Yoshi Torralva
From: Bradenton, FL
Pronouns: He/Him

Yoshi is a designer who enjoys working in many mediums spanning from motion to merchandise to digital design. When he designs, he approaches his work through the core values of inclusion, continuity, and clarity. Besides working on studio projects, Yoshi spends his time designing for Carnegie Mellon Institutes and Research Labs to develop cohesive branding systems, strategies, and digital experiences. Yoshi has found his most rewarding experiences to be when working with multidisciplinary teams to craft compelling and memorable interventions. When Yoshi isn’t designing, he’s either running through Schenley Park, brewing Verve Adda cold brew, or perusing through Spotify to add music to his growing playlist of songs to use in future motion projects.

Work Experience

Internet of Things Infrastructure
UI/UX — Branding — Motion Designer

CMU School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research

April 2019 - Present

Working with an interdisciplinary team to develop the IoT Privacy Infrastructure. A mobile app and web portal that focuses on environmental data awareness, privacy, and control.

Institute for Politics and Strategy
Branding and Graphic Designer

April 2019 - Present

Refreshed the Institute’s branding identity. Currently creating digital and print marketing materials for events, lecture series, and programs.

Product Design Intern

April 2018 - September 2018

Designed and developed a handbag. Involved in the product development process from ideation to manufacturing.

Technology Student Association
State and National Officer

June 2015 - June 2018

Planned, coordinated, and designed for an international student STEM conference and competition. Created and promoted content to 250,000+ members.