Dani V Sanchez
Positive Strategist & Designer
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Press & Experience

My work brings together human-centered design, qualitative research, sustainability strategies, systems thinking and business development in order to deliver socially impactful interventions.

Recognition

Oxford Futures Forum, 2017 (UK);
The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach & The Climate Imaginaries of The Arts and Humanities.

Speaker and workshop facilitator, presenting conversational interface project 'Aera', done in partnership with NASA Earth Science.

HOW International Design Awards,
Merit Award 2015 for El Autobus re-brand

HOW International Design Awards,
Merit Award 2015 for Jucy Lu packaging

Education

Parsons, The New School of Design

MFA Transdisciplinary Design
2016 - 2018

Miami Int’l University of Art and Design

BFA Graphic Design
2008 - 2011

University of Miami

Advertising & Fine Art Courses
2007 - 2008

 

 

Experience

Parsons, The New School of Design

Part-time Faculty (Instructor)
2018 / NYC
Lead instructor for the BA in Strategic Design & Management courses: Integrative Research & Development and Design of Business.

Foossa

Design Strategist
2017 / NYC
Work ranged from the development of strategies for a project on ‘the future of media’ to working with West Point cadets on challenges faced by veterans when transitioning out of the army.

Design Strategist & Consultant

2011 - Present / US & México
Strategic and design consultancy for organizations and corporations, focusing on the development of meaningful brands and projects.

Verge, NYC

Design Strategist
2016 - 2017 / NYC
Strategic development for the Transdisciplinary Design conference ‘Verge’. The conference brought together leading thinkers in order to explore the challenges posed by “invisibility” when aiming for social change.

El Autobus

Creative & Art Director
2012 - 2016 / Miami, FL
Expanded El Autobus’ creative services to include meaningful brand development and led the branch’s creative and strategy; gaining praise for El Autobus through awards and important trade publications. Additionally served as a consultant helping direct the teams creative towards more environmental and social innovative solutions.

Crush Creative

Freelance Designer & Intern
2011 / Brighton, UK
Illustration, web and package design with work ranging from the development of web direction of Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens ‘The Crystal’ to illustrations for books and magazines.