San Jose, Christian

Managing Director, Make by Ace Saatchi & Saatchi, Philippines

Having a background deeply rooted in design, Christian San Jose has firmly established himself as a
trailblazer in creative leadership and tech entrepreneurship.

He is currently the Co-founder and Managing Director at Make, a UX and technology subsidiary of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi. He leads a user experience team composed of designers, researchers, product managers, and full-stack engineers, while leveraging and deeply integrating with the 130-people operation at Ace Saatchi & Saatchi. They handle UX research and digital strategy, interactive design, development and technology-focused initiatives for clients such as Cebu Pacific, Carrier, Vimeo, Livestream, Smart, Sun Cellular, and SM Development Corporation.

He previously served as the Head of Digital at MullenLowe Group Philippines, and Head of User Experience and Design at Jump Digital Asia, working on local and international end-to-end digital campaigns for clients such as Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Nike Foundation, 7-Eleven, NutriAsia, Asia Brewery, Japan Tobacco, Solaire Resort and Casino, and Metro Pacific.

In the past, he has been an award-winning illustrator, getting the top prize in the Design By Humans $10,000 competition at the age of 19. His art and designs have been featured in CNN, CBS, MTV, Computer Arts Magazine, and Nickelodeon.


Cajilig, Pamela

Design Anthropologist, Executive Design Director and co-founder of Curiosity Design Research

Terrado, Nora K.

Undersecretary – Department of Trade and Industry
Trade and Investments Promotion Group


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