Kristina Marrero


I was raised in a passionate Cuban/Puerto-Rican family. We used our hands more than our words to express emotion. As I grew up, I also learned to use my hands to express creativity in other mediums, like playing with Lego's and Barbie's, cooking and baking delicious foods, and practicing the violin. So, naturally, I left my world of color and creativity for the fascinating world of calculus and chemistry to pursue a degree in engineering!

About halfway through, I realized how much I missed thinking and making with my hands. I craved a blend of both of my worlds, the calculated and creative. Luckily, I discovered the world of product design, and I haven't looked back. All of these life moments helped me uncover my true passion: to create crafted and sensorial experiences that connect with you emotionally and enhance your lifestyle and well-being, even if just for a moment.

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    adidas, Innovation Team (AIT)
    Design Intern
    June 2013 - December 2013
    Portland, Oregon

    Tesla Motors, Color & Trim team
    Studio Intern
    May 2011 - August 2011
    Hawthorne, California

    Art Center College of Design, CMTEL
    Lab Assistant
    January 2011 - June 2013
    Pasadena, California

    The Segal Design Institute
    Engineering Design Intern
    June 2009 - September 2010
    Evanston, Illinois

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Adagio Collection
    Pique Barstool


    Spark! Finalist
    Spark Design Awards (Concept/Student)
    In recognition of Kasane Lounge Chair

    IDSA Student Merit Award (ACCD)
    In recognition of Representing ACCD at
    the 2014 Western District Conference


    Tokyo, Japan: From the World
    Featuring work from Tama Art University
    AXIS Magazine (Japan)
    April 2013, Vol.162

    Core Strengths

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