PAST
I began my design career as an intern in an architecture firm in Buenos Aires. At the time I was still in technical school where I learned technical drawing, hardware and computer logic. I eventually moved into a webmaster design position in a Software Training Center, one of the first companies to begin offering online education during the internet boom.
I transitioned to graphic design at an advertising agency 15 years ago when I first moved to Southern California.
I am a hybrid multidisciplinary designer and strategist. 
I have 3 certifications; one in UX Design, one in Interaction Design and one in Visual Communication Design. I'm also trained on IDEO's human-centered approach and on Design Thinking facilitation.
My design background ranges from weekly magazine publications, film, packaging and merchandise to product development, which allows me to see the full lifecycle of a product from concept and development to implementation.
PRESENT
I'm passionate about design, community and fostering opportunities for conversations that enhance the practice of design. For those reasons, I volunteer my time for some amazing local organizations: 
I’m the Small Talks Chairperson for the AIGA Austin Chapter
I am also an event organizer with fresh2design, a local meetup group and community of up-and-coming designers.  I most recently helped facilitate the Adobe XD event "Evolution of the Design Process" during the the week of SxSW Interactive. 
I'm the Workshop Programming Manager for Austin Design Week, which is in its second year, and runs from November 6-10, 2017.
I was recently featured on AIGA National panel on Diversity & Inclusion, where I presented my Human-centered design and data visualization work with the non-profit organization Out Youth.
FUTURE
My short term career goals include developing my skills in design systems and data visualization.  I would enjoy exploring the intersection between social impact, ethics and design practices.
If you represent a company with a full time opportunity or are a like-minded individual, I would love to grab a coffee.
Send me an email: hello@dariofidanza.com and let's connect! 
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