PHOTO Brian Tenorio

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150-word profile:

Tehran-born Filipino-American Brian Tenorio is a Manila/New York-based design manager and strategic design and communications specialist.

After five years of entrepreneurial work in Fashion and Style and eight years in Graphic Design, Tenorio trained with the Language and Communications Programme of the United Nations, with his academic research focus on‎ National Design Policy Frameworks for Developing Countries (via the Design Management Graduate Program of Pratt Institute in New York).

Tenorio is currently an International Consultant for Branding and Design at the Asian Development Bank and a Design and Communications Consultant at the World Health Organization (Western Pacific Regional Office). All this while heading his business in coffee+culture in the Philippines, Kape Coffee Co. and Tenorium Ent, his multi-disciplinary agency in Manila.‎

Tenorio also is the Chair of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce (

Tenorio speaks five languages: the languages of design, business, fashion & style, policy, and global development.

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