As a social designer and creative, I enjoy fusing technical and conceptual skills. Coming from a mix-culture background (North American/Colombian) I am particularly interested in fusions especially in relation to human behavior, technology and nature.

I have great affinity for research, storytelling and sustainability.

info (at) ivanna.co



Elementary 2001-2008

St. Mary’s Elementary and Middle School (USA)

High School 2008-2013

Los Alcaparros (Colombia)

Leonardo da Vinci (Ecuador)


Bachelor 2013-17 : Industrial Design Engineering at Elisava (Spain)

Exchange - 1st semester 2016 : Graphic Design at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) 
Master 2017-19: Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands)


Adobe (.indd / .ps / .ai)

Microsoft Office - Keynote - Google Docs/Slides

Final Cut Pro


Digital Project Management (SuperHi certified)



User Research / Interviews 

Workshop facilitator

Digital Marketing (Google Digital Workshop)

Film Photography


English (Native)

Spanish (Native)

Italian (B1)


NyTel Corp  2013 

Customer service representant. 

Elisava 2015-2016

Administrative assistant. Most of my work as a Business Development intern  was concerning student affairs for example; data entry and paperwork related to new BA/MA enrollments.

Hunter & Gatti  2016

NDA. Graphic design intern in Barcelona.  I was able to work with high fashion brands and consumer goods. Mostly producing social media content, also assisting in commercial posters and occasionally copywriting in Spanish.


Mary EHF  2017

Product design intern for Icelandic designer based in Stockholm. 10 week project on Icelandic wood exhibited at Design March 2017.


Isaac Monté  2017

6 months internship. Product design intern for Belgian designer based in Rotterdam. This studio also served as a sponsor for my BA graduation project on salt crystals. Therefore my role was to execute tasks revolving the studio's 'crystal collection' from production to delivery and then research on my own project.

Dinner Time Elisava December 2018

In collaboration with Eva Jack. Workshop was given to 20 students on the topic of failure and tableware. Students were encouraged to explore and define their own meaning of failure and produce up to 5 different iterations of drinking vessels, eating surfaces and cutlery.

E-commerce Associate July-Nov 2019

Freelance.  Along with a team, I worked with independent Latin and North American labels as a project manager. I helped extract priorities, execute tasks lists, define timelines and budgets. Additionally, I served as a link between graphic designers-developers and when needed engaged in those roles myself.

Circle Economy [2020-2021]
As part of the Design & Brands team, my tasks ranged from design research, benchmarking, interviews and workshop development on various topics such as circular communication strategies, circular business models, circular design strategies (i.e competencies and value systems) and framework design.

I was able to work in various projects for academic institutions (i.e. TEVI - Exeter University), non-profits (i.e. Oxfam Uganda), governmental institutions (i.e. Peruvian Ministry of Environment), fashion brands (i.e. Napapriji), among others.


Tunza (UNICEF) June 2007
Part of the Colombian delegation at the Children's Conference on the Environment in Norway.

Model U.N. at Universidad San Francisco 2011 & 2012

Selected high school student  participant.

Student Rep Council at Elisava 2014-2016

Class Rep.  2017.

Imagine 24H Express October 2015

Selected participant for a 24H hackathon.

Salt Workshop May 2017
Participated in a 1 week workshop at Atelier LUMA in France.

Salt Workshop April 2017

As a member of Isaac Monté’s studio team, I co-lead a salt crystallisation workshop at the Vrij University of Amsterdam. 

Student Council member at DAE 2017-2018

Master students Rep. at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Summer Camp teacher at Engels voor Bengels 2018

Arts & Crafts Teacher in Eindhoven and Amsterdam.

Istanbul Biennale 2018

Group exhibition featuring video installation the Value of Extinction. 

#StatusUpdate Dutch Design Week 2018

Group exhibition at Section C (Eindhoven, NL).

GS19  Dutch Design Week 2019

Graduation show at Campina (Eindhoven, NL).

The Hague Peace Projects 2019-onging

Social Media Coordinator volunteer (remote)