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Specialities
Apparel and Textile Design | Production management | Branding | Market Research | Drawing by hand | Illustrator | Photography

Summary
My name is Carmen Castanyer and I am a spanish artists, designer and entrepreneur, based in Innsbruck since August 2014.
I speak spanish, english fluently and have a good knowledge of italian and french. Currently I’m taking advanced lessons in german.

I’ve been always interested on human interaction and also on how the objects are conceived, their internal mechanisms and processes.
During my work experience as a designer, my focus has very much been on defining and developing new projects and strategies as well as communicating them to the target. I am very passionate and dedicated on fullfilling the desired objectives and goals.

I am specialized in fashion design, bags design, textile and print design and
illustration. I’ve been working for the industry for more than 15 years. Besides freelancing I also run my own label: www.blauvent.com

I paint mountains and I work by commission, I paint them in any size. I do always work from photos I take myself in the mountains.

BLAUVENT was launched in October 2009. I had in mind my own project as designer, a sustainable product that would have sense also for a passionate paraglider as I was. For that reason I started manufacturing my designs with original paraglider textile and from used and recycled ones.

I got my Master in Design and Communication at the Domus Academy, Milan, back in 2001.
I was shoes designer at Camper for two years, and I worked as designer at Salomon Sports, in France, for one year. In the year 2006, after two years building and coordinating a new apparel brand for a Spanish company, I started the adventure of being freelancer.

The last years, among some other clients I’ve been designing and coordinating the whole collections of a womenswear eco-label called Tijar, based in Nepal and Spain. My background has always been very eclectic.

Doing what one likes is one of the biggest luxuries possible. I believe in it and I feel fortunate to pursue my vocation. Since my younger years I have been
professionally proactive, experimenting in different fields and eager to cross the conventional borders to explore new ways of accomplishing the purpose.

Honors and Awards
Design Award
INJUVE 2007, SPAIN
July 2007
First Prize.

Graphic Design Award
PREMIOS DIPUTACIÓN DE ALICANTE, SPAIN
July 2010
Third Prize.

Fashion Design Award
MITTLEMODA, ITALY
Agust 2001
Finalist. Menswear Collection.

Accessories Design Award
MODA GIOVANE STILISTI, ITALY
May 2001
First Prize. Bags Collection.

Fashion Design Award
DOMUS ACADEMY, ITALY
October 2000
Second Prize. Menswear and Accessories Collection.

Textile Design Award
MURCIA JOVEN, SPAIN
December 1998
Second Prize. Menswear Collection.

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