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Industrial, Graphic & Web Design
Carlos Ortega-Morales holds a B.S. in Industrial Design from ITESM-CCM from Mexico City. As an industrial designer, his interest is the development of products and services with complete life-cycles development, from: Ideation, design business strategy, product development, user interaction, and product recycling.
Part of the “MORE / less Collection” this set of coasters is designed to reduce the waste during the production.
Iguana 4 Studio participated in the Project “Destination: Mexico” by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as one of the Mexican Studios that commercialized their products at the MoMA stores in New York.
A durable paper card case that references the shape of a stack of money, colored with different patterns from banknotes around the world. This project was inspired using color and object as a unique character describing a unique behavior.
“My constant travel through different places reshapes my value and appearance all the time. So I want to be more yellow, green, red and blue, adopting some of all the places I go through”.
Exhibited at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Milan Design Week 2013 and the Set Off Show | 2013 Graduate Design Show at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, USA.
Runner up in MX Chairs 2015. Exhibited in the final design competition by the Mexican Museum of Design (MUMEDI) with the project "Plywood"
Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s installation El Fin del Mundo projects the world following a cataclysm that has brought it to the brink of annihilation. Acts of man and nature’s responses have resulted in rising sea levels and the release of hazardous materials into the environment. Earth is a vast sphere of desolation: the highest peaks and tallest skyscrapers now rise as islands above the waters, bases for the construction of new platforms. In this post-apocalyptic world, the familiar power system, socio-economic fabric, art, and culture no longer exist. Museums and galleries are mausoleums, submerged or barely visible. In the new world, survival supersedes all else. A new plan must come into being for civilization to be reconstituted so that those remaining can join together and rebuild. This dire and seemingly hopeless condition is actually a new platform that provides an opportunity to reassess what constitutes art, design, culture, and the quality of life itself when preconceptions and prejudices have vanished.
On this theoretical platform, this workshop will explore ways in which objects we take for granted in the present will transform themselves in a world that have rendered them obsolete.
Due to the disaster 100 years from now, Island dwellers lost the infrastructure for time as we know it today. These Islanders need to create a new structure to give framework to “time” ; their life revolves around natural rhythms- tides, sunrise, sunset, seasons, and moon cycles. Thus, the new base unit for their man-made life becomes their heartbeat. Biological clocks were the first measure of structure for living beings in early evolution. Humans become amazingly adept at recognizing and tracking their own and other’ s heartbeats through the use of Coram. While impossible to accuately and officailly standardize a biological function, discrepencies are inherent when comparing two heartbeats. In a civilization attempting to rebuild itself, these discrepancies foster communication, empathy and intimacy.
Inspired by the Agave shape, this glass represent the modern meaning of the drinking game of shots and the danger/excitement of playing it.
Developed the new packing for the Tequila commercialized in Mexico and in USA.
Part of the “MORE / less Collection” where the main goal is the efficient material use. Featured in the”20/20 Collection” from the Mexican Gallery of Design, as one of the 20 emerging design talents in Mexico.
Modular furniture made out of cardboard, the assembly does not require any glue or tape making it 100% recyclable. By using two pieces (square and triangle) it can be assembled to any shape and any size.
Silver Mention winner in the contest “a! Diseño 2009” at the Epson Photo Gallery in Mexico City.
Cardboard booths for exhibitions and trade shows. The main use of these dividers is to separate the space from one exhibitor to the other, the size of the booth can change according to the needs.
Iguana 4 Studio has been the official supplier of these booths
at several events; testing the strength, durability and aesthetics of the ecological concept.
Kunio website was developed as part of bigger campaign for a restaurant located in Mexico City. The site has was built using open sources resources (Github and Heroku).
Web and graphic designer volunteer for Peewees's Pet Adoption.
Since 2016, I have volunteered for this no-kill shelter. I have supported the shelter with graphic design, web design and video editing.