Santiago Castillo is a design strategist that has worked in design and strategy with clients and organizations such as Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, EY, Citi, StateFarm, and Morgan Stanley, among others. He has an M.F.A. in Design Management from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was a recipient of the SCAD Graduate Honors Scholarship.
He is also a published lesson author on Google's Primer app (Make It Personal: Using Personas In Your Marketing, November, 2016) and a Gold winner at the 2014 A’ Design Awards in the Home Appliances category for the Coanda Smart Bladeless Ceiling Fan. His MFA graduate thesis outlines a design workshop framework where Participatory Design methods and Scenario Planning come together to uncover potential unintended consequences of a design innovation.
Santiago graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Art and a B.A. in Art History, followed by a Certificate in Digital Art from the Toronto School of Art. His professional background includes exhibition curation, and work in graphic design and web design both as an employee as well as a freelance designer.