I am a New Zealand-based Filipino designer and the person behind Design Kuno. I finished a Bachelor of Design with Honours Major in Visual Communications Design at Massey University, Wellington. I work as a graphic designer at Pivot Design in Feilding, Manawatu.
Most of my illustrations and designs lean towards playful, fun, colourful and bright aesthetics. However, I am pretty flexible and adjust my design approach according to the values, vision and brand of my clients.
I mainly work with Procreate for illustrations, and like every designer,
I am an avid Adobe Suite junkie. I mostly work on Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator but also use After Effects, Premiere, Lightroom and XD every once in a while.
My hobbies include photography and videography.
The Story Behind Design Kuno
Design Kuno came about from the pressure and frustration of having to come up with a unique brand name. Being a fresh uni graduand, I didn’t feel like I was worthy enough to be called a designer– yet. Kuno in Filipino means “as it is said” or “so they say”. The brand literally translates to Designer so they say. I always found it funny in the beginning but I decided to stick to it since the word Kuneho wasn’t that far off from Kuno… I think? Kuneho in Filipino translates to “rabbit” and I have always wanted to have some rabbit element in my brand. My partner laughed at the idea but was (and still is) my greatest supporter and helped create the logo.
I am working around my day job schedule and would be happy to take small projects that I can work on during the weekends.
However, I have been starting to making open-source content. When I’ll be able to launch these projects, I am not quite sure but I will keep you posted. If you would like to know more, leave me a message below.
Any other enquires are welcome.