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Sebastian Morales is an artist, engineer and researcher based in NYC. His work often exists in the confluence of sculpture, kinetics, the human body and code. Born and raised in Mexico he moved the United States in 2009 where he has lived since. Currently a candidate for New York University Interaction Telecommunication Program (NYU ITP).




New York University (NYU), New York City, NY August 2016, May 2018
Candidate Interactive Telecommunications Program

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago IL. August 2009, December 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering - GPA 3.4/4


University Honors
CONACYT Beca al extranjero
NYU-TSOA DEAN’S FELLOWSHIP                       NYU-TSOA  Scholarship
IIT-International Merit Scholarship                         IIT-Deans List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2013
IIT-Resident Advisor Housing Scholarship- May 2011-May 2013
IIT-IPro day, Products and Process Innovations 1st place


tatoué. robotic tattoo machine , Paris France, May 2016 - Current

FATHOM, Oakland CA, October 2015- July 2015 Research Engineer

Autodesk Pier 9, San Francisco CA, February 2015-October 2015
Artist in Residency

SmarterShade Inc. Chicago, IL  August 2012– January 2014
Design Engineer

Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL  Spring 2013- Fall 2013
Student Research (Composite 3D Printing)

DEKA R&D,- Manchester - NH Summer 2013
Mechanical Engineer Intern




Systems: Robotics, Kinematics, Parametric Design, Interactive Media, Networks, Physical Computing, Pneumatics, Research, Creative Coding
Programming: Processing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Javascript, Node.js, Python, HTML, Wekinator, Max
Design: Fusion 360, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor HSM, Isadora, Maya, Blender, Rihno, SketchUp, Adobe Suite, FCPX, Abelton live
Fabrication: 3D printing, Laser Cutting, CNC machining, Welding, Casting, Vacuum Forming, Metal Machining, Wood Working
Languages: English- Fluent, Spanish- Native, French- Limited working proficiency    

Autodesk Pier 9- Artist in Residency- February 2015- May 2015
MonkeyBars Cisco World Forum- IoT art installation- October 2014

U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62421967
Title: 3d Printed Airtight Insulated Objects Using Fused Deposition Modeling
Filed: November 2016
Inventors: Quinionez, Carlo., Morales Prado, Sebastian

U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62000033
Title: Variable Transmission Window
Filed: May 2014
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Stacy, Michael.

U.S. Provisional Patent Application No.: 62120078
Title: Fabric Based Smart Shading Systems
Filed: Feb 2015
Inventors: Morales Prado, Sebastian., Tatzel, Ryan.