A TRUE RENAISSANCE ARTIST IS ALWAYS CREATING, DOING, & STUDYING ... AND HAVE NO TIME FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND LIKES! (But, they are welcome, hahaha)

 

·  RESUME  ·

  FrancisCostavolcano's Life

"All my life I have tried not to expose myself & family publicly (social networks), and control my ego. But, this world has changed and here we are, hahaha"

EDUCATION

&

CERTIFICATES

ARTISTRY

&

CREATIVITY

MUSIC

&

SONGWRITING

LEADERSHIP

&

MEDIA

BUSINESS

 &   ENTRE-

PRENEURING

AS TEACHER

&

LECTURER

1980

BORN

Born in Europe, where he experienced the shift from the east side to the west side

of the occident before the iron wall fell.

1981

First Memories

"From one and a half years old to 3 years old my memories are mainly moving images without sounds. From 4 years old until these days I can remember every relevant moment of my life with images, movement, sounds, and smells".

1984

to the

PRESENT

Drawing and Illustration. Student

"I started using just my natural talent to observe and draw and a big collection of books to learn to draw...

...I had classes at 2 Universities, falling in love with urban landscapes drawing & abstract drawing of human figure"

1985

to the

PRESENT

Cooking Classes & lessons. Apprentice     

"I started with elective cooking classes at school and watching days and days of cooking tv shows...

...then, during summer, for years, I was a young apprentice in a renowned catering company & in a bakery company"

1986

to

1990

Sculpting and wood Carving, Trainee    

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"...In every weekend and vacation my Galician grandfather taught me everything about it, from how to manage a forest to how to use the tools and which ones to use... He was a great Constructor Engineer and Artist..."

1986

to

1987

First Entrepreneurial Initiative

"Little Popsicle enterprise with two little friends, and my mother, that control all the process for healthy reasons, hahaha... Started as a game, but we end selling to the tourists at the pier of the small town where we lived. ..."

1986

to the

PRESENT

Organic Farm Assistant

"After we arrived in the Americas, I spend every weekend & Summer in our Organic (Bio) Farm. I learned about crops, and horse riding, shooting, etc... As an adult, my wife and I lived and developed an organic farm (her mother's)...

1987

to the

PRESENT

Digital Drawing and Graphic Design (Computer)

"Started with PC Paintbrush 2.0 for MS-DOS (use ms-dos for long years) in my parents Academy...

...today I use all the Adobe Softwares to create and to do the Graphic Design" (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom...)

1987

Music (Piano Student)

"Studied for just one year, but, set the base of my future development as a musician and Songwriter...

1988

to

1989

Graphic design & Silk Screen Printing Apprentice

"I started this lessons because I love art and graphic design, but mainly because we design & create T-Shirts, posters, and stickers to remove Pinochet from power. I still have my first (tiny) T-shirt designed and printed by me..."

1990

Spoke 4 languages

Spanish, Galician, English & Bulgarian

(a few years later spoke Portuguese and a little bit of Italian too... A Germanic language is coming soon! hahaha)

1991

to the

PRESENT

Photography

Started as an apprentice with my mother, for years she taught me photography. My mother studied Photography in Germany. In the 90's she took pictures for the Tourism Administration. Later I took classes at the University.

1993

to

1994

Screenwriting and Puppet Theater Diploma

In the 90's I was part of an International Youth Organization. We were teenagers from all over the world. This Diploma (Cratev ONG) help to promote integration and develop creative skills, writing, and creating with your hands.

1994

Leather & Wood Crafts Entrepreneurship

In our International Youth Organization, we create a group that started a small enterprise. We learned about

Leather and woodcrafts and we try to sell it... but, selling was a problem, we needed training on that hahaha

1995

to

2000

Leadership & Aid Activities

A few of us with other local teenagers create a Cultural Group. We started to work as volunteers to help children in need, giving them joy with movies & puppets. At the same time, I started to participate in a Young Democratic Party.

1995

to

1997

President of the Class (Highschool)

I found my voice as a leader. I was Elected Class President 3 years in a row.

In the "Liceo Abate Molina" Highschool.

1996

to

1997

Local Radio Intern

My mother has a Radio show about Women's Personal Development and Empowerment in a Local Radio Station.

So I helped her almost every Saturday for 2 years in a volunteer internship.

1997

to the

PRESENT

Furniture Design and Manufacturing

I was a Trainee since I was 6 years old, in my family every new house, new store, or business was renewed by us, from painting to the furniture, my mother design and we build. Until 1997 when I sell my first customized bookshelves (design, calculation of materials, and construction) to a teacher of my High School.

