Jorge Paricio was born in Madrid,
Spain. He got his Doctoral Degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University
in Madrid in 2008, Spain; he got his Master's Degree in Industrial Design at
Pratt Institute, New York in 1994 and his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in
Madrid in 1992.
After his graduation from Pratt, Jorge practiced industrial
design in New York City, working for small consulting firms doing contract work
as a concept developer and rendering artist. He also worked for Colgate
Palmolive in their Industrial Design Department, developing concepts for
products and packages. He later continued his career in Arizona, designing
workstations and tools used in different semiconductor industries.
After a few years of practice he moved back to Madrid, where
he designed furniture, signage programs, point of purchase displays, interiors
and graphics for a collection of banks and corporate accounts, as well as more
packaging concepts for some local food and beverage industries.
In 1997 he moved back to New York and worked again for
Colgate Palmolive and later for Blumlein Associates Inc., where he designed
concepts and blueprints for major U.S. trade shows, museums and showrooms, as
well as graphics and point of purchase displays. A partial list of clients included
Sony Electronics, Tektronix, Sirius Satellite Radio, Newsday's traveling
exhibitions, AT&T and Mitchell Field Museums.
In 2001 he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked as a
full-time instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado in the industrial design
department and later transferred to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online
Division where the currently teaches as a full-time instructor in the interior
design department. He specializes in teaching in a Drawing Tutor center, and in
teaching Google Sketchup and History of Furniture. He currently lives in
Barrington, Rhode Island.
He has also taught for the Italian
school Istituto Europe di Design, in Madrid, for Parson's in their summer
school in the Dominican Republic, and at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.