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Jorge Paricio

Jorge Paricio's passion for drawing and design started early, being raised by artist parents. After having obtained his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain, with the highest GPA in his specialty, he set sail to New York to obtain his Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. He later obtained his Doctorate degree with a dissertation titled “Freehand Sketching in Industrial Design”. This led eleven years later to the publication of his first solo title: “Perspective Sketching: Freehand and Digital Drawing Techniques for Artists & Designers”, by Rockport Publishers. 

He has worked as a product, exhibit and packaging designer for companies such as for Colgate Palmolive Inc. or Blumlein Associates Inc. While working in New York City, he got published in the New York Times and in Interiors magazine. He also has helped Wiley & Sons as an academic advisor on two books about SketchUp. 

He has more than sixteen years of teaching experience, and has worked for the Istituto Europeo di Design, Pratt Institute, Parsons, The Art Institute of Colorado and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He has taught many classes over the years, Drawing for ID, Perspective, Storytelling for Industrial Design, Photoshop, SketchUp, Rendering in Interior Design. His favorite subject is teaching designers how to draw and render. He has been a full time faculty for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division since 2006. 

Jorge maintains two blogs, and where he regularly shares techniques on how to render in industrial design and interior design. 

2008 he set up a painting studio in Rhode Island where he creates watercolors and drawings of buildings and some still-life compositions. His work has been exhibited in various galleries in Rhode Island and it can be seen at