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 (now husband) 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.