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Tehran-born Filipino-American Brian Tenorio is a Manila/New York-based design manager and strategic design and communications specialist. He is the CEO & Founder of design firm Brian Tenorio & Company, and cafe chain KapeTayo Coffee. He is a founding Board Member of the Communication Design Association of the Philippines. He is also the Chair and Founder of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Tenorio is also an International Consultant for Branding and Design at the Asian Development Bank and the World Health Organization (Western Pacific Regional Office). After training at the Language and Communications Programme of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, he completed his academic research with a focus on‎ National Design Policy Frameworks for Developing Countries via the Design Management Graduate Program of Pratt Institute.

He has 19 years of experience in Design, Development work, Innovation-work, and Entrepreneurship. He has created award winning work as a Graphic Designer for clients Jaime Zobel, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is also a Filipino Shoe Designer (Tenorio Manila) up until his 2008 retirement from the Philippine Fashion scene. Tenorio was the Head of Jury of the Adobo Design Awards in 2012. He is also one of main proponents of the Design Competitiveness Act of the Republic of the Philippines. Tenorio developed and taught the Design for Development program at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2013, after also finishing the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management.

 

150-word profile:

Tehran-born Filipino-American Brian Tenorio is the CEO and Founder of design firm Brian Tenorio & Company, cafe chain KapeTayo Coffee, and the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Tenorio is also an International Consultant for Branding and Design at the Asian Development Bank and the World Health Organization. He trained at the United Nations, while taking his graduate studies in Design Management at Pratt Institute in New York. Tenorio designed award-winning work for Jaime Zobel and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He was also a Shoe Designer (Tenorio Manila) up until his 2008 retirement from Philippine Fashion. Tenorio was the Head of Jury of the 2nd Adobo Design Awards and was one of proponents of the Design Competitiveness Act of the Philippines. Tenorio developed and taught Design for Development at the Ateneo de Manila University, after taking the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management.

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