Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar
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I live for blue sky ideas and bringing them to life.

 

Born in the mountains of Colombia, I am a curious designer, an explorer fascinated with new challenges, my goal is always to find elegant solutions to complex problems. Graduated from the Umea design institute in Sweden as an advanced product designer master. My work during these 10 years of experience showed me that teamwork and making your team shine is all about bringing a project to life.

I'm currently in the city of Chicago working for IDEO as a Senior Industrial Designer in projects that range from the future of mobility at a global scale, a community engagement strategy with the Centers of Disease Control to prevent the spread of Zika in Puerto Rico, and helped a medical device startup create a state-of-the art robotic surgical tool. Plus a 3 year personal adventure trying to push the least conventional prosthetic for kids into a global market that left my heart broken and so many learning on social innovation and entrepreneurship.

I love what I do.

Some recognitions on my work

My work has been internationally recognized for sometime, within some of the recognition there's been a Gold on IDEA, Netexplo, FastCompany Innovation by design award, a Cannes Gold Lion on product design, INDEX, IF student award, Core 77, Red Dot Design. And innovation festivals such as New York's, Clio and D&AD. and after a TEDx talk my project IKO was published by the Time magazine as one of the 25 best inventions of 2016. If you are curious about some other recognitions on my career, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

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If you'd like to find more about me, send me a message, give me feedback or just say hi, please send me a message and I'll do my best to get back to you on time.

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