Danielle

Hernandez

I am a design strategist focused on creating social good with communities.
 
My pronouns are she/her/hers.
 

About

How I work.

My education and experience have armed me with multiple skills, talents, and the optimism to believe in new ways to address old, wicked problems. Most recently, I’m working as a Senior Design Strategist with a focus on Social Impact in the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois. 

 

I find joy in co-teaching the Design Thinking for Social Impact and Design Thinking for Women’s Health and Well-being courses. I’ve also worked on incredible social impact projects on and off campus - exploring how apps can support students’ mental health and wellbeing, understanding the needs of women navigating breast cancer treatment options, and building pathways for diverse, intersectional women on campus just to name a few. 

Side Projects

What I do in my down

time.

FOR THE PORTFOLIO

Graphic Design

OFF THE STREETS

Caricatures

FROM THE STUDIO

Fine Art

IN THE SHOP

Etsy
 

Partnerships

Notable Clients

MFA Thesis

Identity Explorers

 
 
 

Instagram

What I've been up to lately.

Contact

Reach out and let's collaborate.

If you are looking for someone who will

... be a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced, dynamic, multi-cultural, mission-aligned environments
 

…  engage in strategic and creative problem-solving
 

… lead design with a human-centered lens – from 1-on-1 research to ideation, co-creation, and piloting
 

... utilize best practices in behavioral and inclusive design
 

... incorporate strategic business needs in the design process
 

… effectively facilitate behavioral research and design workshops and training
 

… share knowledge and develop the design and innovation capabilities of the team

then we should definitely talk.
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CREATOR + STRATEGIST + DESIGNER FOR SOCIAL GOOD
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