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OBJECTIVE

My mission is to plant seeds and cultivate the knowledge that I have learned from my journey, to pass it on towards younger generations through immersive educational visual designs and experiences – and to protect Pachamama.

Rios_Skills


CURRENT TITLES/ROLES

Co-Founder & Member | Y_NIS 

Executive Board Member, Co- Publicity | Comisión Femenil


UPCOMING EVENTS

2017

Jun. 29

Glendale Open Shows, BYOB

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Sep. 16

Open Arts Music Festival


PAST EVENTS & PROJECTS

2017

Apr. 17

Arts Datathon, 1st Place Winner

Issuer: Los Angeles County Arts Commission

My team and I created a platform to bring school leaders and arts organizations together using data-driven insights to bridge the gap between programs and public schools in underserved areas across the Greater Los Angeles Area.



2016 

Open Arts Festival, Projection Mapping Muralist

SEP. 17

Glendale, CA

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Elected Comisión Femenil’s Executive Board Member, Co-Publicity

JUN. 18

Pacoima, CA

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Adelante Mujer Latina Career Conference | Comisión Femenil, Signage Designer, & Workshop Moderator

APR. 2

Northridge, CA

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Creando Enlaces | Universidad Iberoamericana Tijuana, Presenter & Workshop Facilitator

MAR. 10-11

San Diego, CA | Tijuana, México

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O’Melveny 2nd Annual College and Career Week, Guest Speaker

FEB. 25

San Fernando, CA



2015

Pasadena City College, CAD Workshop Facilitator

APR. 19 – 26

Pasadena, CA


2014

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference, STEM Workshop Facilitator

NOV.

Houston, TX

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STEAM Carnival, Presenter

OCT. 25 – 26

Long Beach, CA

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Maker Camp, Participant

AUG. 1 – 30

Berlin, Germany

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Maker Corps, Maker Corp Member

JUL. 1 – 30

Los Angeles, CA

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Maker Faire, Education Stage Presenter

MAY 17 – 18

San Mateo, CA


2013

Mattel Sponsored Project Pixar Toy Story, Top 10 Finalist

DEC.

El Segundo, CA

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IDEO Human Centered Design for Social Innovation, Participant

Aug. 5 – Aug. 20

Shanghai, China

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Designing Shanghai, Participant

JUL. 17

Shanghai, China

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Spring Green Expo, Eco Innovator

MAY 16

Los Angeles, CA


2010

Cal State University Northridge 13th Annual High School Invitational Exhibition, Exhibitor

JAN. 12 – 30

Northridge, CA


WORK HISTORY

DIY Girls, Design Director

DEC. 2013 – SEP. 2016

Pacoima, CA

Develops the overall organization’s brand, media, print, digital, and website. Ensures that all design work is completed to the highest standard as well as manage multiple projects from concept to completion. Works with the internal team to generate ideas for future projects, conducts research, and prototypes innovative maker activities.

Facilitates the woodworking program and coordinates design thinking sessions with the participants.

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Black Design Associates, Product Design Developer

JAN. – JUL. 2014

Torrance, CA

CAD modeling for production, Fiberglassing objects, pattern making, & sewing production prototypes.

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Bestway, Toy Design Intern

JUL. – SEP. 2013

Shanghai, China

Product research and development. Prototyping, product testing, and studied about manufacturing and production processes.

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Otis College of Art and Design, Wood Shop Clerk

SEP. 2012 – JAN. 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Aided students in the shop by helping them operate power tools and machinery.

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Otis College of Art and Design, Teacher Aid

SEP. 2011 – SEP. 2012

Los Angeles, CA

Prepared class materials and evaluated student work.

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Style-Firm LLC, Stylist Assistant

JAN. 2008 – Sep 2009

Los Angeles, CA

Helped facilitate fashion shows by preparing models and garments.


EDUCATION

OTIS College of Art and Design, 2014 

BFA Toy Design | Minor Sustainability


DIGITAL SKILLS

CAD modeling in SketchUp and Rhinoceros, 3D printing, V-Ray rendering, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, Resolume Arena, Microsoft Works Applications, Mac, PC, and Linux compatible.


TRADITIONAL SKILLS

Ideation, concept sketching, drawing, lathing, woodworking, sculpting, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, ink, graphite, prototyping, pattern making, sewing, and soldering.


LANGUAGES

Spanish

English