About me

[tabgroup]

[sixcl]

Jose Gómez’s introduction to design was at University CEU Cardenal Herrera in Valencia, Spain. There, his exposure to the variety of functional design practices taught him the fundamental principles of the discipline. Following this, he completed a two year Masters degree in Vehicle and Transport design, where he began to appreciate the significance of the direct relationship between design and society. He understood the consequence of the comuncation that exists between the two and how this relationship can manifest as a physical creation. Furthermore, he remained open to the relationship between the various design disciplines and began to consider them united in their functionality- whether it be graphic, product, communication or audiovisual production design. This became his principle design value: in all works of art, there is a human sensitivity that defines the result. This is inspired by a stimulus to proceed to the next step or an eagerness to make the next piece that embodies this sensation.

On completion of his academic training, he was a participant in taught workshops in a multitude of design disciplines. These were run by various international designers including Hector Serrano, Marteen Baas, Ricardo Salas and design studio CuldeSac. His then continued his learning at interior design studio Gehos for two years, where he learnt how to interact with clients in a positive and honest manner, in order to achieve the best results on all of his projects.

It was after this that Jose co-founded Estudio Estrés, with partners Hector Muñoz and Jose Ramón Tarazona.

It was here that he had the platform from which to put in to practice and refine his previous sensitive and theoretic approach to design, in a variety of different fields. This included works of Product design, Graphic communication, audiovisual production and photography. Despite beginning in a tough economic climate the studio secured clients such as Aston Martin, Culdesac, Tiffany&Co., Seat, ValenciaCF among others, through hard work tailored to the market. The studio was subsequently invited to teach a design product workshop of 28 students at the ‘Instituto European di Design’ in Madrid.

Alongside his involment with Studio Estres, Jose understood the importance refining his skillset as an individual designer and the need to adapt to an ever-changing environment. He therefore took the opportunity to work as a photographer for the Vitra Design Museum, during their summer workshop programme in Boisbuchet, France. There he produced the official published book of the workshop programme on behalf of the Vitra Design Museum.

After making the decision to finally leave Estudio Estres and continue working alone, Jose aimed to further define his design personality and creative direction through new projects for clients Nike and Mercedes Benz. He is also currently involved in various London based projects, including a shop fit and a chandelier design.

Upon arriving to this point in his career, Jose´s work draws emphasis on his attraction and appreciation of natural forms and processes, whilst remaining wary of superfluous technological processes. Always a lover of craft and classic process, Jose has further begun to draw upon this in order to produce meaningful, delicate, sensitive work.

[/sixcl]

Jose Gómez contactó con el diseño por primera vez en la Universidad UCH-CEU de Valencia, donde aprendió unos principios básicos pero necesarios, y algunas herramientas de diversa funcionalidad. Tras estos 3 años estudió un Master en transporte y automoción donde empezó a entender cómo el diseño tiene una relación directa con la sociedad. Cómo existe una comunicación mutua, que hace que se alimenten la una de la otra hasta el punto de llegar a crear una necesidad vital. Aprendió, o quiso aprender a relacionar el amplio abanico de especialidades. Empezó a ver el diseño como un conjunto, como un todo, que no diferencia el diseño gráfico del diseño de producto, que no diferencia la comunicación, con la producción audiovisual. Llegó a entender, adoptándolo como uno de sus valores, que sobre todas las artes hay una sensibilidad común que define un resultado. Un ser vivo con sensibilidad y sensaciones esperando un estímulo para dar el siguiente paso, para experimentar su próxima sensación.

Cuando acabó su formación académica y habiendo realizado workshops con diseñadores como Hector Serrano, Pepe y Alberto de CuldeSac, Marteen Baas, o Ricardo Salas continuó formándose en GEHOS, estudio de interiorismo donde empezó a entender la relación real con los clientes. Cómo actuar con ellos. Cómo ejercitar una actitud positiva y sincera que desemboca en proyectos con buenos resultados y observadores felices.

Tras estos dos años funda junto a Héctor Muñoz y Jose Ramón Tarazona, Estudio Estres.

