Founded in 2009 by Michel Rojkind (architect) & Alberto Villarreal (industrial designer), AGENT is an award-winning firm focused in Strategic Product Design and Innovation, with headquarters in Mexico City.
Listed by the Red Dot Institute as one of the Top 10 International Design Studios (in the Design Concept Ranking), and by Negocios magazine as one of the 50 Top creative firms in Mexico, AGENT works with clients in 3 continents (Europe, Asia and the Americas) for a diverse range of industries such as: sports equipment, consumer electronics, interiors and furniture, travel accessories, lighting, design strategy, as well as technological & cultural innovation.
Located in Mexico City’s hip and progressive neighborhood ‘La Condesa’, AGENT delivers high quality work thanks to its experienced & visionary leaders as well as its multidisciplinary & talented staff.
AGENT founders have gained world recognition and are positioned as opinion leaders in the industry. Both of them are constantly invited to a number of public talks internationally including TEDx, and their work has been published in print and electronic media around the world.
Just about 1 year after foundation, in 2010 AGENT was recognized with the Red Dot Luminary Award (the single highest distinction by the Red Dot jury in Singapore), the CTRUS football project was selected out of over 3,000 entries from 55 countries. Other prestigious awards the AGENT leaders have received include: iF Hannover Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and IDSA International Design Excellence Award.
At the end of 2011, Milenio Press Group included Michel Rojkind and Alberto Villarreal in the list of 11 Most Influential Mexican Entrepreneurs of 2011.
Konica-Minolta, Nike, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Plantronics, Mabe,
Grupo Industrial Saltillo, Aava Mobile, IIASA-CAT, among others.
WHY WE CREATED AGENT?
AGENT was founded in times of economic crisis (2009), we believe that in spite of financial circumstances, the worst crisis people can have is the mental one. When the brain stops being creative is when we should worry.
So when we faced the 2009 economic downtime we put our brains to work even harder to come up with a new type of company that would have a different and peculiar approach to social, commercial & economic problems, demonstrating an innovative perspective from its very identity and business structure.
Today AGENT is world known and holds a multidisciplinary, young & dynamic team both from leadership and staff standpoints.
WHY CHOOSING AGENT?
Here are some reasons to choose AGENT:
1. AGENT is a fresh & agile team.
We have the ability to adapt to different situations and deliver high quality design. Our leaders are deeply involved in the design work that is generated, and we use our resources (human and technical) in the most efficient way.
2. AGENT is able to deliver a UNIQUE design opinion.
We bring a new perspective, we see things differently. Our multicultural background gives us a “glocal” perspective. While we’re globally informed, our cultural context give us a local touch.
3. AGENT is bold and radical.
Our leadership in the industry helps us be positioned as opinion leaders. Our clients come to AGENT because they want the AGENT perspective & strategy, not just another “pair of hands” design consultancy.