Antonio Arocho Hernández
Antonio Arocho Hernández
Based in
Portland, United States
5 - 10 years experience
31 years old
United States
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Head of Design
Visiting Media Aug. 2020 - Present
Portland, United States

• Oversee Department Operations - planning and development of a new 3D department, overseeing the entire design projects. Monitoring the staff members to ensure they adhere to the budget and timeline constraints.
• Ensure Product Development Deliverables - Work closely with the Head of Product and ou


r UX team to streamline our experience of each product, track and forecast future orders.
• Analyzing market research to create more effective design, plan and implement and conduct proof of concept tests.
• Quality Control - Renders from large architectural spaces, 360's, VR Ready, to single assets for AR deployment. Extraction from Satellite information to create accurate 3D Maps to show large cities and buildings, and lead international teams in creation of the orders.

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3D Designer
Freelance Apr. 2016 - Present
United States

• Morph animations, footwear and products for up-and-coming designers to produce their products in 3D. Creation of detailed products, materials, texture and shaders, AR applications for furniture placement, 360 VR videos, design end-to-end flows and visuals, UV's and rapid prototypes for XR experienc


es for art, design and architecture.
• Oversee, design compelling experiences for VR and AR projects, optimize and work in the user experience
• Lead Designer on a Unity VR experience that launched as an Android app; showcased a VR app in the prestigious Portland Gallery in Mayfair to commemorate the life of David Spiller.
• Completed urgent design project across three time zones in 1/3 the average amount of time by maintaining constant communication and adjusted work hours to achieve approvals.

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Global Footwear Awards

Silver Award for my Virtual Reality tracking boots, Janus under the category of 3D Print
Technology / Fashion.

Global Footwear Awards

Silver Winner for my Virtual Reality tracking boots, Janus under the category of Women's
Dress/Ankle Boots.

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Masters Degree
London College of Fashion Sep. 2017 - Jul. 2019
London, United Kingdom

3D Design, 3D Printing, Material texturing, CGI and VR Tracking Development
Marketing, App-development and collaborations with different universities
Start-up pitching and leader in multiple collaborative projects

Fashion Tech Designer
E4FT Jun. 2018 - Sep. 2018
London, United Kingdom

Virtual Technology and Augmented Reality Project in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Milan, and the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.
Research Development and prototype for Virtual Reality for children.

Footwear Designer
ECCO Leather Apr. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Dongen, Netherlands

Leather study and creation of one-of-a-kind leather for footwear development. 3D Development for custom heel and patternmaking. Showcased in their HotShop 2018.

Augmented Reality Consultant
Change of Paradigm Jan. 2018 - Jul. 2018
London, United Kingdom

Idea development and innovation for the company’s second-generation app launch. User
research, UX design inside the app, augmented special effects, visualization, ideation, and
a video production of a 30-second commercial promotion video.

Searching for the New Luxury
State of Fashion 2018 Jun. 1, 2018 - Jun. 10, 2018
Arnhem, Netherlands

The first-large scale international public event dedicated to sustainable and fair fashion.

Future of Fashion Incubator x Microsoft
Microsoft Jun. 2018 - Jun. 2018
London, United Kingdom
External Collaborator - Future of Fashion Incubator
Microsoft Feb. 2018 - Jun. 2018
London, United Kingdom

Project in the Future of Fashion Incubator
Incorporating HoloLens and Samsung Odyssey+ technology in an MR Experience
3D modelling, rendering and animations in Unity
Experiential design development

Peep Show: Vessels
YKK Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2018
London, United Kingdom
Bachelors Degree
Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico Aug. 2012 - Jun. 2017
San Juan, United States

BFA in Industrial Design, 3.82 GPA
Hand-on studies of materials, 3D Printing development, CGI
3D Development in furniture, footwear, spaces and making prototypes

Footwear Design Summer School
London College of Fashion Jun. 2016 - Aug. 2016
London, United Kingdom

Footwear Design Summer School, 4.0 GPA
Construction of shoes, pattern making and 3D design CGI

Ibero-American Biennale, BID - 16
The BID 2016 - 2016
Matadero, Spain

From interior to industrial design, graphic design and visual communication, digital design, and fashion and accessories. I was selected to represent Puerto Rico with The Bone, my knife handle.

Footwear Design Summer
Polimoda - Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing (Florence) Jun. 2015 - Jul. 2015
Florence, Italy

Footwear Design internship in Florence, Italy
Experience one-on-one construction, design process, leather and pattern making

International Winner, RichArt Chocolat
Paris, France

Painting Competition

National Winner, RichArt Chocolat
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lions International Peace Poster Contest
New York, United States

National Winner and representative of Puerto Rico in the
United Nations, New York




Ability to Work Under Pressure



Conflict resolution

Decision Making

Commercial Awareness

Problem Solving

3D Rendering

3D Modelling

3D Printing

Hand Sketching

Software skills

Rhino 3D Modeling Software


Geomagic Freeform


Unreal Engine


Autodesk 3D Studio Max

Autodesk Maya

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe AfterEffects

Substance Painter



Native language


Native language


Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate

Professional references

Georgina Goodman

Tech shapes the future of fashion

The fashion world is increasingly relying on virtual solutions to design and showcase creations in an immersive and sustainable way. And with shop windows out of action and fashion weeks cancelled due to the pandemic, extended realities allow engagement between brands, designers and consumers to cont


inue. Zoe Mutter reports on the tech trends shaping fashion.

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Interview: CNN

Interview for CNN where we discuss the future of fashion and the embrace of technology.

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ANTONIO AROCHO: The Puerto Rican designer projects the paradigm of modern footwear

Personal Interview. Here we discuss the evolution of my career, technology and how fashion has evolved as it embraces 3D.

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ANTONIO AROCHO: El diseñador puertorriqueño precisa el paradigma del calzado moderno

Interview about my work and the technological transformation of fashion and footwear. This link is in Spanish.

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The London College Of Fashion Brings Its Creative Streak To Microsoft

"We asked the students to look at their designs from a digital disruption perspective, but they had to focus on the industry or consumer need, not the possibilities of the technology," - Maruschka Loubser

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“New VR headset that lets you shop clothes in mixed-reality stores to frame future of fashion”.

"The Hololux experience feels realistic and tactile. Plus, by seeing the items in 3D, you can get an idea of their size, unlike current online shopping apps. One day, mixed reality will even let you try the products on for size, says creator Antonio Arocho, a student at LCF. "

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Microsoft partners with London College of Fashion students to envisage the future of retail

Press for the Microsoft x LCF project

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Admitido primer puertorriqueño a la maestría de diseño de calzado en el London College of Fashion

"Antonio es un ejemplo de ese chico que se abre camino, que sabe que, para llegar a algo, hay que buscarlo. Desde el día uno, Antonio me habló de su interés en el diseño, dentro del marco del diseño de calzado. A pesar de estar claro de que esa especialidad no estaba disponible en la Isla, comenzó un


proceso autodidáctico a través del cual investigó y se movió a tomar cursos y talleres en diversos lugares de Europa durante los veranos, mientras cursaba sus semestres regulares." - Vladimir Garcia

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Puertorriqueño llega a importante universidad de Londres

Personal Interview for National Newspaper as the first Puertorrican to be admitted for the MA footwear program at London College of Fashion.

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