ABOUT ME

Hello and welcome!

 

I'm Manda Villarreal. Nice to virtually meet you!

 

I am currently a senior art student at the 
Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan
pursuing a BFA in Art & Design with a minor in History of Art.

I have also completed an AAS in Graphic Design
at Mott Community College of Flint, Michigan as of June 2017.

When I'm not busy creating, I can be found advising students
of their study abroad plans, or assisting the Dean's Office
at the Stamps School of Art & Design.

 

My creative interests include graphic design, illustration,
and publication design, fitting my role as Design Editor
for SHEI Magazine, student-run fashion
& culture publication on campus.

 

My aspirations for the future involve immersing myself
in the art and design world without one set pathway in mind.

Ready to work together? Send me a message!

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Education

     Stamps School of Art & Design University of Michigan Class of 2020

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Design, Minor in History of Art, 3.8 GPA

    Dean's List Winter 2018 & Winter 2019

    Institut Catholique de Paris Summer 2019

    Accelerated study abroad course in French Art History & Architecture

    Mott Community College Class of 2017

    Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design, 3.9 GPA

    Honors College Medallion & Diploma

    Genesee Career Institute 2012 – 2014

    Visual Communications & Digital Design Certificate

    Fenton Senior High School Class of 2014

    High School Diploma, 3.3 GPA

    High Academic Honors, AP Art

  • Experience

    International Peer Advisor 2018 – Present

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Advise students of applicable study abroad programs, answer

          questions, and assist them with finalizing their study abroad plans.

          Design international department materials when needed.

    Design Editor 2018 – Present

    SHEI Magazine, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Assemble and manage SHEI design team, collaborate with

          editorial staff to create content for both digital and print issues.

     

    Orientation Leader Summer 2018 & 2019

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Lead incoming-freshman orientations. Roles include presenting
          degree program information, guiding students across campus,

          and advise students with registration.

    Freelance Designer 2019 – Present

    Stamps Digital Fabrication Studios, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Transform obscure digital fabrication machinery instructions into
          branded 
    and uniform instructional guides for digital and print formats.

     

    Project Assistant 2018

    Professor Jim Cogswell, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Assisted Professor Jim Cogswell with the de-installation of his vinyl window 
          
    installation 'Cosmogonic Tattoos' at the Kelsey Museum of Archeology.

    Art Office Assistant 2017 – Present

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Answer phone calls, run errands for Dean's office & HR, help with
          confidential student/faculty paperwork trustingly when needed.

    Graphic Design Intern 2017

    Eat Rice Studio, Plymouth, Michigan

          Run Eat Rice Studio social media platforms, design marketing

          and presentation materials for Eat Rice Studio and clientele.

    Art & Design Club Secretary 2017

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

          Document topics discussed and timekeep during meetings,

          founding member of Art & Design Club established 2017.

  • Service

    Student Representative for Student Appeals Committee 2018 - Present

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Appointed student representative of the Student Appeals Committee
          by the Associate Dean when student appeal decision making is needed.

     

    Student Volunteer 2018

    Decipher Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan

          Mediate conference workshop lead by Princeton University Professor

          Sheila Pontis. Network with design faculty from across the nation.

  • Awards

    Craig Jon Kutinsky Scholarship 2019

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Alumni & Friends Scholarship 2019

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Candy Wei International Travel Award 2019

    Stamps School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Graphic Design Faculty Recognition Award 2017

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

    Gold Award Typography & Drawing Portfolio, 2016

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

    Silver Award Drawing Portfolio, 2014

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

    Heart in Art Award of graduating class, 2014

    Fenton Senior High School, Fenton, Michigan

    Student of the Year Award of Fenton graduating class, 2014

    Genesee Career Institute, Flint, Michigan

  • Exhibitions

    Interventions in Commerce, 2019

    Water Bottle Relabeling selected

    Stamps School of Art & Design Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    University of Washington 09 Gallery, Seattle, Washington

    Stamps Student Juried Exhibition2017

    Self Portrait Selected

    Stamps Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    59th Annual Student Art Show, 2017

    LaunchPad, Glaciers, One Race One Nation, Cancer Zodiac Zine, & MSVArt selected

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

    58th Annual Student Art Show2016

    Lana Del Grey, Self Portrait, F for Fitzgerald selected

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

    Juried Drawing Exhibition2014

    Chelsea selected

    Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan

Let's stay in touch!

mandav@umich.edu    |     cell: 810.288.1888   © Manda Villarreal 2020