Roxy Navarro

Roxy Navarro

Creative Designer with a Cause

Roxy Navarro’s story began in her senior year of college in 2012, while she was taking up a course in Computer Science. She knew she wanted to do something creative and meaningful after she graduated, so she and a group of her friends decided to start Works of Heart, a business focused on graphic design on social impact. She initially thought that design wasn’t a career she could go into, but Works of Heart changed her mind. She began in a small design studio and would do various design works—branding, visual storytelling, design solutions, among others—for mission-based organizations and their advocacies.

Now Roxy dreams of creating more impact. Aside from having more people on their team, she wants to be able to reach more people and create more projects initiated by the studio so that they can work on the sectors that mean a lot to them as a team, hoping to shape the nation through design.

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Roxy Navarro’s story began in her senior year of college in 2012, while she was taking up a course in Computer Science. She knew she wanted to do something creative and meaningful after she graduated, so she and a group of her friends decided to start Works of Heart, a business focused on graphic design on social impact. She initially thought that design wasn’t a career she could go into, but Works of Heart changed her mind. She began in a small design studio and would do various design works—branding, visual storytelling, design solutions, among others—for mission-based organizations and their advocacies.

Now Roxy dreams of creating more impact. Aside from having more people on their team, she wants to be able to reach more people and create more projects initiated by the studio so that they can work on the sectors that mean a lot to them as a team, hoping to shape the nation through design.

Roxy Navarro’s story began in her senior year of college in 2012, while she was taking up a course in Computer Science. She knew she wanted to do something creative and meaningful after she graduated, so she and a group of her friends decided to start Works of Heart, a business focused on graphic design on social impact. She initially thought that design wasn’t a career she could go into, but Works of Heart changed her mind. She began in a small design studio and would do various design works—branding, visual storytelling, design solutions, among others—for mission-based organizations and their advocacies.

It wasn’t always easy, though. She had to learn to scale the business and maintain and operate all its different facets. She recounts how challenging it was to go from simply designing to actually leading a team and managing clients. However, the daily grind was made much easier by the presence of Roxy’s excellent support system—she’s surrounded by people who believe in her and in what her company is capable of. “I never run out of people I can go to,” she says with pride. Two of those people and the foremost in her sources of inspiration and guidance are her mother Ney and her sister Joreen. Growing up seeing their mother work tirelessly and passionately, Roxy and her sister learned how to work with a lot of thought and care into whatever they were doing. Joreen, who is also Roxy’s business partner in Works of Heart, has been by her side since day one. There were many challenges along the way, but with her family, including her dad and younger sister Jamie, and friends in the industry backing her, Roxy always felt that she could handle anything.

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Now Roxy dreams of creating more impact. Aside from having more people on their team, she wants to be able to reach more people and create more projects initiated by the studio so that they can work on the sectors that mean a lot to them as a team, hoping to shape the nation through design.

Today, Works of Heart is an all-female team that aims to make a difference for our country through working with organizations that strive to bring solutions.Now Roxy dreams of creating more impact. Aside from having more people on their team, she wants to be able to reach more people and create more projects initiated by the studio so that they can work on the sectors that mean a lot to them as a team, hoping to shape the nation through design.