A creative strategist, equal parts storyteller and designer. My values infuse purpose into everything I do.
My work is at the intersection of culture, creativity, commerce and purpose. With a background in Design Management, I combine almost two decades of international experience in marketing, communications, innovation and business development with a deep commitment to social good. I build strategies, products, services and new approaches that leverage creativity to spur growth and purpose across a wide range of industries. My career spans cities from US (New York, Chicago and Puerto Rico) to Europe (Italy).
A frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on the topics of human-centered design, creativity in business and triple bottom line; I thrive when understanding, connecting, problem solving and sharing ideas. I am originally from Puerto Rico and currently live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with my husband Jason, and baby girl Lua. A self-starter and forward thinker in everything I do.
Co-author of a publication and methodology about sustainability in the creative industries.
Founding member of the Creative Economy Initiative, advocating the importance of creative industries as drivers of economic development.
Co-Founder of ChicaPReneurs, a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration that brings together creative and cultural innovators, with a focus on gender and diversity.
Visiting professor and thesis advisor at the Pratt Institute Graduate Program of Arts, Cultural and Design Management.
Core team member of Morning Salon, initiative driving sustainable change in business in NYC.
I have been Creative Director and VP of Strategy in my advertisement practice.
A COLLECTIVE APPROACH:
Dyanis taps into a pool of talent and resources from her collaborative network & community to benefit individual project needs.
IN THE MEDIA
How Innovation Is Bridging The Gap Between Puerto Ricans In The Island And The Diaspora
10 Puerto Rican Creatives Disproving The Media's Brain Drain Narrative
Contributor to Catalyst Review, the publication of the Design Management Department at Pratt Institute.