1997

to

1998

High School Radio Dj

I was a Dj in my High School Radio.

 2 or 3 days per week.

1997

to

2004

Percussion Trainee and Player

My two parents were singers (My father can play any string instrument), they toured in Europe until we left.

After my rebellious attitude against the piano, I discovered that the rhythm was in my blood & that I needed it to express myself. I learned percussion, and every summer I play as a guest in Rock Bands and a Latin Jazz Band.

1997

to

1999

City President

Elected and re-elected City President of a Party like the "Young Democrats Party". (city population: 200,000)

I was the youngest president ever elected, with just 16 years old. (normally they are 25 to 30 years old)

1998

Student Government Secretary-General

Elected High School Secretary-General

"Liceo Abate Molina" High School. Over 1,800 students.

1998

Painting Classes

I wanted to improve my skills and begin to better understand colors. I felt very safe using only black and white.

Painting professor: Sergio Astudillo (Painter).

Architecture Student

Studied two years at University of Talca

in 2001 I moved to the University of Valparaiso where I finish my studies.

1999

to

2000

1999

Class President

Elected Class President of freshman Architecture Students.

University of Talca

1999

Bioclimatic Architecture Diploma

I love to learn, so I take every course, training or workshop that I can, about things that I want to learn. Bioclimatic Architecture Diploma at University of Talca was my second Diploma, my first one was when I was 13 years old.

2000

Heritage Architecture Diploma

Ideas and Projects for the Historical Town Center of Valparaiso. Diploma

ARQVAL, Chile and ACMA, Centro di Architettura, Milano, Italy

2000

Hip Hop Band

First Hip Hop Band "Cuatro Esquinas", Rap/Latin Rythms 

Playing Percussion and Beatboxing. Next to 2 MCs and a Dj

2000

Student Government Secretary of Culture

Elected Secretary of Culture of the Student Union.

At the University of Talca.

Architecture Student

Started fresh as freshman in a very renowned Architecture School, at the University of Valparaiso

where I finish my studies in Architecture with the Academic Degree & Licentiate

2001

to

2007

Design Guest Student

Guest Student in a couple classes of the School of Design,

at University of Valparaiso (Products & Graphic Design).

2001

to

2003

Experimental Band Music

First Experimental Band "La Bandita", 10 members. Ambient Fusion - Experimental Rock - Indie. Musical and  Artistic Co-Director with Ernesto Toloza y Sebastian Morales. We create all our instruments, I reaserched and manufacture percussion artifacts and wind instruments (my Sax-Horns) each song was played with a dramatic performance.

2001

to

2002

DJ and Live Performer

I started my career as Electronic-Chill-out-Funk DJ (composing and mixing too)

I was Dj set of the most popular places in Chile (Deck_00 Muelle Baron, Pagano Bar, among others)

2001

to

2002

2002

Co-Creator Discrete Mathematics Study Program

Co-Creator of the new Discrete Mathematics Study Program, transforming the content from a theoretical class to an applied one, with real-life exercises for 2nd year (sophomores) students of architecture. This Course was Co-Created with Professor Pedro Delgado, Head of the Mathematics Department, University of Valparaiso.

Discrete Mathematics UTA*

This year I discovered that I love to share my knowledge with others and that I'm very good & creative on that.

My first Job as * Undergraduate Teaching Assistant was in Discrete Mathematics. A Second-year course

(Sophomore) in the School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso.

2002

to

2003

2002

Heritage Urban Planning Diploma

Renovation and regeneration of historic buildings in historic areas Diploma

Goethe Institut, Germany & Ministry of Housing, Chile

2002

to

2005

Student Government President

Elected and re-elected several times Architecture School President, at the University of Valparaiso.

I Started very early, being just a sophomore,... in my second-year there.

2003

to

2005

Event Production Company

Co-founded "Neuf Concept", Event Production Company, we produced the most memorable New Year's parties on the Valparaiso Bay Area (The first one was with less than 500 people, but the last one was packed out over 3,000 people at the venue, plus the people waiting to enter that completely occupied the streets around)

2004

Technology Transfer Workshop

At the international congress of architecture students in Tucuman, Argentina.

Lectures about how to build with recyclable materials by CEDA, University of Montevideo, Uruguay

Construction 1 UTA*

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of Construction 1 (Structural behavior & Creative Structures) Freshman course

School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso

2004

to

2006

2004

First Solo Album · Chill-Out Music

"Viaje Costero" Album (Chill Out music), was my first Solo work, I did the songwriting and the recording of every instrument. This work was never published, just used for live shows where I play with 2 digital turntables, 1 mic for voices & beatboxing, and 1 Theremin. I Composed this music on my first tour through Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile.

