My name is Raquel Vigueras, and I am originally from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies with a minor in French, and recognition in Spanish from the University of Saskatchewan, and a diploma in Graphic Design from the Visual College of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC.
From an early age, I would view logos, magazines, advertisements, and other print media in a very critical manner. I would dissect everything I looked at, and try to understand why it was the way it was. In fifth grade I began to teach myself how to design and code my own websites. I quickly learned that if I wanted to create my own websites, then I would need to learn to create my own graphics as well. I spent hours upon hours designing whatever I could; offering to make event posters for anything, everything, and everyone! I was simply in love with design. This love continued on through my middle and early high school years, then into my final years of high school where I became editor of the school’s yearbook.
Upon finishing high school, I traveled to Chile for six months where I lived with my grandparents. While I was there, it became clear to me that I have a deep interest for politics and human rights, so I decided to study that in university. I remained very interested in design, though! While I was in university I designed posters for many different student organizations, and as I walked down the hallways, the bulletin boards were always adorned with my designs.
It was clear to me that after my degree I wanted to enter into a career of design, and that is when I chose to move to Vancouver to begin my studies. I completed my diploma in September 2014, and moved straight to Regina, Saskatchewan. I have worked at GasBuddy, where I was an app and web designer for OpenStore by GasBuddy, and I have also worked at iQmetrix where I was an iOS app designer for a point of sale software solution.
Take a look at my work and if you like what you see, please feel free to contact me. I would love to work with you!
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