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Hi, I'm Vivianne, nice to meet you!

I'm a User Researcher and UX Designer based in Philadelphia, PA. My approach to design and research is influenced by my previous experiences as a human services professional, my multi-cultural upbringing, and my love for psychology. 

If there were words to summarize my views on life and work, it would be the following: "You have comfort and you have courage, but you can't have both at the same time. Choose." I choose courage.

I'm an advocate for prioritizing empathy and humanity in design & synthesizing complex research into inuitive, simple systems.

Hi, I'm Vivianne, nice to meet you!

I'm a User Researcher and UX Designer based in Philadelphia, PA. My approach to design and research is directly influenced by my previous experiences as a trauma counselor and human services professional, my multi-cultural upbringing, and my love for psychology. 

If there were words to summarize my views on life and work, it would be the following: "You have comfort and you have courage, but you can't have both at the same time. Choose." I choose courage.

I'm an advocate for prioritizing empathy (most often confused with pity) and humanity in design & synthesizing complex research into inuitive, simple systems.

Hi, I'm Vivianne, nice to meet you!

I'm a User Researcher and UX Designer based in Philadelphia, PA. My approach to design and research is directly influenced by my previous experiences as a trauma counselor and human services professional, my multi-cultural upbringing, and my love for psychology. 

If there were words to summarize my views on life and work, it would be the following: "You have comfort and you have courage, but you can't have both at the same time. Choose." I choose courage.

I'm an advocate for prioritizing empathy (most often confused with pity) and humanity in design & synthesizing complex research into inuitive, simple systems.

Hi, I'm Vivianne, nice to meet you!

I'm a User Researcher and UX Designer based in Philadelphia, PA. My approach to design and research is directly influenced by my previous experiences as a trauma counselor and human services professional, my multi-cultural upbringing, and my love for psychology. 

If there were words to summarize my views on life and work, it would be the following: "You have comfort and you have courage, but you can't have both at the same time. Choose." I choose courage.

I'm an advocate for prioritizing empathy (most often confused with pity) and humanity in design & synthesizing complex research into inuitive, simple systems.

But I'll spare you the extensive autobiography. Enjoy these 10 true facts about me instead!

But I'll spare you the extensive autobiography. Enjoy these 10 true facts about me instead!

But I'll spare you the extensive autobiography. Enjoy these 10 true facts about me instead!

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01. I grew up eating Korean food and celebrating Korean New Year.

My mom is half Korean; I'm half Nigerian, quarter Korean, and quarter Jamaican.

01. I grew up eating Korean food and

celebrating Korean New Year.

My mom is half Korean; I'm half Nigerian, quarter Korean, and quarter Jamaican.

01. I grew up eating Korean food and celebrating Korean New Year.

My mom is half Korean; I'm half Nigerian, quarter Korean, and quarter Jamaican.

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02. I played my trumpet in a concert on the Great Wall of China. 

I'm a little rusty, but I could still play a few tunes.

02. I played my trumpet in a concert on the

Great Wall of China. 

I'm a little rusty, but I could still play a few tunes.

02. I played my trumpet in a concert on the Great Wall of China. 

I'm a little rusty, but I could still play a few tunes.

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03. I was an O’Reilly Diversity and Inclusion Scholar in February 2017.

I was selected after writing a few short essays and sharing my most recent design work.

03. I was an O’Reilly Diversity and Inclusion Scholar in February 2017.

I was selected after writing a few short essays and sharing my most recent design work.

03. I was a O’Reilly Diversity and Inclusion Scholar in February 2017.

I was selected after writing a few short essays and sharing my most recent design work.

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04. I've won 5 vacations in my lifetime.

What can I say, I'm a lucky woman.

04. I've won 5 vacations in my lifetime.

What can I say, I'm a lucky woman.

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05. I'm obsessed with quotes.

"Good words are worth much, and cost little" (George Herbert). Ah, I can't help myself.

05. I'm obsessed with quotes.

"Good words are worth much, and cost little" (George Herbert). Ah, I can't help myself.

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06. I genuinely enjoy preparing for client presentations.

I love the challenge of intersecting storytelling with design thinking. 

06. I genuinely enjoy preparing for client presentations.

I love the challenge of intersecting storytelling with design thinking. 

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07. I'm training my Zuchon to be a certified therapy dog.

Her name is Scout and I'm excited to share her with people who are hurting.

07. I'm training my Zuchon to be a certified therapy dog.

Her name is Scout and I'm excited to share her with people who are hurting.

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08. If I got in trouble as a child, my parents punished me with book reports and papers.

When I was seven years old, my mom made me write a paper on "initiative" ... yes ... "initiative."

08. If I got in trouble as a child, my parents punished me with

book reports and papers.

When I was seven years old, my mom made me write a paper on "initiative" ... yes ... "initiative."

08. If I got in trouble as a child, my parents punished me with book reports and papers.

When I was seven years old, my mom made me write a paper on "initiative" ... yes ... "initiative."

08. If I got in trouble as a child, my parents punished me with book reports and papers.

When I was seven years old, my mom made me write a paper on "initiative" ... yes ... "initiative."

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09. I have a deep affection for all things 90s.

The reasons are pretty obvious.

09. I have a deep affection for all things 90s.

The reasons are pretty obvious.

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10. I love all things coffee and The Office.

Okay, I really love all things coffee and The Office.

10. I love all things coffee and The Office.

Okay, I really love all things coffee and The Office.

But enough about me, let's talk about you! 

Interested in working together?

Shoot me an email, I'd love to hear from you! 

But enough about me, let's talk about you! 

Interested in working together?

Shoot me an email, I'd love to hear from you! 

© Vivianne Castillo 2017

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