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Rolyn Lomocso

Rolyn Lomocso

  • Senior Industrial Design Specialist
  • Philippines
  • Member since 2019

Rolyn Savellano Lomocso is a Senior Industrial Design Specialist from the Design Center of the Philippines, a technical agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) committed to promote the use and appreciation of good design, improve the quality, range and competitiveness of Philippine goods and services, and strengthen the Philippine design industry.
With a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Santo Tomas and various training and work experiences, Rolyn has completed experiments in the area of raw material manipulation and processing techniques. Outputs from these research projects were applied for use in several industrial and artisanal objects of livelihood projects and by small and medium enterprises. Her expertise has also enabled her to conduct technology workshops all over the Philippines, while finding fulfillment in assisting the Philippine MSMEs from the grassroots level to exporters.
Anchored in the core value of Malasakit (compassion) which is the authentic Filipino design perspective on developing impact-driven solutions that address the problems of today and of tomorrow. Rolyn’s key accomplishments at Design Center include conceptualization and development of the Pinyapel, a recipient of the D&AD Impact Award in 2019. Pinyapel is a specialty paper made from discarded pineapple leaves converted into packaging but over the years, it was further developed beyond paper to support local farming communities, develop meaningful products, and create a positive impact in the lives of many.
Results of some of her materials research have been featured in Design Center publications: Celebrate! Decorate!, Decorative Finishing Techniques Volumes 1 and 2, Dyed Samples of Semi-Processed Materials and Dyed Samples of Indigenous Materials Volumes II to V; and Lucent Objects series 1 to 3, which was recognized in the Craft Trend Book 2018, published by The Support Arts and Craft International Centre of Thailand (SACICT).
Rolyn also served as the resource person for Roundtable Discussion: The Circular Economy in the Philippines and Faces of Leadership Philippines Session in celebration for World lndustrial Design Day 2019 and 2022; FABLIFE: Design Sensibility for Alternative Energy and Sustainable Cities organized by FABLABs Philippines; and the Philippine Materials and its application to Fashion and lnterior Design and lnnovative and Sustainable materials for Crafts and Design held at the University of the Philippines. She is also part of the workshop conducted to support the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by enabling and accelerating the Philippines transition to Circular Economy, with demonstration in key cities organized by United Nations Development Programme, and with support from the Government of Japan.
Rolyn has trained in patent drafting and is responsible for the drafting and preparation of Design Center’s patent documents and has assisted MSMEs and designers in their application for patent, utility model, industrial design, copyright and trademark registrations. She completed distance learning courses on patents, patents information search, patent drafting and trademarks, industrial design and geographical indications certified by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). Her key responsibilities are based on Design Center’s Design Innovation Division Framework of creation, protection, commercialization and industrialization.
Rolyn believes that reducing environment impact is not enough. But her continuing research on raw materials and agricultural wastes need to be the repair of our climate and biodiversity aligning with her agency’s quadruple bottomline approach to circular design which is Prosperity, Planet, People and Purpose.

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