I am Cams Puentespina, a young freelance filipina designer with a long-term goal of building my own passion startup before I'm 30 and coach both designers and non-designers in the art of impactful, human-centered design. Most of my work is based in Manila, but I am currently in my hometown Davao City.
I have also recently began creating relatable video content about my journey as a student-product designer in the Philippines, where UX design and the startup industry are just starting to be recognized as a craft. I find myself privileged to have been mentored by amazing designers and this is my way giving back.
When I'm not working on these, I often enjoy spending time to coach others, illustrate on Fresco, cheer for the university, read articles, dress up, and solve crossword puzzles.

In my growth as a designer, I have worn completely different hats in a broad range of industries which has helped me explore my passion and reassess my goals. More than the name of the brands I represent, I take pride in the impact I make to the teams I work with.

Aside from work experience, I have had my fair share of bragging rights from awards and competitions. Some of which include:

Vied champion alongside 2 other team members for the school-wide tech innovation competition

Parking Spaces

1st Place Winner, AECES’ Sparks Summit 2019

Parking Spaces
Startup Experience
Product Development

Vied champion alongside 3 other team members for the nation-wide tech innovation competition

Ecotourism

1st Place Winner, DSC Loyola's Hackfest 2020

Ecotourism
Product Development
Startup Experience

Vied the second place in the life science department of a national research competition

Bioengineering

2nd Place Awardee, UPD National Research Competition

Bioengineering
Public Health
Product Development

Vied the third place in a school-wide case competition with a centralized module platform for the university

Education

3rd Place Awardee, UX Society's UX University 2019

Education
Learning Management
UX/UI Design

Vied a bronze medal in an renowned international competition for student-researchers held in Malaysia

Bioengineering

Bronze Medalist, Malaysian In'tl Young Inventors Olympiad

Bioengineering
Public Health
Product Development

Certification from Common Purpose, supported by the university for student-leaders’ CQ growth and awareness

CQ

Cultural Intelligence Accelerator Micro-credential

CQ
Leadership Growth
Org Development

More than just showing off, I like to use these to spark important conversations on how we can use product design and research to create positive change in our own communities. If any of these has piqued your interest, leave a message and let's have that conversation.