Alda Escareño

Founding Advisor | Progress Toronto

Alda Escareño

Alda is a Founding Advisor of Progress Toronto. She is a designer and artist living in Kensington Market. She works at OCAD University in the Rapid Prototyping Center, where she teaches students about digital manufacturing.

Alda recently graduated from the IAMD Masters Program at OCAD Univeristy; her thesis, The Joy of LaserCutting (, is a practical online resource for artists, makers and other creative practitioners to learn about laser-cutting.

Outside of the world of art, Alda has a long history working with Toronto based NGOs. She has helped to plan and organize a wide range of international conferences and events, bringing together hundreds of stakeholders from organizations around the world.