I’m a designer that works with people, communities, and organisations in a collaborative manner. My focus is to use design as a tool to unlock innovation and help solve pressing social problems. I have been working on how design can help organisations create value for people and in the use and application of design based tools and creative arts methodologies to engage people and co-design succesful solutions. I believe in the capacity of people to work in teams with the organisations and institutions in order to provide powerful ideas within their own communities.
I believe that design should be coherent, cohesive, and respectful with people, their context, culture, and within the environment in which it develops.
Education and Experience
I graduated as a graphic designer with a focus in advertising from Universidad Véritas in San José Costa Rica. I pursued my studies in France and UK and graduated with a MSc. (Distinction) International Business and Management for Design from Salford University (UK) and Euromed Management (France).
I have worked as a freelance designer with several organisations in Paris and in London while researching the role of the designer in social innovation and discovering the area of service design. I have also been very interested in about the collaborative economy, collaborative consumption, and sharing systems, I am part of the community founders of OuiShare a global collective born in Paris working towards and exploring new ways of redefining a social, active, respectful, and connected ‘collaborative economy’.
I have published articles for the Design Management Institute (DMI) (Boston), Premsela: The Netherlands Institute for Design, El blog del consumo colaborativo (Barcelona), Le blog de la Consommation Collaborative (Paris). My work has also been mentioned in Earlybird Magazine (New York), John Thackara’s blog: Doors of Perception (France-UK), as well as in Revista Difusión (Costa Rica).