Gerardo Sandoval Osio (1991) is a designer from Monterrey, Mexico, focused on material, cultural, socio-environmental, and territorial research through design. He studied industrial design at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL, 2008-2013) and graduated from the MA Geo-Design master’s program at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands (DAE, 2022). Gerardo has undertaken studies in traditional Japanese crafts and modern design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT, Kyoto, Jp), as part of the CONACYT-JICA program (2016).
He has served as a teacher at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL, 2017-2020) and at the Superior Center for Design Studies of Monterrey (CEDIM, 2018-2020), both design universities in Monterrey, Mexico. Currently, he works as a professor at Técnológico de Monterrey (TEC, 2022-today).
Gerardo develops design projects as an independent professional. He is a co-founder of Tierra de Saberes, a project that investigates, documents, and disseminates traditional knowledge rooted in the northeastern territory. Additionally, he is a promoter of the Ayuguara project, which investigates the relationships between the city of Monterrey, Mexico, and the mountains that surround it.
His designs and projects have been showcased at the Galería Mexicana de Diseño (Milano in Messico, CDMX, Mx), MAAT (Aquaria, Lisboa, Pt), and in exhibitions such as the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño (CDMX, Mx), Design Week México (CDMX, Mx), Campamento Feria (Gdl, Mx), Tokyo Design Week (Jp), Milan Design Week (It), and Dutch Design Week (NL).