Episode 18: Empowering Design and Communities with Tech

Can you use design to bring about the value in business? How do you use it to validate ideas for startups and businesses? How does community building help?

Fleire Castro and co-host Connie Barrientos-Carey interview guest Mr. Francis Alturas, Co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Abstract Digital. In this episode, he shares about his entrepreneurship journey, his design agency helping venture-backed startups, and the challenges of managing a team in the middle of a global crisis.

Show Notes:

The Pirate Code – A playbook created by Francis and others:


Mr. Francis Alturas’ bio is below:

Francis is the co-founder and CDO of Abstract Digital – a digital product design agency with particular expertise in facilitating design sprints for venture-backed, seed stage startups in Southeast Asia.

He enjoys designing interfaces, writing frontend markup and co-organizing local design events like the UXPH Roadshow, Visual 4 and Sketch & Dribbble Meetups. He also has worked with brands like 500 Startups, Rocket Internet, The World Bank and The Presidential Communications Office.

In his spare time – he loves attending web conferences, mentoring designers, and playing video games with his toddler.

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