ashley villarreal

A mind that is stretched 
by a
new experience
 
can never go back to
 
its ol
d dimensions.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

PULITZER ARTS FOUNDATION

summer, 2018

EDUCATION

saint louis, mo

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

B.F.A. Emphasis in Graphic Design

Department Honors / 7 Scholarships
 

Studied Abroad in Thailand & Europe

GRADUATED IN

May / 2015

From:

Saint Louis, MO + Anaheim Hills, CA

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE 

designer - event coordinator - photographer

 

 

 

 

 

NO. 312. 478. 0405

 

ASHLEY.VILLARREAL3@GMAIL.COM

 

 

PROFILE

Ashley is a graphic designer based in St. Louis, MO, with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Webster University. Between her studies she has traveled abroad to Southeast Asia and Europe to broaden her knowledge of art, design, and to volunteer in programs that focus on child care and civil rights.
 

She began her career at Scorch, crafting digital content and campaigns for established corporations such as LinkedIn and Microsoft. In 2016, she focused on freelance projects throughout the St. Louis and Chicago area while she continued her volunteer work abroad. During this time, she worked with organizations to create corporate event design for tech companies such as Dell and Laird. Ashley's love of problem-solving and storytelling is coupled with a keen attention to detail, making a career in graphic design a natural decision. 

 
 

INSPIRATION

GRPAHIC DESIGNER
paula scher

MUSICIAN 
kanye west

AMERICAN ARTIST
franz kline

DIRECTOR
spike jonze

JOURNALIST
erik hedegaard

AMERICAN ARTIST
andy warhol

 

PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE 

updated 08.27.18

 
 

TEACHING

EXPERIENCE 

updated 08.27.18

 
 

SOFAR AMBASSADOR / SOFAR SOUNDS 

MAY 2018 - PRESENT

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Sofar Sounds reimagines the live event experience through curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world.

Co-founded in London in 2009 by Rafe Offer and Rocky Start, Sofar brings guests and artists together in unique locations, without the distractions that plague other live events. Sofar shows begin as a secret: guests sign on for three unnamed performances at undisclosed locations, hosted by community members in everyday spaces — from living rooms and rooftops to retail stores. Through the transformation of these spaces into captivating venues, Sofar serves as a platform for artists to connect with engaged audiences in cities around the world. Sofar invites guests to discover new artists, spaces, people, neighborhoods, and cities, whether at home or abroad, creating an inclusive and accessible global community where people make genuine connections.


Specialties: Graphic Design, Event Producer, Social Media, Digital Media, Location Scouting, Booking Venues, Scout Local Artists, and Accepting Music Submissions


 

VISUAL DESIGNER / BALLYHOO WORKSHOP

JUNE 2017 - JULY 2018

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Ballyhoo Workshop is a visual communication agency that believes in finding what makes your story unique. Their employees are successful storytellers known for taking on communication challenges for clients of all sizes. A client can expect designers to have a strong understanding and appreciation of their challenge. Client included Dell, Laird, Amazon, GroundWork, and Washington University.


Specialties: Graphic Design, Corporate Event Design, Video Production, Executive Presentations, Digital Media, Campaign Branding, Company Rebranding, Content Marketing, Social Media, Digital, Print Design, Media Planning and Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Website Design, and Mobile Marketing

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / CREATIVE CIRCLE

DEC. 2016 - APRIL 2018

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Creative Circle is a creative staffing agency that connects innovative advertising, creative, marketing, and interactive professionals with companies seeking talent on a full-time or freelance basis. A client can expect designers to have a strong understanding and appreciation of their challenge. 


Specialties: Graphic Design, Corporate Event Design, Video Production, Executive Presentations, Digital Media, Campaign Branding, Company Rebranding, Content Marketing, Social Media, Digital, Print Design, Media Planning and Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Website Design, and Mobile Marketing

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / SCORCH AD AGENCY

MARCH 2015 - JUNE 2016

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Scorch employees are rule breakers, illustrators, software innovators, educators, thrill seekers, usability cheerleaders, musicians, mixologists, and wordsmiths. They are impassioned by one common and unyielding interest to redefine what’s possible in content marketing.

