IGNACIO URBINA POLO

Pratt Institute, Industrial Design
Associate Professor

Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, Master in Product Engineering, Venezuelan industrial designer with over 20 years of experience specializing in the field of Bionics, worked on consumer products, street furniture, signage systems, exhibition design, and visual communication systems for many companies, manufacturers, institutions and government agencies., worked at the prestigious Brazilian Laboratory of Industrial Design on Florianopolis Island, in 1999 while living in Caracas, he co-founded Metaplug, a multidisciplinary design firm and workshop, he has worked in the foundation of La Estancia Art Center in Venezuela and the Andean Amazon Pavilion at the Aichi World Expo 2005 in Japan, he was also an Associate Professor and Director of ProdiseƱo, School of Visual Communication and Design in Caracas, where he was involved in academic projects and research, over the course of his academic career, Urbina has been a Visiting Professor at many universities, co-publisher of Objetual, a website focusing on design issues in Venezuela, he has published design articles in both national newspapers and specialized magazines, he continues to participate on projects and activities as advisor member of the Ibero-American Design Biennial in Madrid.