Ismael Velo

Hello. I am Ismael Velo, a frelance product designer graduated at the Msc. Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven. I studied Industrial Design Engineering before at Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, following both study periods with internships at Materfad Materials Center, FabLab Amsterdam and more recently Waag Society, where I enjoyed designing interactive wooden toys for children with intellectual disabilities.

A generalist designer and maker whose work spans across various mediums: from interactive devices to books. My expertise lies in the design and development of physical products, making ideas tangible through a hands-on process. The combination of an analytic mind and sensitive making skills allows me to hop between making and thinking, moving swiftly from concepts to basic models and fully working prototypes. I have a particular interest in giving a humane face to interactive and care products, making things look good as a result of a meticulous workflow and a keen eye for detail. An advocate of the power of aesthetics in social design, my work revolves mainly around the topics of design for wellbeing and design for play. Conscious designs with a sense of simple, quiet and elegant beauty.

Romantic at times, I walked the Camino de Santiago twice. A physical, emotional and intellectual experience that led to an intimate photographic project. Here you can find my résumé.