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Maria Apud Bell

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsResearcher - Lead Creative - Freelance Graphic Designer

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About me

María has a cross-disciplinary background that combines design, science and education. She studied biochemistry in her hometown Santiago de Chile and has a masters in Innovation Design Engineering from Royal College of Art, UK. Since then, she combines her life experiences with hands on skills to tackle design opportunities in the fields of inclusive design, biomedicine, material explorations and speculative design. Influenced by her teaching skills, she is passionate about human behavior and has a deep understanding of people’s thinking processes that allow her to create meaningful products at the service of their users.

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Skills

  • Idea Generation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Team Leader
  • Design Research
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CAD Rhinoceros
  • Iterative Development
  • Scientific Illustration

Work history

2015

User Researcher

walk with path

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Walk with Path is a company that provides solutions for people with mobility and balancing problems. I worked on the development of Path Finder prototypes, a shoe accessory that prevents "freezing of gait", a common symptom for people that suffer from Parkinson's disease, that negatively affects their self esteem and balancing abilities. My job was to plan and execute user testings and use that information to iterate the product by using rapid prototyping tools.

2015

Researcher

Pontificia universidad catolica de Chile

Jul 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Full Time
  • I worked in a biomedical cancer research laboratory where I was in charge of characterizing and understanding molecular networks in gallbladder cancer disease while also being the graphic designer of the team to promote science for the general public but also for our own research papers.

2014

Teacher

Santiago College

Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Full Time
  • I was a natural science middle school teacher of 130 students working under the international curriculum of the IB programme

2012

Researcher

Pontificia universidad catolica de Chile

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Full Time
  • I worked on intracellular trafficking of cancer cells and analyzed its response to a potentially new therapeutical drug.

2014

Volunteer

Belen UC

Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Freelance
  • I used to teach in Santiago's townships to narrow the breach within our socioeconomic scenario.

Education

2017

Innovation Design Engineering

royal college of art

Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MA

2017

Innovation Design Engineering

imperial college of london

Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • MSc

2011

B.sc. Biochemistry

Pontificia Universidad catolica de Chile

Mar 2007 - Jul 2011
  • Santiago, Chile

Awards

2015

Becas chile scholarship

Conicyt

  • Full sponsorship to attend to the MA/MSc Innovation design engineering based on CV. Got awarded top ten out of 1893 applicants