Msc. Mejia Sarmiento, J.R.
Design Conceptualization and Communication
Ricardo Mejia is a designer with international experience as an independent advisor, as a consultant for government institutions, as an entrepreneur in his own design firms, as director of research development and innovation departments in the private sector and as a researcher and lecturer at different universities. His works focuses on industrial and strategic design; products, services and brand strategic projects for SMEs and design and research strategies, development and innovation for diverse sectors.
Ricardo worked as a consultant on R&D+i for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Colombia; he gave professional advice to the management of SMEs, within the Vice-Ministry of Business Development. This included the development of a strategic plan and a route map to create a 'design culture' in the country that would help breach the gap between professional designers and the productive sector. He has worked in the definition of a set of policies for the design and implementation of design thinking in SMEs.
Ricardo also works as a design consultant for the private and public sector and develops 'integral design tutoring projects' designing new businesses’ strategies, products and/or services.
Now, he is a doctoral student at Delft University of Technology; his work is about the construction of Future Scenarios and Concept Products.
- 2014–2018 (expected)
PhD, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology - TU Delft
Master of Science with distinction (cum laude) in Strategic Product Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology - TU Delft
Postgraduate in Project Management, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Designer & social innovation consultant (founding member), Stichting Help Manuel NL
R&D+i advisor and Design expert of the MCI&T Colombia, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Col
Design+i advisor and Experience Prototyping expert of the BCC, Bogota Chamber of Commerce Col
- 2010 - 2013
Designer, researcher, consultant & teacher in social innovation & design in BoP markets, Universidad de los Andes Col
Industrial Designer (Intern), MOTIO Development NL
Innovation Consultant, IDOM, Spain
- 2004 - 2005
Research & Development Director, Kassani Design S.A. Col
Designer (founding member), Prospekt Design Col
Specialisation/Field of research
- Concept prototyping
- Future scenarios
Mobility at the first and last mile of the IPT in a European Megacity
Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento
1 June 2012
Guia d'innovació en el desenvolupament de nous productes
Xavier Ayneto, Mercedes Masip, Menno Veefkind, Marta Albertí and Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento
1 October 2009