Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Laga bidea Ed. 804 Mod. 303
T: + 34 (0)94 65 735 62
Jon Santacoloma is the soul behind Ideilan Design. His professional career started shortly after earning his degree in business science – with a specialisation in marketing – from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto (Deusto Business University) in 1996. One year later he was awarded a public scholarship at the DZ Design Centre for a three-year course in industrial design. He later extended his studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., where he earned a B.A. degree (with honours) in Product and Furniture Design.
This knowledge and training have greatly influenced his career. He has collaborated with the University of Oviedo, the University of Aviles and Mondragon University as a professor and project supervisor. He has also taught and supervised in the Design Management Masters programme offered by the DZ Design Centre, in collaboration with the Basque Country University.
He has also been an outside expert in industrial design at the UoW – University of Wales since 2008, and maintains ongoing relations with a number of different technology centres. He is currently teaching at the University of Deusto (DBS).
Jon Santacoloma’s work has been recognised by, among others, the AEPD (Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño, [Spanish Association of Design Professionals]) with their industrial design prize in 2006. He has also written a number of articles related to the role of design in a company, its management and its contribution to sustainable competitiveness.