Hey! My name is Charlene Joy Dela Cruz.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area for the majority of my life, but also spent my early years in the Philippines. From a young age, I grew accustomed to maintaining long distance relationships with friends and family. Experiencing the digital advances that change the way we interact with each other drives my curiosity in our relationship with technology and the internet, which then inspires how I design.

As I cycle through analyzing problems and experimenting with different solutions, my commitment to inclusivity and accessibility is always a priority. As a UX designer, I aim to be at the intersection of information technology, education, and emotional storytelling.

UX Design Intern
June 2020 - Present
ArtCenter's Reimagining Access: Inclusive Technology Design for Archives and Special Collections
UX Designer
January 2021 - August 2021
SD Hacks: Sponsor Award 2nd Place
B.S. in Interaction Design, Minor in Social Innovation
ArtCenter College of Design
Fall 2021 Graduate
Book Publication
IF: IxD Futures
Future Identity
Spring 2021