Tehran-born Filipino-American Brian Tenorio is a Manila/New York-based design manager and strategic design and communications specialist. He is CEO & Founder of design firm Brian Tenorio & Company, and coffee start-up retail 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 his training with the Language and Communications Programme of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, while doing his academic research focus onβ€Ž National Design Policy Frameworks for Developing Countries (via the Design Management Graduate Program of Pratt Institute in New York).

He has 18 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, among others. 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 second Adobo Design Awards in 2012. He is also one of main proponents of the Design Competitiveness Act of the Republic of the Philippines in 2012. Tenorio developed and taught the Design for Development program at his alma mater, the Ateneo de Manila University in 2012, after also finishing the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management. Tenorio speaks English, Filipino, coffee, and Prada.

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