Gabriel Ascanio is a designer skilled in Program & Product Development, User Experience, Market Research, Urban Planning and Business Development. He graduated from California College of the Arts summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Architecture. Gabriel seeks to activate underutilized public spaces through design and provide new opportunities for social interaction that improve public and private value.
Prior to ArtSpan he worked at FR-EE in Mexico City. He became more interested in urban activation while working as an Urban Analyst and in Business Development at Off The Grid. In his free time he is off making candy, meditating, surfing and traveling. Traveling has become a big part of his life, which lead him to cofound Wing It: nearby weekend adventures.