photo credit to Johnny Galvan 

Work Experience:

Visual Designer One

Nov 2020 - June 2022

Chronicle Books
Brand Design Fellow

July 2019 - July 2020

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Assistant Program Coordinator

May 2017 - January 2020

Elixir Design
Freelance Designer

March 2019 - April 2019

2727 California Street
Communications & Design Intern

October 2019 - December 2019

Celery Design Collaborative
Graphic Design Intern

May 2018 - August 2018


Jan 2018 - May 2018

West Coast Craft
Design Intern

May 2017 - August 2017

Hello I’m Denise! I am a Brooklyn-based visual designer specializing in product design and branding. I have four years of experience working as a visual designer in technology and in publishing. I am passionate about scaling brands, creating diverse and thoughtful user experiences, and using design to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. 

Currently, I am completing a full-time UX course at DesignLab to strenghthen my user research, information architecture, and prototyping skills. I also have a background in design and graduated with distinction from California College of the Arts with a BFA in graphic design. 

Prior to Designlab, I worked as a visual designer on the marketing and retention team at thredUP,  one of the largest online consignment and resale platforms fighting fashion waste. Before thredUP, I worked on the marketing communications team as a brand designer at Chronicle Books, a San Francisco based independent book publisher. Download my resume here.  

I have also coordinated and programmed workshops at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the Art Lab helping underepresented artists and designers in the Bay Area showcase their talents  through creative workshops for museum visitors. I graduated with distinction from California College of the Arts with a degree in graphic design.

Aside from design, I enjoy baking, reading, and am passionate about dog adoptions.