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Bruno Oro

Iowa State University / Assistant Professor in Industrial Design

Bruno Oro is an Industrial Designer with 18 years of practice in areas such as electronics, toys, and furniture. A fervent advocate of multi-disciplinarity, Bruno branched out to fashion design and graphic design, with experience developing brand identities, packaging, marketing strategies and custom-made design for commercial and residential furniture.

Bruno’s projects have been published in prestigious magazines, TV shows, newspapers and digital media in Europe, America and Asia, such as the Vogue magazine and the Design for Life series hosted by Philippe Starck.

Being taught by renowned designers such as Bauhaus Professor Karl Schawelka and the fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga, Bruno developed a passion for teaching. As a lecturer, he has been sharing his knowledge of design for 12 years. Bruno has worked as program director for the largest design college in Asia, Raffles Design Institution, as program director for the University of Nottingham, a top 100 world-rank university, and as faculty of Iowa State University at one of the top notch Industrial Design program in the US.

Throughout his academic career, he has taught a broad range of design courses, such as user experience, design thinking and universal design for learning. Bruno has won 14 international design awards so far and has guided many award-winning student projects. He also serves as a board member of professional bodies and companies and regularly serves as a referee for academic journals.