Edwin Villalba

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ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA

Edwin Villalba is a Texas raised graphic designer and photographer living in Georgia. Edwin lives, loves, and breathes art and design. In 2010, he started his career as a self-taught freelance photographer and graphic designer, and goes by the name EDVC Studios. As a strong believer in the importance of brand identity, he enjoys helping businesses and non-profit organizations build their brand and helping the community through design and photography. After being away from school for several years, Edwin is now back and finishing up his BFA degree in Graphic Design. Currently, he is the Communications Chair for the AIGA Atlanta Student Board and continues his career as a freelance designer for Miller Zell. He also continues to run EDVC Studios in his spare time. Edwin’s biggest goals are to live life to the fullest, continue to work in this field that he enjoys, and inspire others through graphic design and photography.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Mexico City / Raised in Texas

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night Owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Atypical, Stranger Things

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Design Matters with Debbie Millman

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Outsider

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Goonies

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Deborah Kass

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Free Mom Hugs

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Jamming on the guitar, watching movies

FAVORITE DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR WORKING TODAY?
Paul Wolski and Matt Hardiman

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Branding, Packaging, and Illustration

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Professional food taster

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Friendships with students and educators and all the design opportunities.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross

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