Un espacio donde por fin, gracias a la mezcla de aptitudes de cada uno de los 3 miembros, pudo empezar a aplicar su sensibilidad y su teoría a proyectos íntegros en disciplinas muy diferentes. Diseño de producto, comunicación gráfica, producción audiovisual, fotografía. Con un difícil comienzo en el momento en que España se encontraba en la peor situación económica, resulto un gran proyecto, teniendo la oportunidad de trabajar para clientes como CuldeSac, Aston Martin, Tiffany&Co., Seat o Valencia CF entre otros.

Durante este tiempo co dirigiendo Estudio Estres, surgen nuevos proyectos y con ellos la necesidad de un cambio, de seguir entendiendo este sitio donde vivimos. Proyectos en Francia como ser el fotógrafo de los workshops de Vitra Design Museum en Boisbuchet, e incluso realizar algún trabajo editorial para este o bien en Londres, donde actualmente realiza gran parte de su actividad profesional.

Tras parar su plena actividad en Estudio Estres, y haber seguido aprendiendo de clientes como Nike o Mercedes Benz, decide definir aun más su personalidad y dirección creativa dedicando más tiempo a proyectos propios donde aplica su sensibilidad y esfuerzo a diferentes disciplinas creativas.

Llegado a este punto, empieza a relucir y a marcarse más todavía en su trabajo su atracción hacia lo natural, su miedo a la tecnología que excede límites morales y humanos. Se establece como amante de los procesos más clásicos y defiende técnicas manuales que añaden una huella sutil, delicadeza y sensibilidad a sus proyectos.


2002-2005. Studied ‘Industrial Design’ at University CARDENAL HERRERA, CEU.

2002. Awarded third prize by the company “SAGGAS”, christmas contest

2003. Workshop “EQUILIBRISTAS” by Culdesac. This Workshop speaks about how the Techonology help us in our normal life.

2005. Brand design made for Veterinary Promotion from CARDENAL HERRERA -CEU- university. 2001-2006

2005-2006. Vehicle and transport Design Master at CARDENAL HERRERA -CEU- university

2006. Workshop “cafesocial” by Héctor Serrano. This workshops, was showed in NUDE 2006 at Valencia Design Week.

2006. Workshop about bussines cards by Boke Bazán.

2006. Create ‘Studio Estres’ with Héctor Muñoz and Jose Ramón Tarazona.

2007-2008. Works like graphic designer and interior designer in GEHOS, company dedicated to Health and commercial spaces design.

2009. Inauguration of  ‘Studio Estres’ workspace in Valencia with Héctor Muñoz and Jose Ramón Tarazona.

2009. Showing work from ‘Studio Estres’ in NUDE / Feria Habitat Valencia “Ideas y Pasión” 2009 / Valencia Design Week

2009. First Prize at Bar Office Photography Competition. Erotism and restoration, with ‘HotelB’ series.

2010. Official Photographer in “Summer workshops at Domaine de Boisbuchet” for Vitra Design Museum.

2010. Workshop “Editorial Programme” by Ricardo Salas in “Summer Workshops at Domaine de Boisbuchet” / Vitra Design Museum.

2010. Showing work from ‘Studio Estres’ in NUDE / Feria Habitat Valencia “Ideas y Pasión” 2010 / Valencia Design Week

2010. Take Pictures for Hermes Workshop at “Domaine de Boisbuchet” / Vitra Design Museum.

2011. Official Photographer in “Summer workshops at Domaine de Boisbuchet” for Vitra Design Museum.

2011. Showing work from ‘Studio Estres’ in NUDE / Valencia Design Week2011

2011. Teaches a ‘Bed and Breakfast’ workshop at IED ( Instituto Europeo di Design ) in Madrid.

2012. Continues his path at ‘Studio Estres’  and make his first photography work at London for Mittelman Associattes.

2013. Begins to mix his own work with ‘Studio Estres’ work. Looking for new opportunities and new points of view.

2013. Ceramic Workshop at Domanises ( Valencia )

2013. Finishes his co-direction at ‘Studio Estres’ and move to London.

2013. Works in the Post Production of different project at James Harris Photography.

2013. He becomes Getty Images Contributor.

2014. Post-Production at Design/Miami Basel 2014

   


[/tabgroup]