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Orlando Villagran

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Born in Los Angeles, California during the 1960’s, I loved to draw from an early age. I collected comics and read sci-fi/fantasy novels (Frank L. Baum, H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs and others). My older brother, Jason, and I used to make skateboards from plywood and ride down the hill in front of the house. Building models was also fun. In my early teens music became important and I learned to play piano and guitar (inspired by Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Beatles and Jimi Hendrix). Favorite movies were: Star Wars, King Kong, Godzilla, Frankenstein, Werewolf and Dracula and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

After high school, I enrolled in the Communication Arts program at Otis College of Art and Design. I had a minor emphasis in Illustration. In the honors class, “Brooklyn 7,” we designed various print materials for non-profit and community organizations during my Junior and Senior years. Additionally, I was the lab tech for the Mac computer lab, process camera, typositor, offset and Vandercook presses.

When I got out of school and began my professional career, I got my car of choice: a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. This was the start of my love affair with muscle cars. Since then I have had a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1968 Chevrolet Nova, 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass and 1970 Chevrolet Camaro. Each of them were in need of repair and I had fun fixing and modifying as much as my pocketbook would allow. The engineering and character of these cars was enthralling. It was also a way to make friends, helping each other and hanging out.

In 1993 I was wed to Catherine and we now have a daughter who loves to draw and read comics.

Profile Summary:
Package Design Los Angeles, CA
My Skills

Package Design

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I work almost exclusively in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (PhotoSHop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver).
Relevant Education / Credentials
BFA Communication Arts, 1988, Otis College of Art and Design
Years Experience: 10