My name is Dennis Bonilla and I am the Senior Digital Strategist and Manager of Design for Valador, Inc. My skills come from a background in journalism and advertising agency experience. I create community-empowering websites, design visualization software for NASA, and have developed documents presented to the U.S. President.
In addition to my position at Valador, I serve as the LAUNCH.org community manager. I co-founded and blog on Unified Pop Theory for fun, I’ve hosted Yuri’s Night DC space parties with friends, and I’m an avid member of the spacetweep community. I love toys, games, comics, and refurbished a Neo Geo arcade machine to play with my wife.
My Current Job
I manage a design team responsible for user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) development and graphic design. Projects range from iOS mobile applications, WordPress and Drupal sites, to interactive 3D environments and annual reports.
I also lead company development of digital campaigns using analytics data and client objectives for maximum audience engagement. Campaign development has included marketing strategy design, SEO strategy development, content calendar development, platform development, and gamification integration.
Clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, the West Virginia High Technology Consortium, and USDA.
My work has appeared on major news outlets such as the homepage of CNN.com and has strengthened company relationships with internationally recognized organizations.
Active Secret Clearance
Digital Strategy Development
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
User Experience (UX) Design
User Interface Design (UI)
Visualization Software Development
Corporate Identity Development
Bilingual (English – Spanish)
Group Achievement Award For Outstanding Contributions in Support of the Review of U.S Human Space Flight Plans Committee, Informing the U.S. President of Options for the Future of Human Spaceflight.
Valador, Inc. Project Manager of the NASA Presidential Transition Documents for the U.S. President (2008 & 2012)
SXSW 2012 Panel Speaker on Space/Science Community Engagement
NASA Software Recognition Award
Explorations System Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (DON)
NASA Tech Brief Award
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Distributed Observer Network (ESMD DON)
Concept Art & Comic Books