Hi! My name is Ximena /Hee/-/meh/-/nah/ but some people call me X.
I like to think of myself as hybrid from my parents, because my dad was a mechanical engineer and my mom was the artistic one in the family, and I’m pretty much a split down the middle. Today, I’m a multimedia artist who is involved in the arts, technology, kids, sports and education.
Some of the projects I have been focusing on lately have been designing big data visualization systems, UI/UX and branding, and my own personal passion projects.
I also have been reaching out to our next generation of girls by doing tech talks that focus on STEM, but have been adding the Arts and Design to the equation (STEAMD). I am also in a mentoring program for The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a program that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Before receiving my BA in Visual Design and Motion Graphics from California State Northridge University, I worked for entertainment agencies in California representing A-list artists across entertainment sectors such as film, television, music, theatre, advertising, literature, and digital media.
After graduating, I worked for a record label in Los Angeles, where I was an in-house graphic designer designing CDs and vinyl records for bands. Shortly after that, became interested in tech, and this is where I have been spending most of my time since.
My work has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s April 2012 issue, the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, The Oakland Museum of California in 2016, and most recently with Intel in 2019.
I am fluent in both English and Spanish, have no pets, but am able to travel!