Design. Create. Solve.

Gabriela Brown is a Chicago based designer  and curator that  focuses on human centered and socially aware  projects.

experience

+  Founder of MALA.(Mujeres Artistas Latino Americanas). Chicago, IL   |   ( fall, 2018)

MALA is a biennale and community that showcases the work of Latin American contemporary women artists

+ Koffler Scholar: Design’s Collapse into the Political and Technological Uncertain. London, UK   |   ( winter, 2018)

Design scholarship hosted by Royal Collage of Arts and SAIC in London. Included studio visits and lectures by gov.uk, Disegno Magazine, Johanna Agerman-Ross curator in the V&A, Sam Jacob Studio among others

+ Intern, Voila Bebe Shop. NYC, NY   |   (summer, 2018)

Participated in construction of new logo and brand bible. Worked on uploading new products to Shopify and planned email marketing strategy and created a new logo and brand bible for shop

+ Intern, CREO Consulting. NYC, NY    |   (summer, 2018)

Worked as an intern in an all women team that does consulting, art direction and PR for Latin American companies that are looking for international exposure

+ Designer, UNESCO. Quito, Ecuador.    |   (fall, 2018)

Participated in construction of logo for a fundraising campaign for a local initiative to get funding for public schools in Ecuador from private companies and private bank sector

+ Intern, the branding department at Belén Mena, Branding  Agency. Quito, Ecuador   |  (summer, 2017)

Participated in the  construction of brand identities and brand bibles

+  Graphic design Intern, SAIC IRFM. Chicago, IL    |   (spring, 2017)

Designed poster as well as new logo for internal use

+ Intern, the graphic design department at Identity Design, Branding Agency. Quito, Ecuador    |   (summer, 2017)

Designed the corporate identity for Por Manabí, a fund created to aid the community affected by the April 2015 earthquake in Manabí, Ecuador

+ Performer, Melanie O’Callaghan’s piece in Do Disturb a performance art festival at Palais de Tokyo. Paris, France   |   (spring, 2016)

Performer in an endurance piece, that was later chosen to be reproduced in Nuit Blanche Festival

+ Intern, the Art and Buying department at Olga Fisch Folklore. Quito, Ecuador   |   (fall, 2015)

Collaborated with local and international Latin American artisans and designers and was Sales Assistant for the buying department

i am

+ Positive

+ Proud to be a latina

+ Curious

+ Demanding

+ Resourceful


i love

+ Women empowerment

+ Conscious design

+ Creating meaning

+ Thinking strategically

+ Arts management


i speak

+ Spanish (Native)

+ English (Fluent)

+ French (Intermediate)


skills

+ Adobe Suite

+ Processing and Arduino

+ Shopify

+ Sketch

+Open Frameworks (C++)

+ Microsoft Office

+ Rhino

education

+School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Major: Visual Communication and Arts Administration

Minor : Art History and Art and Technology

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar

 

+Parsons Paris New School of Design (First Year)

Major: Stategic design and managment

 

+Central Saint Martins, London (Pre-College)

Portfolio preparation program