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As a designer, I work across different disciplines for individuals, brands and businesses on product, print, and web. I love creating memorable, unique and smart visuals. I am a strategic thinker, problem-solver and curious designer that loves books, a good cup of tea and long walks on Vancouver's Seawall.

Background
I grew up in Colombia, and in 2012, I moved to Canada. I hold a Bachelor in Communications Design from Emily Carr University and a Diploma in Art History from The University of British Columbia. For the past years, I've worked as an in-house and freelance designer in Vancouver. I also volunteer at RGD (The Association of Registered Graphic Designers) as a member of the Education Committee.

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As a designer, I work across different disciplines for individuals, brands and businesses on product, print, and web. I love creating memorable, unique and smart visuals. I am a strategic thinker, problem-solver and curious designer that loves books, a good cup of tea and long walks on Vancouver's Seawall.

Background
I grew up in Colombia, and in 2012, I moved to Canada. I hold a Bachelor in Communications Design from Emily Carr University and a Diploma in Art History from The University of British Columbia. For the past years, I've worked as an in-house and freelance designer in Vancouver. I also volunteer as a member of RGD's Education committee and the Board of Directors of 2020 as an Ex-officio Director.

Organizations I have worked with 

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 Testimonials

 

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Danielle Giroux

"Daniela was incredible to work with on this project! As we aimed to design and print our inaugural issue in under 6 weeks, Daniela was incredibly responsive and had an amazing attention for detail. She was able to grasp our brand and direction and scale it to the outcome of our entire magazine with very little direction. The iterations we received back from her were consistently not only what we had in mind, but better than we could have expected. With such a tight timeline it can be a big decision to outsource creative, but I couldn't have been more thankful that we had the opportunity to work with Daniela on this project and have her bring this to life in a way we couldn't have imagined."

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John Simoes

"Daniela's contribution to Tickit Health were way beyond the astonishing beauty of her creations on design and visual identity we are now so proud of. With her hard work, kindness and work ethics, she was key to our company culture and become a great example of what we consider a reference and standard for talent. During those years working together, we saw her transition from a freshly new graduate to a proficient and mature professional, capable of handling a great deal of responsibility and delivering not only individual results but getting everyone together for a common goal. I wouldn't hesitate in bringing Daniela in for ambitions and critical projects; her portfolio speaks for itself and all aspects involved beyond design she truly excels."

John Simoes
Former CTO, Privacy and Security Officer  

"Daniela's contribution to Tickit Health were way beyond the astonishing beauty of her creations on design and visual identity we are now so proud of. With her hard work, kindness and work ethics, she was key to our company culture and become a great example of what we consider a reference and standard for talent. During those years working together we saw her transition from a freshly new graduate to a proficient and mature professional, capable of handling a great deal of responsibility and delivering not only individual results but getting everyone together for a common goal. I wouldn't hesitate in bringing Daniela in for ambitions and critical projects; her portfolio speaks for itself and all aspects involved beyond design she truly excels."

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Bartoz Palus

"Daniela shows a very creative approach to graphic design. Her great ingenuity, open mind, and patience gained recognition amongst the team and our clients. We miss her positive energy a lot!"

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Irene Morales Lloren

"Daniela is a knowledgeable professional and a master of her craft. She is very detail-oriented and organized and goes above and beyond to exceed the tasks requested of her. It has been a pleasure working with Daniela.!"

Irene Morales Lloren
Former Interior Designer at Henriquez
Partners Architects  

"Daniela is a knowledgeable professional and a master of her craft. She is very detail-oriented and organized and goes above and beyond to exceed the tasks requested of her. It has been a pleasure working with Daniela!"

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Mark Russell

"Daniela is a proficient and creative designer with a strong positive energy that brings a team together. The work she produced with minimal design briefs was impressive. In the year I worked with her the speed and quality of her work kept improving. I would welcome her on any design team I work with in the future."

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Kyu Lee

"Daniela and I have been colleagues at Woo publication where she led the production and design direction efforts. Daniela is very motivated and inspiring designer who values collaboration and creativity. While she has full of out of the box ideas, she loves the process of team-working and engaging everyone in the team. She is very humble, hardworking and open-minded. Being at Woo publication with Daniela has been a wonderful experience for me where I've learned a lot from her attitude and processes. I will always be excited to work with her!"

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Thaira Bouhid

"Dani was a delight to work with! She was always extremely organized when leading as editor in chief at Woo, bringing amazing and creative ideas on how to execute the magazine and take it to the next level."

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Greg Gibson

"Daniela worked with our department on the annual student journal of critical essays, artist profiles, and exhibition reviews. She came up with an entirely new creative concept for the journal that, through its structure of differing page sizes and paper stocks, cleverly revealed the information hierarchy within it, as each type of content received a distinct treatment. Hand-assembled in a short print run, Daniela’s design was a nod to limited edition artists’ books, and entirely appropriate to the spirit of the publication. Creative, detailed oriented, and a pragmatic project manager, Daniela was a tremendous asset in this important annual project."

DANIELA BUITRAGO
Design & Creative Direction

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danielabuitragocastel@gmail.com