Dyanis De Jesús
Creatives Mean Business
Dyanis is a creative strategy consultant with over fifteen years of experience ranging from business development and innovation to creative services in marketing and communications. She is also well-versed in Triple Bottom Line, a sustainability approach that equally considers social, cultural, and environmental factors at the core of projects. For the past five years Dyanis has been advocating for the cultural and creative industries as key contributors to economic development. In 2012 she completed her thesis, “Designing Sustainability into Creative Economies”, and co-founded the Creative Economy Initiative in her home country Puerto Rico (prcei.org). She has been able to bring the topic to public awareness via research, education and key partnerships with public and private sectors. This work has influenced international collaborations in different cities of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as New York City where she is now established.
Dyanis holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Design Management from Pratt Institute, New York where she now serves as visiting professor and thesis advisor for the Graduate Program of Arts, Cultural and Design Management.