May 30, 2017No Comments

IDEO + Acumen: Human Centred Design

Our Systems Thinking instructor, Karen Whistler, sent us an e-mail a couple of weeks in our graduate projects about Acumen's partnership with IDEO for their new online course, Human Centered Design for Social Innovation. Although I was hesitant at first since I was waist deep into my graduate project application, Host It, I registered anyway. Let me tell you--I'm so glad I did!

Read more

July 26, 2014No Comments

IDEO + Acumen: Human Centered Design #3

If you've visited my blog in last couple of months, you know that I've been working on a design project with Karen Whistler, Sarah Gillis, and Daniel Quintero. Everything was a blur until it wasn't. I know it sounds crazy but stay with me.

Read more

May 25, 2014No Comments

Let’s Talk About Type

I've been in love with type for as long as I can remember. Of course at that time, I didn't call it type, I called it the alphabet. I would draw hundreds of Ds on the sides of my notebooks during class, each one with its own unique characteristics. Typography, lettering, calligraphy-- these are truly some of my favourite words in the design world that we live in! Yes, my main focus is in Interactive Design, but pull me aside, talk to me about type, and we will be drinking our cups of coffees until the end of time. The book I'm about to talk about was my companion throughout my 4 day trip in Virginia!

Read more

May 14, 2014No Comments

Personal Brand

23

Personal branding = not easy at all. It's difficult to quantify and express yourself in a single icon and a couple of words. Before I even started sketching anything, I asked myself: Who am I? What do I like doing? What do I want to do? What am I trying to say? With these questions in mind, I started writing down key words and phrases that best represented me and my process. This proved to be quite helpful as it gave me a sense of what I didn't want (if that makes any sense). Summing up who I was tickled my mind for weeks!

Read more

May 12, 2014No Comments

Design Culture Now

If you google "Design Culture Now," you'll see hundreds of student typographic posters by design students all over the world. In Vancouver Film School, we had the same homework. I really wanted to do something I hadn't done before: very elaborate type design. My initial sketches were close to how I wanted it. It was just a little too messy in the beginning.

Read more

May 10, 2014No Comments

Sizzle Reel 2014

 

 

This is a short 10s video of the work I produced during my time in VFS. I'm glad to say that I learned and still learning. Thank you to all the VFS Staff who helped make this happen.

April 10, 20141 Comment

IDEO + Acumen: Human Centered Design #2

Week 2 of the IDEO + Acumen HCD course and we're knee deep in our research! This week we were asked to choose a design challenge to work on. After rating the choices, we decided on Challenge #3: How might we enable more young people to become social entrepreneurs?

Read more

April 7, 2014No Comments

IDEO + Acumen: Human Centered Design #1

Our Systems Thinking instructor, Karen Whistler, sent us an e-mail a couple of weeks in our graduate projects about Acumen's partnership with IDEO for their new online course, Human Centered Design for Social Innovation. Although I was hesitant at first since I was waist deep into my graduate project application, Host It, I registered anyway. Let me tell you--I'm so glad I did!

Read more

September 28, 2013No Comments

Pixel Havoc TV – Broadcast Package

Pixel Havoc TV is a new fictitious, fun and unique tech channel that covers everything from games to software to trends. PHTV is going to change how people see gadgets. With its refreshing content and brand, you don't have to be a geek to enjoy the digital age. Welcome to the golden era of discovery!

Read more

Denise Villanueva

Information Architect. UX Strategist.
Product Designer.

Denise Villanueva

Information Architect. UX Strategist.
Product Designer.

Denise Villanueva

Information Architect. UX Strategist.
Product Designer.

Denise Villanueva

Information Architect. UX Strategist. Product Designer.

Let's chat!

//   hellodenisev@gmail.com
  778 872 5898

Let's chat!

//   hellodenisev@gmail.com
  778 872 5898

Let's chat!

//   hellodenisev@gmail.com
  778 872 5898