NOT THE TYPICAL DESIGNER JOURNEY
My design career began with an internship at 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 at a Software Training Center, one of the first companies to begin offering online education during the internet boom.
I transitioned to graphic design for advertising 15 years ago when I moved to California. In the past several years I became more focus on experience design projects, contracting for tech agencies like Mutual Mobile and Jackrabbit Mobile.
I am a hybrid designer, strategist, and most importantly I'm a doer. I thrive on solving all kinds of problems with the goal of crafting meaningful, aesthetic and pleasant experiences for users.

I have 3 certifications: one in User Experience Design, one in Interaction Design and one in Visual Communication Design. I'm also trained on IDEO's human-centered approach and on IBM's Design Thinking facilitation.
I currently work for Electronic Arts in the IT / Employee Experience department. In the last year I have implemented a learning management system, launched the new intranet, and currently working on the enterprise search effort. 
​​​​​​​Fun Fact: In another life, I was a yoga teacher, a fire dancer and a back-up dancer for Panic! at the Disco.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
I’m deeply passionate about design and community. During my free time I volunteer my efforts to explore conversations around design, technology and accessibility 
These opportunities require a great level of organization, a self-starter attitude and long term strategic planning and leadership skills. These same skills I bring to any project. 
In November 2018 I was asked to speak at the Austin Design Week closing ceremony event at Handsome Design in Austin - Texas, where I shared about my journey into design with great public reception. 
Currently I'm also the EA Pride Employee Resource Group Lead. Within this team I mobilize volunteers and chair members for four new event initiatives I brought forward in the last six months. Beyond budgeting, forecast allocation and developing a new strategy I support and manage a cross-functional team of many employees from different areas of the organization, with different skill sets, and all levels of talent in order to execute the EA Pride ERG's mission: To create a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace culture for LGBTQAI+ and their allies at EA. 
Learn more about my community involvement and initiatives here
Fun Fact: I love singing karaoke, playing video games, and eating ice cream.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
My career goals include being part of a cross-functional team in the tech, gaming or entertainment industry that would continue to facilitate my professional growth, personal development and leadership skills. I would like to continue deepening my knowledge of design systems, data visualization, interfaces beyond phone or computer screens such as car infotainment systems and voice interfaces, and lead projects that can track performance data metrics after implementation.
If you would like to see my most recent work, please contact me to request the password.

If you have a job opportunity or you are a like-minded individual, let's chat.
email: hello@dariofidanza.com or twitter: @artawake