Name

Elena Minguela G

About

I'm Technical Engineer, speciality Industrial Design, graduated in 2009 in Universidad de Valladolid. I made my final project in Växjö Universitet (Sweden), composed of two parts: design of a gearbox and a study about Ecological design throughout the History. In 2010 I studied a master degree of Furniture Design in Elisava Escola de Disseny Barcelona.
Crazy about design, I even consider a chair as the best masterpiece we can find. I'd like to know everything about it, how it was made, how it was thought, who made it, who buys it…
I love football too, and I like to be well-informed about everything that happens in sport.
I also consider books as teachers of life, I read everything I find, and I like writing as well.

My working experience is varied. While I was in Sweden to make my final project with an Erasmus grant, they offered me to make an internship, between January and April 2008 in Biopress AB, Ljungby. My commitment there was to develop 3D models of the pieces created at the factory. I also worked as a monitor and teacher for children. This was useful for me because I learned how to see the world from different eyes to mine, find new horizons and options, and see how life can be improved not only for adults, but also for children. From May 2010 I have worked as check-in and welcome person for tourists who come to stay in Barcelona, for Lodging in Barcelona. This helps me to know different cultures, practice languages and discover the necessities and demandings of people for a short time. During October 2010 I have been working as an intern in the law firm Antonio García-Quintana Pérez y Jesús Minguela García Abogados y Rosario García-Quintana Pérez Economista. I was there doing training about industrial property legislation, learning case studies about industrial property, patents, and related legislation (Spanish and European). Now I spend my time writing blogs, something I enjoy a lot. I write one about my life in Barcelona, http://suchabeautifulhorizon.blogspot.com/, another one about football, http://lacomunidad.as.com/raulistaenbcn/posts, and one about design under the community of Experimenta Magazine about design and architecture: http://www.experimenta.es/blog. Also I'm blogger at online magazine diarioDesign http://diariodesign.com/, writing contents about design, interiors, architecture and product.

Specialties

  • Industrial Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Product Design

Skills

  • AutoCAD
  • 3DStudio Max
  • SolidWorks
  • Unigraphics NX
  • Illustrator
  • CorelDraw