Location: Zoom [Email Prof. Porter for passcode]
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Ximena Rozo’s work spans a broad spectrum, from designing hardware and architectural details of the Boeing 787 passenger cabin, to the development of a sustainable enterprise for the advancement of the handicraft sector in Colombia, to User Experience / User Interface Design. Ximena has experience in R&D with 15 U.S. patents in aircraft design. As the founder of Ximena Rozo Design, a studio focused on Product Design, Research, and Strategy, she centers her attention on product development, where textiles become objects and handicrafts evolve into contemporary artifacts. Ximena is currently working as a Digital Design Consultant on User Experience / User Interface and digital transformation for Aflac in COLUMBUS, Georgia.

Ximena earned a Master of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute(2002),a Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design (1996) from Universidad de Los Andes with a minor in Political Sciences, in Colombia. She completed a Certificate Program in Design Firm Leadership and Management (2007), a certificate in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from Georgetown University(2015) and recently completed a Certificate in Design Thinking from MIT (Sept. 2021). Her designs have been showcased in the U.S, Colombia, Japan, Italy, and the Netherlands.

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