Design is a holistic practice which engages diverse mediums, methods, and technologies to establish a unique narrative for seeing the world.


Education

Temple University | Tyler School of Art
2010 Bachelor of Architecture
Valedictorian

Temple University Rome


experience

D2 Groups | Sr Lead Designer
2016–Present

•  leads design of commercial architecture, interior, and signage projects over $1M
•  presents winning proposals to land large project contracts over competing firms
•  integrates VR/AR technologies to improve client engagement in design process
•  collaborates closely with design director to set in-house architectural standards

Freelance | Creative Strategist
2010–Present

•  reinforced brand identity and created visual media for CASA, a national nonprofit
•  generated prints, wireframes, and web assets for a range of clients and projects
•  conducted site analysis and produced conceptual models for 750 SF hair salon
•  offered consultation services involving strategy, aesthetics, and copywriting

Minshara | Musician & Producer
2010–2016

•  performed and interviewed on live TV, iHeartMedia radio, and Vans Warped Tour
•  wrote, produced, and released two 5-track EPs, 10-track LP, and music videos
•  curated and managed all social media content and physical merchandise

AP Williams | Architectural Designer
2012–2015

•  utilized AutoCAD and Revit to document both steel and wood frame construction
•  led design of a 30,000+ SF office building, 15,000+ SF fitness centers, and more
•  implemented graphic standards, produced renderings, animations, and models

DIGSAU | Junior Designer
04–09/2011

•  established first successful prototype for “Parklet" pilot program in Philadelphia
•  contributed to designs of dormitory, dining hall, office, and hospitality projects
•  completed drawings, infographics, study models, and programming diagrams

TU Wood Shop | Shop Supervisor
2008–2010

•  demonstrated and promoted proper shop use and tool safety standards
•  explored various model building and woodworking techniques

TU Snowboarding Club | Graphic Designer
2008–2010

•  assumed leadership responsibilities for a 200+ member organization
•  developed website, blog, promotional material, and apparel design


Skills

General | Abilities & Interests

•  Branding, Packaging, Product Design, UX/UI, 3D Modeling, Photo/Video/Audio
•  Music Composition, Physical Fitness, Technology, Travel, Skate/Snowboarding
•  English Native, Spanish Intermediate, Italian Beginner

Photoshop ●●●●●●●●●○
Illustrator ●●●●●●●●●○
InDesign ●●●●●●●●○○
HTML/CSS ●●●●●●○○○○
AutoCAD ●●●●●●●●●○
Revit ●●●●●●○○○○
SketchUp ●●●●●●●●●○
Rhino/VRay ●●●●●●●○○○
Final Cut X ●●●●●○○○○○
Mac OS ●●●●●●●●●○
Win OS ●●●●●●●●●○
Apps ●●●●●●●●○○

Awards

2015 HRC Hard Rock Rising Finalist
2014 Musikarmageddon Winner
2014 Warped Tour BOTB Finalist
2010 AIA Henry Adams Medal
2010 Bachelor of Arch Award
2009 Rosen, Harry Scholarship
2008 Gleason, Jewell, Rutherford Award
2007 1st Place Portfolio Design Winner
2006 Design/Build Competition Winner
2005 TU Full Tuition Scholarship
+ Thesis Award Nominations (3)
Regional Design Finalist (2)

Additional

Publications | Editor & Contributor

•  Theoretical Misappropriations - Lindsay Bremner & Jeremy Voorhees
•  Fantastical Aspects of Socialist Architecture - Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss
•  Architects of Piety - Vasiliki M Limberis

Exhibitions | Artist

•  Yo, Piranesi: Rome to Philadelphia
•  Green, Urban, Glocal: Architecture and Design
•  Fantastical Aspects of Socialist Architecture
•  2009 Temple Rome Spring Exhibition
•  2008 Vitetta “Best and Brightest”

Academics | Critic

•  Thesis/Undergraduate reviews and panel discussions

Appearances | Performer

•  House of Cards extra on S3:E11 and S4:E1
•  The Howard Stern Show guest


Info

Michael Villegas
mv@michael-villegas.com
Pennsylvania, US
717-580-2429

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