Dede is a Brazilian born graphic designer who can always be found with a laptop, marker, watercolor brush or camera in her hands. She is always creating.
She believes form and function can play well together and dedicates her life to proving it. Dede’s impressive web and design credits include creating multiple websites, branding packages and marketing materials for a host of financial services companies, as well as designing and maintaining all of their social media outlets.
As Senior Front End Designer for Rakuten.com (formerly Buy.com) she designed email campaigns and graphics for the marketing department. Tapping into her flair for the creative, she branded all the presentation materials and identity packages for numerous U.S. conferences while serving as Lead Graphic Designer for iMedia Communications Inc. As Art Director during the rebranding of Nav.com Dede developed the clean, crisp communications style the company carries on to this day.
Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Dede is a passionate supporter of green issues and animal rights. The first website she designed was about cats (way before it was cool). Her passion for people and the environment translates into time volunteering for the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships program and the International Rescue Committee.
Dede also enjoys traveling, refurbishing furniture, painting watercolors and volunteering at non profits in her beloved San Diego.