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Vergara, Russ

Designer, VIGI Design Studio

I’m a Dropout.

What I’m like I try to be direct and casual. I can’t stand people who don’t want to learn anymore and don’t love what they do, but apart from that I think I’m quite likeable. I love watching movies. My all-time
favorite is Forrest Gump. I’m terrified with snakes. And I have had a dog named Lugaw. My dream is to be part of an incubator of ideas for young artists and designers to explore different forms of art and communication.

What I do I design brand identities and I’ve been doing this for almost ten years. I currently lead a team of insanely talented kids at Vgrafiks, a brand design studio based in Metro Manila, Philippines.
Since 2008, we’ve trained more than a hundred students in our internship program. Some of them now have their own businesses, most are successful practitioners in the creative industry, and others
have continued studying abroad.

I’ve worked with many brands from multinational corporations, mission based organizations and start ups on design and brand identity projects.

Some brands I’ve worked with
• Starbucks
• Unilever
• Maybank
• Acer
• Amnesty International
• Sykes
• TAD Group
• Adobo Magazine
• Colindale Coffee
• Buensalido Architects
• Kenji Tei Food Group
• Wink Laser Studio
• Orale Taqueria
• PBCo.
• Leeroy New
• Artelano 11
• JobStart (ADB)
• McGraw Pharma
• Acumen Brand Strategists
• Yabu House of Katsu
• Francis Kong
• S&R
• West Gallery
• Beach Hut
• Smart Steps
• Ayala Museum
• PetOne
• Hot Star
• A Space
• Anya
• Tokyo Bubble Tea
• Gourdo’s

OTHER SPEAKERS

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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