Valeria is a Design Engineer and Strategist with 6 years of experience as a Design Researcher & Innovation Consultant. She has contributed to businesses and non-profit organisations to expand their capacity for impact by identifying and solving problems from a human-centric and planet-centric approach.
Valeria is passionate about driving a positive impact in society through equitable access to basic services such as health, education, and finance. As a design engineer with a focus on healthcare, human-centered design, sustainability and low-tech solutions, she creates innovative and accessible products that enhance people's lives.
Her goal is to design products that are not only functional and efficient, but also sustainable and inclusive. Whether she is working on a wellness device or a consumer product, she strives to make a positive impact on the world and the people who use her designs.
Research and recent work primarily revolves around FemTech and Women's Health. Her projects include designing natural sanitary pads, developing low-tech pain relief underwear for painful period pain, creating portable physiotherapy bands for fitness enthusiasts, and exploring intimacy for women experiencing menopause.
- Finalist 'Grand Challenge 2022' by RCA with Aqua Scan, a marine device that tracks ocean and environmental data to detect the seasonal patterns of debris and anticipate its congregation.
- Shortlisted 'VCC 2023: Creative & Consumer Track' by Imperial Enterprise Lab with Dailya, a low-tech period-pain relief underwear.
As part of Banco de Crédito del Perú (the leading bank with the largest design team in the country), Valeria contributed on +40 projects and human-centered solutions for the finance industry.
- Strategic Design Lead for Cultural Transformation
- Senior Service Experience Designer
- UX Designer
- Design Researcher