Hi! My name is Ximena, pronounced /Hee/-/meh/-/nah/.
I am Colombian Multimedia Artist based out of Venice, California, but have been traveling a lot as of lately allowing me to work remotely. Some of the projects that I have been focusing on as of late have been designing big data visualization systems for Aki Technologies, UI/UX and branding for BLOCKv, and my own personal passion projects that has to do with kids in tech, health and education.
My love for tech has also led me into the automobile industry which I am a huge fan of because my father used to be a race car driver. Picked to participate in a small team, the goal of this project was to design the User Experience for a concept vehicle for Infinity. My role was to research and help design the User Experience of the QX70, which if chosen, would go into production. Our team won, allowing me to see that smart technology and UX design are leading the way to a more responsible and sustainable way of life.
I also have been reaching out to our next generation of girls who are interested in tech, by doing tech talks that focus on Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM), but have been adding the Arts and Design to the equation (STEAMD). This year I was also participated in a seven day tech camp where we lead 90 teen girls into a STEM focus training through hands on problem solving featuring hands on activities in all STEM related fields.
When it comes to school, before receiving my Bachelor of Art in Visual Design and Motion Graphics from California State Northridge, I worked for the William Morris Agency and Beck Media & Marketing, entertainment agencies in California representing A-list artists across entertainment sectors such as film, television, music, theatre, advertising, literature, and digital media.
After I graduated, I worked for Cleopatra Records, a record label in Los Angeles, where I was an in-house graphic designer where I designed CDs, digipaks, vinyl records, t-shirts, and posters for bands. My work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s April 2012 issue, the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, and The Oakland Museum of California in 2016, and most recently Intel (2019).
I am fluent in both English and Spanish, have no pets unfortunately, but I am able to travel!