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CJ Surita

CJ Surita

Visual Designer | Writer

Freelance

I'm a visual designer by title and I have a passion for anything visually striking be it a renaissance painting or modern architecture. I love period dramas and novels so don't be surprised to find me watching Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion for the 100th time.

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From Manila with Love Blog

Founder / Content Creator

A proudly Filipina beauty & lifestyle blog in the Philippines that caters to the modern forward-thinking and open-minded woman of today. Articles are about beauty, budget, mid-range, local and international brands. With Feminism, Gender Equality, Music, Food and TV picks are showcased as well.

Freelance

Visual Designer

I got to work with people all over the world. From different professions, personalities and aesthetic preferences. Working as a freelancer has a different set of rules and sometimes it can be a challenge to manage your own time but it definitely teaches one to be more efficient and conscientious when it comes to priorities.

Conversion X

Senior Web Developer and Designer

I was promoted as a team lead within five months of employment and all I can say is that it was a great and fulfilling post. Managing different personalities, making sure they're happy and checking off their tasks is a never-ending process of communication and collaboration among all team members. Fostering camaraderie, respect and transparency was just as important to me as completing day-to-day tasks.

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GForce Global

Contractual Graphic and Web Designer

Working remotely and having control over my own time impacted my views on the typical 9-5 jobs out there. This post molded my ideal work setting and reinforced the importance of clear communication in any scenario.

HomeGrown.ph

Art Contributor

I received the opportunity to collaborate with a size-able team remotely. Creating artwork for articles is very enjoyable to me. I had a lot more leeway in terms of what I wanted the art to look like which I appreciated. I would love to try and illustrate books next.

Riverwalk Labs

Freelance UX and UI Designer

My short stay was a tremendous learning experience. It was my first exposure to scrum and first job title as a User Experience designer. This was a startup and a small team but I found that it's more efficient that way.

A tight-knit creative design studio near the beach or forest with a group of talented, collaborative, well-rounded and creative people that do projects with social responsibility in mind is my dream job apart from getting paid to eat delicious food.

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Contributor

My first foray into writing for an official web magazine/newspaper. I definitely got to understand more about the editing process that goes into each content before it gets published.

Full Suite, Inc.

Graphic Design Intern

This was where my I made my first website for a company. I worked directly with my supervisor and interacted a lot with my co-workers from different departments which gave me a glimpse on how a company that handles other company's legal, financial matters and staff is run.

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co.lab

Design Intern

Before co.lab I had no idea what co-working was. They opened my eyes to alternative office spaces, creative tech careers and startups. I got to talk and discuss with a lot of creatives from all ages and from all walks of life in different industries. One thing I can't forget was my trip to the Senate and a brunch with a Senator pushing for the importance of Design in the country.

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Information and Communications Technology Academy

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Digital Design

I always knew I would do something in the creative field. And with my first love being art, choosing a design course was natural for me. Instead of going to more traditional schools and learning traditional art, its history etc. I chose an IT school. I understood the significance of technology and importance of the digital world. During my stay I was exposed to the growing tech industry, the business of it and my role in it. One thing I can't forget is that networking can make way for a lot of opportunities. All you have to do is be present.

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