Ivanna Sotelo

Ivanna Sotelo

Vancouver, BC, CA

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I am an architect and designer from Mexico, where I formed my professional career and I was able to put into practice my university learning, starting from architectural draftsman to project manager. The previous year I wanted to get more into user design in different areas, so I opted to do a master's in Interior Design in Vancouver, which has helped me to have more skills in user design as well as furniture design and experience design. 

I consider myself a person committed to my work, responsible, creative, always looking to keep my designs on trend, who thinks of solutions and actions for change, and most of all, ready to work on a more professional stage. 



FREELANCER ARCHITECT, Puebla, MX, Freelancer Architect

My primary duties are primarily in residential environments, but I have done commercial as in retail stores and restaurant projects.

Feb 2022 - current

ZISSA: Design, Architecture and Construction, Guerrero, Mexico , Project manager

As a project manager and design manager, my primary role was in residential design. I was in charge of designing and developing two houses and a vertical housing of 8 floors simultaneously. With ZISSA, I created my role as an interior designer was set in the design of some retail stores and restaurants in shopping malls.

Jan 2019 - Jun 2021

SG Architects, Puebla, Mexico, Architectural Technologist /draftsman

This position was my first approach to work in architecture, where I was part of the architectural visualization team and 3d visualization in residential developments.

Jan 2018 - Dec 2019


Visual College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, CA, Bachelors, Interior Design

VCAD provides us with quality education and teachers interested in our learning, a series of conferences, and extracurricular activities that serve both to educate and network.

To complement my knowledge of Architecture, I decided to take the Interior Design program. In addition to practicing my skills, I could concentrate on the interior design areas, where I learned more about user design.

Nov 2021 - current

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Puebla, MX, BArch, Architecture

In addition to complying with the academic program, ITESM Puebla creates the participation of students in different modalities, congresses, fairs, volunteering, and contests so that students, like me, develop their own personal and professional stamp.

Aug 2016 - Jul 2021


Boutique Hotel Design and Development Contest with XCARET MX, Honorable Mention

For our final project, all students participated in a design and experience development contest for the XCARET hotel and theme park collective in Cancun, Mexico.


Studio Box: La casa de Michín, 2nd Place

Educational ephemeral space. Project developed within the framework of Semester I at Tec, Campus Puebla.

As architecture students, we dedicated four months to the "Studio Box" project, consisting of two brief architecture modules used in children's workshops about environmental awareness about the Atoyac River and located in the CEMUHI facilities in Puebla.


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