About

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

I’m as a cross-disciplinary design passionate who believes that creativity and critical thinking combined with an entrepreneurial mindset can help organizations transform and create value.

I am an Industrial Engineer by background, passionate for the idea-to-market process. I have deep experience in entrepreneurship, product design and development, and business analysis. I also have experience in project management, financial modeling, product costing and pricing, account management, and market and user research.

I love challenges of diverse natures. I am super curious, positive and unsettled, aspects that with time I learnt to appreciate about myself. I am much more visual than verbal. I think better if I use my hands. I believe in collaboration and value the exchange of knowledge in learning and teaching experiences.

My experience taught me what I know about leading creative teams, entrepreneurship, dealing with deadlines, ambiguity and stressful times in projects.

I am currently a 2020 candidate for the Design Program at Stanford University (MSc. in Design Impact from the Mechanical Engineering Department).

Let’s get in touch:

(+1-650) 505-8125

mgarzaron@gmail.com

Resume

Working Experience

2012 - Current: Tincho & Lola, Founder and Design Director

Tincho & Lola is a backpack company from Argentina with focus on the social and environmental impact, and celebrating the value of craftsmanship.
Tasks: product design, costing, design strategy, business analysis and visuals.

2017 - 2018: Argentina’s Ministry of Science, Design Lead

Fabrica is a public design-driven social innovation program.
Tasks: design methodology design and implementation. Project facilitator.

2012 - 2015: Universidad de Buenos Aires, TA for Start-Up Workshop

Emprending is a start up class in the school of engineering. Tasks: teaching assistant in charge of design thinking workshops.

2007 - 2010: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota’s Account Manager

Yazaki is Japanese automotive component manufacturer.
Tasks: product and process development, costing & pricing, negotiation and business analysis & development.

Educational Experience

2018 - Current: Stanford University, MS Design Program

Candidate for 2020 class.

2010 - 2011: Domus Academy of Milan, Italy, MA Business Design

Design-driven innovation master program. Full scholarship awarded through competition. GPA: 4.0

2002 - 2007: Universidad de Buenos Aires, BS Industrial Engineering

Industrial / manufacturing engineering undergraduate program.

Skills & Interests

Digital & Hard Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Autocad (2D), Solidworks (3D), Prototyping, Python Programming Language, Spanish (first language), English (as a first language), Italian (basic) & Portuguese (basic)

Soft Skills

Entrepreneurship, Business Model Design, Product Development Project Management, Team Leadership, Visual Thinking, Prototyping and Team Working

Interests

Woodworking, cooking, surfing, skiing, sailing, climbing, fitness training, yoga, bicycles