2005

Restoration & Structural Reinforcement Intern

Intern at Larrain, Prieto, Risopatron, a Big Construction Company. I was the Architect on-site on the

Restoration & Structural Reinforcement of the historic post-office building of Valparaiso (Bauhaus Style). 

Construction 2 UTA*

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of Construction 2 (Creative Structures)

School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso

2005

to

2006

Urban Design UTA*

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of Urban Design for Seniors (Fourth-year)

School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso

2005

to

2006

2005

to

2016

Costavolcano Organic Food, Yarns & Fibers

With my wife, we Co-Founded our first entrepreneurship, Costavolcano Organic foods, Yarns & Fibers. This was the seed for all our companies, especially for our health and food supplements companies.

2005

3,000 people Show

My First gig for more than 3,000 people, as DJ / Musician, playing live (2 Turntables + 1 Mic + 1 Theremin)

New Year's party 2005, Ascensor Reina Victoria, Valparaiso

2005

National Student Leader & Lecturer

In the National Students protests of 2005 ("Revolucion Pinguina"). My friend Julio Ramirez and I created a document that I taught in Lectures about "How to change the Constitution to Improve the Educational System in Chile". With other people, we form a team that travels to different cities and universities teaching about the constitution.

2006

Cultural Enterprises Seminar

How to develop and manage companies in the cultural industry

Lecturer: Andrés Morte i Teres (Cultural Manager from Catalunia), University of Valparaiso.

2006

Urban Planning Diploma

Margins and Urban Interstices, Diploma

University of Delft, Holland & University of Valparaiso, Chile

2006

Urban Systems UTA*

* Undergraduate Teaching Assistant of Urban Systems for Seniors (Fourth-year)

School of Architecture, University of Valparaiso

2006

Second Solo Album · Rap / Funk music

"Conciencia Global" Mixtape (New music, new show, now was a Funk-Rap-Chill-Out) Songwriting and the performance of all Voices, Chorus and Instruments. Launched just for live shows.

2006

Licentiate in Architecture

I got my Licentiate Degree in Architecture,

at the University of Valparaiso.

2007

Student Union Head of Communications

I created the communication strategy and the protests "new concept" that changes the image of the protests in Chile forever. I thought we should have the Public Opinion in our favor, and the violence far away. So I Designed and organized all the protests from the Arts, with musicians, actors and all the people marching happily.

2007

Chancellor Giant Puppet

The protests were because, we found that the Chancellor & some Deans were taking money from the University. So I create with a lot of help a big giant articulated Puppet of the Chancellor (22 feet tall), that was the central attraction of our protests, All the TV stations & the national press wanted to talk about our demands and the giant puppet.

2007

Student's Victory

After just 2 months on strike, the student movement unity and my communications strategy worked. All the country listened to our demands & the Chancellor was removed & prosecuted by the Justice. For the first time since before the Pinochet dictatorship, the entire process & protests were carried out without violence or damage to the cities.

2007

Over 5,000 people Concert

My First gig for more than 5,000 people, as Singer and Musician, playing live my own song,

featuring Favio Jazz Trio. At San Mateo Beach, Valparaiso

2007

Giant Puppets Artist

After I create the giant articulated Puppet of the Chancellor (22 feet tall; 7m), thanks to all the attention from the TV stations & the national press I started receiving requests to manufacture more giant Puppets. One of the most significant was a Real scale Tank with a Giant Articulated Puppet of the Santiago Wanderers Soccer Team Mascot.

2007

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture,

at the University of Valparaiso.

2007

Over 10,000 people Concert

My First Concert for more than 10,000 people, as Singer and Musician, playing my own songs live featuring

Favio Jazz Trio. At Velodromo Stadium, Playa Ancha

2007

to

2008

Body Paint Services Entrepreneurship

Co-Create Artestilo, a entrepreneurship that we work as Body Paint artists for mass events, New Year's parties and big fashion brands. We did paintwork for photo shoots and live shows.

2007

to

2008

Regional Radio Host (Creator & Producer)

I was the Creator, Producer & Host of 2 different & very successful Shows in the 97.3, Radio Valentin Letelier, University of Valparaiso: (1) Global Conscience: a talk show from the future, where I interviewed Senators, Ministers, Pop Musicians, etc.; (2) Puerto Records: All about Music, Rap, Funk and R&B, in a "floating studio" traveling the world.

