Industrial designer & artist based in Guatemala City
As a Designer
Manuel Ovalle, who has participated in several international exhibitions like Inédito 2020 from DWM in Mexico City, BID_20 in Madrid, Spain & shortlisted in Ein und Zwanzig 2021, World´s Finest Design Talents. Also as a co-designer in DDW in Eindhoven (Virtual).
Is an industrial designer who loves the prototyping process and exploring production methods, in the past few years he has specialized in 3D modeling & rendering, 3D printing, material science, and user-centered design, all of these areas with a sustainability approach.
Movalle Studio is his personal brand & design studio, where he works on independent projects, as well Movalle is an open studio for design consultancies and collaborations.
Actually Manuel Ovalle
Work´s for Guatemalan´s greatest cement company, in the Research & Development Center of it (CI+D), taking part in the development team for concrete 3D printing, as well developing projects to look for new applications of cement in the industry and development of cement-based materials.
Develops independent design projects at Movalle Studio, his studio, and personal design brand, also in collaboration with different designers, clients & companies.
Is an active member of Global Shapers, Guatemala City Hub (a world Economic Forum initiative)
It´s starting his trajectory as a professor for the Industrial Design program at a private college in Guatemala City.
As an Artist
After four years of study in plastic arts, with the prestigious Guatemalan master Humberto Coronado and four years as assistant to the teacher Rubin Solorzano, he adopts an innovative trend in dry techniques, with his work he has exhibited in Guatemala and Mexico, in group and individual exhibitions.
Actually, he continues his particular art studies and painting in different techniques.