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de lima, peru. 

I'm am a designer and educator.

 

I'm proficient in visual design, videography, UX design and physical computing. I have experience with concept development, user research, front-end development and rapid prototyping. I’m currently a Lead Teacher at the NYC FIRST STEM Center in Washington Heights.

I'm passionate about storytelling and social justice. I love working with different creative teams and to use my skills as a technologist to create dialogue around topics such as culture, identity and community. I believe in the power of data driven stories and how using technology to tell compelling narratives about socio-cultural realities empowers us all.

My goal is to create narratives and products that connect the digital and physical spaces around us, in harmony. I think that's the best way to bring a real human approach to our digital creations.

I graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Prior to that I was working as an audiovisual and content producer, where I guided projects from ideation to execution.

You can see what else I've been up to in my CV here.

You can read this interview about my work. 

 

Some of my latest pieces were featured here: 

Weaving Paved the Way for Computer Coders

Surface Design Association Magazine - Article ‘Sensing Narratives’

Weaving, Coding and Storytelling - A conversation with Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya

Connecting and Crafting Online - THE INDY

Dress-Coding - Arabelle Sicardi's Stude of Study of Fashion vs. Technology (Ssense)

Tribeca Film Institute Co/Lab Immigration Notes