Luis Arturo Méndez Alba

Luis Arturo Méndez Alba

Industrial Designer

Associate Professor

Director – Innovation and Design Department
Universidad Panamericana – School of Engineering
Aguascalientes, Ags., MEXICO
Tel: (+52) 449-910-6200 ext 7303
Fax: (+52) 449-910-6200 ext 7159
email: lamendez [at]

Prof. Méndez-Alba is currently head of the Innovation and Design Department and responsible for product design for technology transfer at MCS lab.

 Among others, he has been consultant in industrial and graphic design for IncUP Advisors. R&D Director in design and strategic development for A.E. Von Haucke Inc. Image and product designer for Aeropuertos y Servicios AuxiliaresSeman Baker Productions (advertising agency) and Staines Segon Industries (manufacturer of commercial cleaning equipment).

 In 2001 he creates Soneto, a studio-workshop for the design and production of assamblage jewelry for the world market. His creations have been in exhibition for sale at:

  • The Modern Art Museum (Mexico City)
  • Rufino Tamayo Modern Art Museum (Mexico City)
  • Fine Arts Palace (Mexico City)
  • Museo del Ex-convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Oaxaca, Mexico)

His work has been commented in various specialized magazines in Mexico: Obras, Enlace, DX, Arte y Decoración.


  •  Juguete Arte Objeto, Museo José Luis Cuevas (2000)
  •  Von Haucke 40 Años, Mexico (1999)
  •  Expo Diseño UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria UNAM, Mexico (1998)
  •  Made in México, World Trade Center, Dallas, Texas, USA (1992)
  •  20 Años de Diseño en la UNAM, Museo de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico (1989)
  •  Aprender Jugando, UNICEF (1984)
  •  15 Años de Diseño en la UNAM, Museo de Ciencias y Arte, , Mexico (1984)

 Besides, his designs have been promoted in trade fairs in Mexico, the US and Panama.


  • ENART 2004 Design Award, 1st place jewelry specialty
  • CONAFE 1984 Toys Design Award, 3rd place
  • Winner of the 1983 Gabino Barreda medal