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

I have great affinity for research, storytelling and video editing. Recently fascinated with digital anthropology and design's role within this field.

Based in Amsterdam, NL / 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 

Digital Marketing (Google Digital Workshop)


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 desiginer 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.

Elisava September 2019-ongoing

Freelance. Seasonal masterclass and workshop lecturer. 

Circle Economy [2020-2021]
3 months internship + 6 months traineeship. Part of the Design & Brands team, had the opportunity to work on design strategies and research development in relation to circularity and sustainability.


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).