About

Habi was established on November 2014, by co-founders Gerson Abesamis, Clifton Esteban, and Karol Yee. We started as a professional development group for teachers, regularly organizing workshops and experimenting with different ways to bring more creativity in education. We co-created solutions to school problems, innovative teacher training programs, and lesson plans for boosting the creative confidence of students. We also lived and breathed design thinking ourselves; we were rough, quick, and entrepreneurial in our work, learning from each experience. Prototype after prototype, we re-discovered the impact of well-designed learning experiences not just to students, but to lifelong learners as well.

Together with our network of educators, we expanded our work from schools to non-profit organizations, government institutions, international development agencies, and private companies. Learning happens everywhere, and design has the potential to make it better for everyone.

MEET OUR TEAM

Mga Taga-Habi

Habi is a team of teachers, designers, and researchers, on a mission to improve how people learn. We call ourselves learning experience designers, or LXDs for short. While we come from different backgrounds, we share a common belief that empathy is at the core of any good learning experience. Each workshop, each interview, and each encounter, is a unique opportunity to relate to people and learn about how they learn.

Gerson Abesamis
Gerson Abesamis

Executive Director

Bea Achacoso
Bea Achacoso

Learning Experience Designer

Mitzi Bajet
Mitzi Bajet

Learning Experience Designer

Jovi Bernabe
Jovi Bernabe

Learning Experience Designer

Celina Buensuceso
Celina Buensuceso

Learning Experience Designer

Chess Carlos
Chess Carlos

Learning Experience Designer

Thessa Cunanan
Thessa Cunanan

Learning Experience Designer

Bernice Dy
Bernice Dy

Operations Director

Clifton Esteban
Clifton Esteban

Growth Director

Amiel Lazo
Amiel Lazo

Learning Experience Designer

JPaul Marasigan
JPaul Marasigan

Learning Experience Designer

Patrick Naui
Patrick Naui

Learning Experience Designer

Lacey Ramos
Lacey Ramos

Learning Experience Designer

Kaye Robles
Kaye Robles

Learning Experience Designer

Kimmy Santiago
Kimmy Santiago

Learning Experience Designer

Nikki Vergara
Nikki Vergara

Learning Experience Designer