Strategic designer, foresight strategist, researcher and lecturer.
He works as a research affiliate at the Institute for the Future and is the co-founder of Diagonal: a research, design, and futures studio based in Mexico City. He is also a board member of Plurality University Network (U+) and collaborates with the editorial board of World Futures Review.Jorge studied an MA Cybernetic Culture and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the University of East London. As a researcher and lecturer, he’s interested in design practices that aim to drive social change such as design futures, systemic design, and transition design. He currently teaches systems and futures thinking at the MA Design Studies and the Design of Tomorrow postgraduate diploma at CENTRO and the MA Strategic Design and Innovation at IBERO, Ciudad de México.
He’s lectured at Academia Mexicana de Creatividad, EGADE Business School, ISDI, and h2i institute (Madrid).He has worked as creative director, strategist, and director of innovation at various companies including Flock (currently Isobar Mexico), Google and Uncommon. In those roles, he's led projects in product and service design, as well as strategic foresight, for international companies such as Coca-Cola, Nissan, Ab InBev, Visa, and Gentera, as well as public organizations such as Mexico City’s Laboratorio para la Ciudad.