Biography

The founder & designer

Pierina Merino is a 26 years old Venezuela-born, Los Angeles-based architectural and jewelry designer, marketer and curator. She is PIEMER’s design director— a lifestyle brand offering a 3D-Printed jewelry collection. PIEMER has been showcased and endorsed by the architecture and design museum of los angeles and its the first 3d printed accessories collection to be tested at six different nordstrom locations. 

With over four years of experience in the design field, Pierina Merino has worked at Gehry Partners- one of the top architectural firms in the world, Tighe Architecture, collaborated with different architects on a variety of installations, directed the development of 3D-environments for high-end retail stores for virtual reality experiences, participated in discussion panels, and had her work displayed at galleries and events, such as Dwell on Design, the Building Bridges Gallery and MAGIC. Pierina received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she graduated with the Best Undergraduate Thesis Award and distinctions for academic excellence. She also obtain a UCLA business administration certificate with concentration in marketing.  

 

As Pierina has evolved and mastered her design skills combined with the use of digital fabrication technology, her interest in the incorporation of new technologies into the concept building of different project types allowed her art and 3D-design direction skills to become stronger. Merino is not only capable of engaging in architectural projects, but she also brings her unique and cutting-edge design skills and ideas into different areas of expertise such as product design, fashion design, brand development, experiential design and marketing.

 

Acomplishments:

- PIEMER has been endorsed and exhibited at the architecture and design museum of los angeles

- los angeles business journal selected piemer as one of the finalist for their fashion award under the innovative rising brand category.

- piemer is the first 3d printed accessories brand to be invited for a product placement test at nordstrom. piemer had 6 pop-up shops in the socal region and miami.