I began my obsession with the internet in 1997 when I was a high school student with a personal website. I ran web rings and cliques with my online friends and edited an online zine called Binibini. Eventually, I became the editor of an online publication for teen girls for 12 years. Aside from my online editing work, I’ve also worked on several magazines and books. I’m currently doing freelance projects, writing for various online publications. I’m also doing digital consultancy work and managing social media marketing for small businesses.
Here’s where you might have seen my work.
I started out as Candymag.com’s web and mobile producer in 2006, creating editorial content for the official website of Candy magazine. I became editor in chief in 2016 and led Candymag.com’s editorial team when Candy transitioned into a digital-only publication. You can see my archived work here.
I also contribute to online publications such as GMA News Online, Spot.ph, Preview.ph, RealLiving.com.ph, and Yummy.ph. I write about topics under lifestyle, celebrities, fashion, and beauty. I also do cooking demo videos.
I have edited and written various books under Summit Publishing’s Summit Books. The very first book I worked on was The Friendship Bracelet Book in 2012, which featured step-by-step instructions on how to create different friendship bracelet patterns. I was the creative editor of Polished! The Nail Art Book and Polished, Too! The Nail Art Book, conceptualizing all nail art designs in both books. I edited and wrote for the Candy DIY Book in collaboration with Alessa Lanot, Mansy Abesamis, and Mikko Sumulong. I edited Abbey Sy‘s bestselling book The ABCs of Hand Lettering as well as Letters from ABC: 52 Postcards from A to Z and The ABCs of Journaling. The latest book I edited was Letters to My Children. It’s a collection of letters from parents to their children including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Jesse Robredo, and more.
I dabble in a bit of calligraphy, hand lettering, watercolor, and illustration. My art has appeared on book covers, in books, and in magazines.
I designed the first hair accessory line under homegrown and handmade brand Dandy Ona. My first collection is called Prima, inspired by the plastic barrettes of my childhood and my frustrated ballerina dreams. Shop the collection here.