Cecilia Villegas
Industrial and Graphic Designer

About

b. 1989, Venezuela.

 

Here's little bit about me!

I am originally from Venezuela, born and raised in a beautiful, small, and somewhat, quiet city called Merida.  I am currently a Graphic Design Student, pursuing my MFA in SCAD Atlanta and have a background in Industrial Design. My interests are varied, but a couple of things that always stand out is Origami and Book Binding. This interests help me use their techniques to design and create practical elements, such as packaging, stationery, other paper-based products and solve design problems in general from a 3D perspective.

 

Experience

SCAD STUDENT LIFE

Student Life Coordinator. Act as assistant to the Student Life Director; coordinating and managing student’s social events, as well as managing the SERVE (community service activities) coordinator. Atlanta, Georgia. 2015-Present

DHG HEALTHCARE INTERNSHIP

Graphic Design Intern. Worked as an In-house designer; creating printed collateral, environmental graphics and any other supporting visual for the consultant: DHG Healthcare. Atlanta, Georgia. Summer 2016

SCAD SUMMER PROGRAMS

Instructor for Summer Workshops. Taught two design workshops for high school students. It involved master classes and development of projects for Poster and Packaging design. Atlanta, Georgia. 2016

SCAD COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

Project Manager and Designer. Lead and formed part of the team of writers, photographers and graphic designers, that created a deluxe book for the client of the Collaborative project: Anisa International. Atlanta, Georgia. 2016

ULA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DEPT

Teacher Assistant. Lead workshops, guided extra help sessions and graded practical projects for the students in Ergonomics II. Merida, Venezuela. 2008-2010

CHERNY DEMARCO STUDIO

Industrial Design Intern. Ideation and design new products, help with deliver for current products. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2009

Education

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (SCAD)

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Atlanta, Georgia. Graduation: 2017

ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN (IED)

Master on Product Design. Master of Design and Innovation, Product Design Labs. Madrid, Spain. Graduated: 2012

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES (ULA)

Magna Cum Laude Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design. Merida, Venezuela. Graduated: 2010

 

Awards And Honors

ADOBE DESIGN AWARDS

Semifinalist with Two Projects. Selected as official semifinalist for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards with two projects: the Graphic Design Theory book, and the Poster regarding the risks of air pollution. Atlanta, Georgia. 2016

SCAD

Honors Award International Student Scholarship. Atlanta, Georgia. 2014-Present

ULA

Magna Cum Laude distinction. Awarded when graduating as Bachelor in Industrial Design. Merida, Venezuela. 2010

Luis Maria Ribas Davila Order. Awarded for Highest Academic Performance in the Industrial Design Dept. Obtained for 3 consecutive years. Merida, Venezuela. 2007, 2008, 2009.

Professional Skills

SOFTWARE

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks 3D, 3D Max Design, Rhinoceros 3D

DESIGN

Research, Prototyping, Typography, Photography, Print Production, Book Binding

MANAGEMENT

Event Planning, Project Management

LANGUAGE

Spanish, English

 

Exhibitions

SCAD CLASS EXHIBITION

Informational poster about SCAD success rate, exhibited in the ongoing student showcase of SCAD’S Graphic Design Department. Atlanta, Georgia, 2016-present.

CREATIVE QUARTERLY ONLINE

“Vigor” magazine was selected to take part of the CQ43 online gallery under the category of students in graphic design. Atlanta, Georgia. 2016

FORTY TWO WAYS, STUDENT EXHIBITION (IED).

Product Design Master Final Exhibition, where my thesis packaging project “Defold Containers” was first presented. Madrid, Spain. 2012