SISA LLESES

DESIGN STRATEGY

Sisa enjoys the thrill of facilitating design sprints, rapid prototyping, and cultivating breakthroughs through her ability to custom-design solution-based frameworks, transforming dead ends into strong foundations.

She has a soft spot for SDG-related projects and co-creating solutions that transmute digital experiences into physical products and public spaces. 

She is able to address a wide range of problems on any scale by constantly updating her arsenal, the latest addition being an understanding of the role Artificial Intelligence can play in Social Innovation.

A PENCHANT FOR CITY-BUILDING

Samantha’s multi-faceted design & research-based experience in social entrepreneurship, advertising, urban planning, education, journalism, and UX/UI design has led her to pursue her penchant for city-building & incubation.

Prior to moving to Toronto, Samantha was heavily involved in building the traction for the Hub of Innovation for Inclusion, through projects executed with  “Taft Love: A Participatory Design Movement” and the Benildean Architecture and Design Consortium Inc. under the mentorship of Dr. Abigail Mapua-Cabanilla. 

There they conducted environmental surveys, organized grand town hall sprints, walking tours of the towns hidden gems, workshops introducing Design Thinking into the school curriculums, concerts, skate and street art competitions to mobilize youth for the goal of rehabilitating public spaces and improve standards of living through urban social innovation programs.

This was done in partnership with local universities and home-grown businesses, under a brand truly representing the community and culture of Manila Bay, with groups from each neighbourhood along the university belt of Taft Avenue –  both affluent and less fortunate members of the community – well-represented in its activities.

Taft Ave. Urban Livability

Project proposal and concept art created for urban rehabilitation projects in collaboration with The Benildean Architecture and Design Consortium, Inc. – an organization fostering community stakeholder

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FRAMEWORK DESIGN & SPRINT FACILITATION

Our frameworks reveal the often overlooked and hidden steps to achieve what you need to thrive. This reveals opportunities for innovation and transforms risks into advantages. The process helps define metrics for success for each project and quantifiable signals to iterate on an active project. It allows efficient stakeholder alignment on what your criterion of what a successful business looks like.