Hi. My name is Salvador Orara. I'm a design and innovation educator, creative technologist, and entrepreneur with a career spanning over two decades between academia and industry. My journey reflects a passion for activating creativity and increasing possibilities through a commitment to education and critically exploring the intersection between design, technology, and the human experience.

Prototyping Magic (Sponsored by Intel) (teaching, student work)
University of Portland
BALA Footwear Prototypes (teaching, student work)
University of Portland
Far & Near Futures (teaching, student work)
University of Portland
Prototyping Interactions (teaching, student work)
University of Portland
Curriculum Journey Mapping Workshop (facilitation, information architecture)
School of Nursing, University of Portland
Academic Research Posters (teaching, student work)
University of Portland
Featuring: Community Vision Assistive Technology Lab, Commuter Student Support Group
Making Challenges (teaching, facilitation)
University of Portland
Impressions of Sport: 20 Years of Nike Communication Design, ft. Greg Hoffman (event host)
AIGA Portland, Nike
Design Week Portland: Designing Automotive Innovations (event strategist & coordinator)
Jaguar Land Rover
Design Fiction Video Series: Autonomous Futures 2030 and Beyond (UX Research)
Jaguar Land Rover
16x9 In-Vehicle Infotainment UX Strategy 21-22 Model Year (UX Strategy)
Jaguar Land Rover
Design Week Portland: Eddie Opara Parasites (event strategist & coordinator)
AIGA Portland + PNCA
Augmented Reality Zines (teaching, student work)
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
Sea of Z Website (front-end web development)
The Rare Studio, (EPAM) Continuum Innovations
Project T.I.N.Y. Interactive Sound Installation (creative technologist, sonic interaction designer)
The Rare Studio + Garson Yu
Sciences of the Unseen (teaching)
Art Center College of Design
Creative Technology IoT Workshops (facilitation)
The Rare Studio, Commotion New Media, Razorfish
Light Station, Affection Stations (Creative Technology, Interactive Installation, Post-human Experiences)
Affection Research Lab
The Rather Large Array (fabrication, low-voltage electronics)
Tim Durfee, Like/NOW
St. Regis Hotel, Adour Interactive Wine Bar (UI Design, Interaction Design)
The Map Office, Potion Design
Greek and Roman Study Collection Wayfinding Kiosk (UI Design)
The Map Office, Potion Design
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