They formulate ideas that demand attention, ignite action, and build measurable results for the world’s most recognizable brands. We spark conversations that lead to sales and brand loyalty. They fuel these conversations with valuable content that entertains as much as it informs.

They are SCORCH. They are fuel brand activation. 


Specialties: Brand Activation, Content Marketing, Interactive, Brand Positioning, Social Media, Digital, SEO/SEM, Graphic Design, Application Development, Print Design, Media Planning and Purchasing, Strategic Planning, Website Design, Mobile Marketing, and Experiential Marketing

 

 

WOODSHOP & SCULPTURE TECHNICIAN / WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

AUG. 2014 - MAY 2015

Location: Webster Groves, Missouri
 

Position supports work done by students and faculty from across the Department of Art, Design, and Art History by establishing and maintaining safe practices, efficient functioning of equipment, and accessibility to material and equipment resources. This position supervises daily operations, orders supplies, maintains equipment in good operational condition, implements OSHA requirements for public institutions, and conducts shop safety workshops. 


Specialties: Saw Technician, Band Saw Technician, Jointer Technician, Planer Technician, Drill Press Technician, CNC Router Technician, and Dust Collection Equipment Technician

 

 

VMS SPECIAL EXHIBITION ASSISTANT / SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM

AUG. 2011 - MAY 2013

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Position supports work done by students and faculty from across the Department of Art, Design, and Art History by establishing and maintaining safe practices, efficient functioning of equipment, and accessibility to material and equipment resources. This position supervises daily operations, orders supplies, maintains equipment in good operational condition, implements OSHA requirements for public institutions, and conducts shop safety workshops. 


Specialties: Saw Technician, Band Saw Technician, Jointer Technician, Planer Technician, Drill Press Technician, CNC Router Technician, and Dust Collection Equipment Technician

 

 

WOOD BLOCK INTERNSHIP/ SAINT LOUIS ARTWORKS

MAY. 2011 - AUG 2011

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
 

Position supports work done by students and faculty from across the Department of Art, Design, and Art History by establishing and maintaining safe practices, efficient functioning of equipment, and accessibility to material and equipment resources. This position supervises daily operations, orders supplies, maintains equipment in good operational condition, implements OSHA requirements for public institutions, and conducts shop safety workshops. 


Specialties: Saw Technician, Band Saw Technician, Jointer Technician, Planer Technician, Drill Press Technician, CNC Router Technician, and Dust Collection Equipment Technician

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY DESIGN MENTOR PROGRAM

AUGUST 2018 - PRESENT

Location: Webster Groves, Missouri
 

Ballyhoo Workshop is a visual communication agency that believes in finding what makes your story unique. Their employees are successful storytellers known for taking on communication challenges for clients of all sizes. A client can expect designers to have a strong understanding and appreciation of their challenge. Client included Dell, Laird, Amazon, GroundWork, and Washington University.


Specialties: Graphic Design, Mentorship

 

 

ENGLISH & ART TEACHER / CAMBODIA ACADEMY AT MONGKOL BOREI

OCT. 2016 - JAN. 2017 / MAY 2013 - AUG. 2013

Location: Mongkol Borei, Cambodia
 

Cambodia Academy at Mongkol Borei's primary goal is to help rural Cambodian students break out of the cycle of poverty they are born into. The school provides a challenging elementary and middle school curriculum with a focus on a mastery of English, which is extremely advantageous for students in obtaining employment when they are older. I was given the great opportunity to teach art and English to children in 3rd and 4th grade. After school, I tutored older students.


Specialties: Teaching

 

 

 

ARTIST CV AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST


 

WORKED WITH / FOR :

Webster University
Sofar Sounds
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Dell 

Confluence Kombucha 
Blueprint Coffee

Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies
+ more

 

3744 KEOKUK STREET
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63116
+ 312-478-0405
ASHLEY.VILLARREAL3@GMAIL.COM

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