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Industrial Designer, Kitchen Designer


Allen, TX 75013    |    75013, Allen, TX    |    214-713-8090    | 

.                  Ivan Hoyos



Professional Summary

Experience in sales, architectural layouts, and product development in the high-end home furniture industry. Ability to understand the customer's needs to create architectural spaces that are not only functional but also efficient and aesthetical.


My expertise is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, the development of custom-made products using different materials such as laminated glass, aluminum profiles, engineered wood, and a variety of hardware and fitting systems sourced from European vendors to provide a high-quality finished product.


During my professional career, I also spearheaded the specification processes of large-scale projects for various builders in Colombia in which the challenge was finding the right balance between design and standardization, to optimize production and installation processes to fit the project's deadline and stay below budget. By working with European brands such as Nobilia, a basic standard design would also give the end user the ability to upgrade the furniture and achieve a unique outlook. As the project manager, I oversaw these customization processes.


Moreover, my skills as an Industrial Designer with more than 18 years of experience in the furniture industry allowed me to be the design director of a builder's project in which every apartment unit had an exclusive Italian Valcucine kitchen design. This experience allowed me to be not only the designer but also gave me a management role in which I would audit the purchase order process and review proformas to ensure that each release was accurate toward the architectural layout, customer's needs, material specifications, installation assembly, and price.


My background includes a creative and analytical approach, starting with the design concept and ending with the installation verification and after-sales inquiries.





·   New Product Introduction Strategies

·   Project Estimation and Bidding

·   Technical Specifications

·   Project Planning

·   Managing Multiple Projects

·   Capacity for teamwork

·   Customer Relations

·   Subcontractor Relations

·   Vendor Relations




Work History

Project Manager 02/2015 to 07/2023

ARCHITEKTUR SAS, Bogota, Colombia

·      Project Manager and Designer for kitchen brands such as Valcucine and Nobilia.

·      Led and managed interior design projects from concept development to completion, ensuring client satisfaction and adherence to project timelines and budgets.

·      Conducted site assessments to take field measurements and document the project's site conditions to analyze the architectural layout, find strategies to optimize the space, and define the proper furniture.

·      Assisted customers in choosing exterior luxury furniture from Kettal's catalog.

·      Created comprehensive presentations using 2D elevations, 3D rendering, mood boards, and material samples to convey design concepts and facilitate client decision-making for end users and builders.

·      On turn-key projects, I coordinated and managed vendor relationships by selecting and sourcing from their catalogs, materials, furniture, fixtures, and accessories that will meet the customer's expectations on quality, price, availability, and on-time delivery.

·      On large-scale and turn-key projects, I structured the execution and elaborated the timeline to be accomplished throughout the different stages.

·      Monitored project execution to identify tight deadlines and areas of improvement to make subsequent adjustments with vendors and installation crews.

·      Coordinated with cross-functional teams to resolve project issues and mitigate risks.

Design Director 06/2014 to 01/2015

Muebles & Accesorios, Bogota, Colombia

·      Developed new shopping experience in all M&A branches, focused on the solution of spaces in which furniture is the protagonist of its surroundings.

·      Responsible for the new product lines’ design based on different types of targeted customers.

·      Reviewed and checked on the furniture production drawings.

·      Defined project scope and objectives, involving all stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

·      Managed external vendor relationships and optimized resources to fulfill client needs.

·      Researched design trends, technologies, and processes to assign furniture developments to the design team members.

·      Lead design process to align the finished product with the company’s budget and standards, cost-sensitive to market conditions, competitors’ offers, and customer needs.

·      Chair design team meetings and define strategies to mitigate production challenges.

·      Provided cost-effective technical solutions.

Senior Industrial Designer 06/2005 to 05/2014

Altek, Bogota, Colombia

·      Identified customers' needs and desires to develop home furniture solutions (walking closet, closets, and bathrooms) based on the standardized modules offered.

·      Introduced products aligned with the customer's preferences, architectural expectations, and budget.

·      Suggested imaginative and colorful designs for the customer's projects.

·      Developed not only end-user projects but also builder projects, proving that modular furniture can also be part of high-end projects, not only because of cost efficiency but also because of the style and design.

·      Every six months, I was in charge of renewing the showroom's exhibition by creating environments that would be delightful for prospective buyers, updating not only the furniture but also the decoration.

·      Supervised other designers to help them develop their skills and enhance their strengths to work on residential projects.

·      Led the training process for new software such as Kitchen Draw and Arreda.

·      Coordinate design team meetings to ensure continuous learning in industry trends, established design principles, and furniture innovation.

·      Provide the manufacturing facility plan drawings, elevations, and detailed production drawings for the manufacturing process.

·      Brainstormed with peers and other design team members to determine enhancements and new product features.

·      Checked on quality and any after-sales inquiries.





Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, Colombia

Bachelor Degree Industrial Designer, Industrial And Product Design, 03/2003

Instituto Técnico Francisco Jose De Caldas, Bogota, Colombia

High School Diploma, 12/1996





Valcucine Product Training Course

June 2021

Valcucine Metron Training Course

June 2021

Nobilia Product Training Course

November 2017





·   Metron

·   Winner Design

·   Arreda

·   Kitchen Draw

·   Rhinoceros

·   MS Office






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