Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ruby Valdez 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hello, my name is Ruby Valdez and I'm a Filipino designer based in Dublin. I am lively and always eager to learn new skills with every project. I enjoy an array of areas in design, from editorial to motion graphics, illustration, and art direction. My strengths in these areas enable me to create bold and impactful designs that cater to user needs. Moreover, I strive to bring strong concepts into each project and make it unique.


Salu-Salo is an app for Filipino migrants to bond over communal meals, easing homesickness. It enables authentic community interaction and strengthens cultural identity through shared food experiences.

When stories and conversations are shared over familiar food, cultural identity is strengthened and unity is cultivated.