Born in 1965 in Alicante, designer Mario Ruiz graduated in Industrial design from Barcelona´s prestigious Elisava Design School. He started his independent professional career in 1995 opening his own studio in Barcelona. Due to his skill and multidisciplinary experience in such diverse fields he has won the confidence of more than 120 leading companies in the world.
For some of these companies he not only undertakes projects directly related to their products in different fields but also acts as creative director defining their product. His work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Europe and Japan and he has been acknowledged with more than 40 important awards.
From 1992 until 2002, Mario Ruiz was Professor of Industrial Projects at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. He has given numerous lectures in Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Dubai, London and Chicago. He served on the board of ADI-FAD from 1999 until 2001 and in 2004 was published a monograph on his work.