Gabriel Valdivia

Designing Products That Foster Human Connections

Gabriel Valdivia is a seasoned design leader with a career that spans over a decade and includes key roles at tech giants like Google, Meta, Patreon, and CNN. His work has consistently been at the intersection of design, technology, and human connection. Gabriel's personal website and LinkedIn offer a glimpse into his design philosophy and the breadth of his experience, which includes everything from product design to strategy and management.

Profile Highlights:

  • Current Role: Principal Product Designer at Patreon, where he also teaches Product Design at The Cooper Union.
  • Previous Experience:
  • Google: Focused on technology for communities at risk.
  • Meta: Explored content creation and Virtual Reality.
  • CNN: Managed a Design and Research team at CNN's Emerging Platforms.
  • Design Philosophy: Believes in crafting products that foster human connections and inspire positive change.
  • Additional Projects: Bootstrapped a co-working studio, a design conference, a podcast, and several music projects.
  • Personal Journey: Born in Cuba, grew up in Costa Rica, and has lived in 4 countries, 3 continents, and 8 cities. Currently resides in Brooklyn.

Gabriel's visit to Mexico City is an opportunity to dive deep into the world of design leadership and the power of human-centric design. His multifaceted experience and focus on meaningful impact make him an invaluable addition to our speaker lineup.

Join us for an enriching evening with Gabriel Valdivia, as we explore the future of design and its potential to change lives for the better.

Product Manager & Service Designer
Sofia, BBVA
Light sleeper, heavy dreamer
Headspace, Spotify, Lyft
Comedian and Creative Leader
Dropbox, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Ueno