I was born and raised in the Philippines. Finished my Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.
I’ve worked in animation, printing, publishing, and then my dream company, Philippine Daily Inquirer. But life had a different path for me. Read the rest of the story below.
I am a proud member of the Growing Room Collective as Graphic Designer and Web Manager. And I am part of the team Lara Spence Web Design and Business Writing as graphic and web designer.
Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC Canada
I love photography
I’m the unofficial family photographer. The downside is that I don’t have that many photos of myself. View this photography in full- Dragonfly at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC
Kobe the cockapoo
Who is Kobe?
April 2022 we got this furry little guy and our lives have changed so much. He is the sweetest and we love him so much! You can find more photos of Kobe on his Instagram page.
How it started and how’s it going
View my Linkedin profile to learn more about my career path,
It has been an interesting ride for me! I was an assistant animator after university then teacher/trainer, desktop publisher, graphic designer, operations people manager, digital designer, UX/UI designer, WordPress developer.
My pronouns are she/her. My family is my priority. Next to my husband, my nieces and nephew are my favourite people. I like keeping it clean and simple.
Moved to Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. It’s been 14 years and every year we take a look back how it was for us when we landed.
So that’s FinTech
Started working with a Canadian FinTech (financial technology) company, Davis + Henderson. Stayed for 8 years working from data entry/customer service role and finished my stay in operations management.
Back to school
My role in fintech involved working with the tech team. That made me discover I actually liked tech stuff. I decided to enrol in BCIT Web Technologies.
After finishing BCIT, I worked on my portfolio then started my business Monica Calderon Design. Registered and filed a municipal license with Burnaby to operate.
Time for more upgrades
I wanted to learn more and expand. I enrolled in Brainstation Vancouver for UX Design Course and at the Interaction Design Foundation. View my IDF member profile.