2008

Advertising Agency Intern

I love to learn, so, when I started to work in architecture, I found a place to work part-time, as an Intern in an Advertising Agency for a few months, developing new projects. Until today I work as a Freelance designer developing Brands and products (Object & Graphic Design, and Marketing Strategy ) 

2008

to

2014

Co-Founder Costavolcano Art & Deco

In late 2008, my wife & I started creating fashion accessories as a hobby, mainly for her to wear. Until one day we decided to give it a try. We made a sample of earrings with our Organic Alpaca Fiber & Silver, and we presented the idea to Prochile, a service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that promotes exports, they love our innovative idea and started to help us in everything, from Training courses & postgraduate diplomas, to business meetings, travels, etc.

2009

Fashion Design Seminar

Fashion Design Seminar/Workshop, "Creating a Portfolio"

by Prochile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2009

Fashion Design Diploma

"Creation of a Collection" Fashion Design Diploma, How to create a collection, business model, design conceptualization, etc. by Prochile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2009

Entrepreneurial Skills Development Diploma

I toke a one-semester class of Entrepreneurial Skills Development. Classes were taught by the 3IE institute, the business incubator department of the Federico Santa Maria University.

2009

First International Tour and Fashion Runway

My wife and I did our first International tour with Fashion Runways as artists an fashion designers to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Chile & Colombia. We created a really innovative technique and designs using our Organic Alpaca Fiber and Silver, we were part of the first designers that made knitting, and the fibers and yarns fashionable, trendy. 

2009

First International Photography Trip

For the first time, I took the time to tour part of Europe taking Photography...

Doing Urban Photography, and Landscape Photography. And experimenting with Product Photography.

2009

to

2015

Advisor & Co-Developer

I started as Advisor & Co-Developer of Edelweiss Organic Educational Farm

I advise on Sustainable architecture and the business model.

2010

Sustainability and Environment Seminar

Carbon Footprint as a Competitive Tool, Seminar

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso University

2010

to

2015

Costavolcano Architecture and Construction

Co-Founder of Costavolcano Architecture and Construction. developing sustainable design at the time that works in the reconstruction of more than 6 Towers and Buildings in Chile (2010-11) after the 9.1 Earthquake of 2010.

2010

Buildings Structural Damage Repair Seminar

Now I know how to do Epoxy Injections to a fractured Structure in a skyscraper...

and how to use Carbon fiber fabric to repair or build. Sika Chemical Company, Sika AG

2010

How to Export Step by Step Seminar

How to export step by step, Seminar

Prochile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2011

Business Negotiation Workshop

To Develop Negotiation Skills in the business world

Economy Faculty, Adolfo Ibanez University

2011

New York Headquarters

Costavolcano Art and Deco started to operate in NYC. We participated in almost every relevant fair, show, exhibition and online. My wife and I started to live and work there, we lived for a few years in winter. We moved from winter in the southern hemisphere to winter in NYC.

2011

International Business Post Graduate Diploma

This Post Graduate Diploma helped me to understand the world and all the regulations and laws of different

countries to develop our business everywhere. Economy Faculty, University of Chile & Prochile

2012

to

2014

Lecturer - Trainer 

I started as a Lecturer at Edelweiss Organic Educational Farm. I create 2 Courses: Sustainable Construction & Entrepreneurial Skills Training. To improve employability and promote the empowerment of female heads of household and poor single mothers.

International Lecturer

I Created my most renowned Master Class "Development of Creative Skills for Innovation". Doing lectures in many places and organizations. Helping students and other creatives and entrepreneurs to focus and learn how to read the market or cultural scope and get in touch with their own skills to succeed in a sustainable way. I had Worked with: Angloamerican Mining Co.; Teck Resources Ltd. Mining Co.; Eurochile Foundation; Aconcagua University; etc.

2012

to the

PRESENT

2013

Construction & Interior Design Teacher

I created and taught the course of "Construction and Interior Design" for enterprising women.

In the Entrepreneurship Center of the Aconcagua University.

Costavolcano Labs

My wife & I Co-Founded Costavolcano Labs (She is a Civil Biochemical Engineer) We started with 3 other biochemical engineers for research & development of Nutraceutical Natural Supplements & Healthy Foods, that collaborate in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other chronic diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer, Parkinson, among others.

2013

to the

PRESENT

A true Renaissance Man:

. Artist . Architect . Designer . Musician . Singer . Songwriter . Photographer . Entrepreneur . Lecturer . Broadcasting & Media Developer . Illustrator . Board Game Designer . Sustaible & Environmentally Friendly Developer .