DARTE [dar-te]: To Give.
There's a saying in Spanish that rings true in any language: "Dar te da más," which means "Giving gives you more," or, loosely, "The more you give the more you will be given."
Darte leads with this every day as we connect with the humans—and doggos— that bring our work to life.
We specialize in coaching design-based approaches for lifelong learners, integrating mindfulness practices with modern technology, and designing experiences for exploration.
Our methods yield faster and better outcomes.
With our in-house studio and makerspace, and our network of makers and thinkers all around the globe, Darte is able to create the low-resolution prototype you need to put in front of your users.
We're specialists at bringing design tools to teams all around the world...and at improvising when the tools and materials aren't exactly what we expected.
Let us show you the value of listening to your user, the glory of ideating outside the status quo, the beautify of collaborative generation and capacity building.
Queremos Darte— we want to give you— The Power of Design.
Jessica A. Artiles
Principal & Founder
Chief Design Officer
Design is Power.
Artiles has spent nearly a decade studying the fundamental principles of design from MIT's centers for design, education, system dynamics, and leadership service. She has been invited around the world to spread design and design thinking to organizations ranging from Credit Suisse to Brazil's largest private university, Estácio de Sá.
Ever since obtaining her Reiki-certification in Thailand in 2018, Artiles has been exploring ways to combine ancient practices of breathing, mindfulness, and universal energy into her life coaching practice and user research methods to leverage different ways of valuing and understanding the individual.
A three-time MIT engineer, Artiles enjoys the challenge of combining practical, modern-day tools with timeless, analog methods of discovery.
When she's not on site with a client at Darte, Artiles is developing The Explorer's Toolkit, a compilation of guides and approaches to tackle anything an Explorer might face.
Artiles is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art, a Queen and Designer in Residence at RisOn, and the privileged 1st Lady to the Graduate Resident Advisor of the MIT Theta Delta Chi chapter where she conducts wild experiments in residential-based learning, culture, and community organization. Turns out people love rooftops with skylines... and Moroccan mint tea.
Selected Clients we've Played with
- The Office of the President of MIT
- Credit Suisse
- Koru Strategy
- The MIT Edgerton Center
- Beyond the Agency
- OpenMind::OpenArt Gallery
- The MIT Teaching Systems Lab
- Seven Arrows Academy
-Meadowbrook K-8 School of Weston
- Greater Lawrence Technical School
- Boston Society of Architects
- Moonshot Academy, Beijing
- Catalyst Education Lab, Hong Kong
- Mingdao High School, Taiwan
- Mujeres Solares, Nicaragua
- Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro
- KLE Technological University, India
- Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Colombia
- TEDx, Brasil