Hello world, I am Mayi

Industrial and Interaction Designer

About Me

I’m an experienced industrial designer and mid-level web developer with the skills to develop projects that incorporate both physical and online interactions. I have a range of skills such as design and product development that make me a valuable team member, soft skills that make me suitable for client facing roles and organisational skills that make me suitable for team leadership roles.

Research Interest: Internet of Things, Human Computer Interaction, Prototyping, Natural User Interactions, Aging and Technology, Data Visualization

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Mayi

Personal Information

Name : Maria Cervantes
Age : 32 Years
Phone : 0449242041
Email : admin@mayicervantes.com
Location : Coopers Plains Area, Australia
I’m Maria Cervantes (but friends call me Mayi), Industrial and Interaction Designer from Mexico City living in Brisbane, Australia.

Skills

This is my toolbox. I keep on exploring new frameworks every time I have a bit of spare time (Node.Js, you are next!)

Photoshop
90%
Illustrator
90%
HTML/CSS
90%
JavaScript
60%
Bootstrap
80%
Foundation6
80%
Php
50%
CodeIgniter
40%
Balsamic, Invision
70%
Python
40%
Agile - SCRUM
80%
Spanish
100%
English
90%
Portuguese
50%

Experience

I’ve always been interested on how people interact with the world. This is why I studied Industrial Design: to understand how people interacted with objects, shapes and materials. After 7 years of experience in the industry (Industrial Design + Marketing), I decided I wanted to go back to school and learn more. I wanted to understand deeply how humans interacted with their digital world... and here I am!

August 2016 - Present

Advanced Engineering Building, UQ
Tutor (DECO3801/INFS1300)

The University of Queensland, Australia

Tutor (Courses DECO3801 - Build and INFS1300 - The Web Inside Out)

The University of Queensland, Australia

Promoted students to work following a SCRUM methodology process (DECO3801).

Instructed best practices related with software and web development.

Assisted students during the development of their projects and evaluated the quality of deliverables according to industry standards (DECO3801).

August 2015 - November 2015

The University of Queensland
Tutor (INFS1300)

The University of Queensland, Australia

Tutor (Course INFS1300 - The Web Inside Out)

The University of Queensland, Australia

Promoted students to develop research skills and engaged with them through demonstrations and workshops related with the topics covered during the lectures.

Marked projects, ensuring that concepts related with the class were correctly understood and applied.

July 2010 - February 2014

National Coordinator - In-Store Display (Marketing Division)

LG Electronics, Mexico

National Coordinator In-Store Display (Marketing Division)

LG Electronics, Mexico

Gained knowledge of retail industries and brand communication while working with almost all the categories at LG Mexico.

Supported other teams inside the Marketing Division (such as digital and trade marketing). Worked closely with members from other areas (such as Sales and Supply chain) which gave me an overall understanding of how to work with each area efficiently.

Supported sale goals of our strategic clients. Negotiated with them regarding our optimal floor allocation and increasing coverage each year,

Reported directly to our Marketing Division and to the Business Directors of each category. Overseas, I reported to LG North America and LG Headquarters at South Korea. To do this efficiently I closely monitored our In-Store budget, our coverage, how we were meeting our client’s goals and how each asset was being used.

June 2009 - July 2010

Junior (Industrial) Designer

Cohendi Projects Design Agency (Cohendi Proyectos), Mexico

Junior (Industrial) Designer

Cohendi Projects Design Agency (Cohendi Proyectos), Mexico

Worked closely with our client’s Visual Merchandising teams to fulfil their In-Store requirements and needs.

March 2008 - June 2009

Chief Designer

Advertising On Rails Advertising Agency (Publicidad Sobre Rieles), Mexico

Chief Designer

Advertising On Rails Advertising Agency (Publicidad Sobre Rieles), Mexico

Created (with collaboration of Arq. Omar Sayeg) the whole project blueprints for Outdoor advertising spaces placed at the Suburban Train stations.

August 2007 - January 2008

Trainee

In/situm (Leading Innovation Consultancy), Mexico

Trainee

In/situm (Leading Innovation Consultancy), Mexico

Supporting tasks for ethnographic research projects (shadowing, user testing, interviews, workshops, focus groups)

Other Jobs 2015 - 2016

Casual Jobs

Various Employeers, Australia

Casual Jobs

Various Employeers, Australia

High Tea Bar Coordinator (Hilton Hotel, Brisbane) - The Peppermint Group

Assistant Stage Manager (Flying Squad) - Woodford Folk Festival

Academic Experience

Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Product Design... I've done a bit of everything. I am trying to focus more on Web Design, Internet of Things and Usability. Feel free to contact me if you want to know more!

2014 - 2016

Masters of Interaction Design

The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

Masters of Interaction Design

The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)

CONACYT-FUNED Scholarship

FIDERH Sponsorship

Dean's Commendation for Academic Excellence (The University of Queensland, Nov 2015)

ITEE Coursework Support Grant DIS 2016 Participation

Publication: "Could the Inherent Nature of the Internet of Things Inhibit Person-to-Person Connection?". Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016) by Maria Cervantes, Ramya Ramani, Peter Worthy, Jason Weigel, Stephen Viller and Ben Matthews

2002 - 2007

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico City, Mexico)

Bachelor of Industrial Design

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico City, Mexico)

Fundacion Telmex Sponsorship

Diploma of Academic Development (ITESM)

Summer 2006

Vacuum Moulding Techniques and History of Scandinavian Design (Summer Semester Abroad)

Danmarks Designskole (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Vacuum Moulding Techniques and History of Scandinavian Design

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts: Danmarks Designskole (Copenhagen, Denmark)

During this summer semester, I was able to learn about the history of Scandinavian design while learning how to apply the famous vacuum moulding techniques, typical in the region.

Contact

Coopers Plains Area, Brisbane (Australia)