Hello! My name is Jacqueline Vigil and I am a cheerful designer from El Paso, Texas. I majored in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design. My focus lies in print/publication, illustration, and printmaking. I am constantly exploring new creative outlets and hope to someday own an apparel and stationery goods brand that spreads cheerful and positive messages to women. As I enter the design world, I want to find work in print/publication and editorial illustration. I am a designer who loves to use color, a team player, and I strive to bring the client’s vision to life.
I am a Mexican American Graphic Designer and creator. I grew up in El Paso, Texas a border city that is south to Ciudad Juárez, a city in Mexico. Despite being around a mainly Hispanic community, I never learned Spanish. Not knowing Spanish has often left me in this feeling of not being Mexican enough. I desire to connect to a side of myself that I don’t fully understand but I am still proud of it. Through design, image-making, and researching content I was able to curate and design a publication titled “Mexi Ameri Can” that shares personal stories of my experiences growing up as a Mexican American and also sharing the experiences of other Mexican Americans.
I created this poster for my Systems & Identities class at Otis College. This poster explores composition, image-making techniques like collaging and blending techniques, and the use of textures.
Growing up as a Mexican American who never learned Spanish has led me to want to use design as a bridge to connect with my culture and the language I never got to learn. My final project for Advanced Image Making is a digital magazine that I’ve titled ¡Hola! Friends. To accompany the magazine I also designed a social media account on Instagram ¡Hola! Friends that serves as a digital space for children to create, interact, and learn Spanish.
I have a major love for Drag Queens and my love for Drag Queens was my inspiration for my Publication for my Junior year Fall 2018 semester. The final publication was titled “You Better Werk”, and I had a blast designing this book. I used a variety of colorful paper because I wanted the publication to have a personality like a drag queen. For a fun touch, I made the end pages with a glitter paper, and I experimented with the typography to give it a sassy and bold feeling. The publication had articles I curated from the Internet that gave information about Drag queens and the different styles of drag, I also include a RuPaul Charles song throughout the book.
This is one poster out of a three poster series titled Mental Television. Each poster in the series represents a different type of dream, this poster, in particular, represents a sweet dream. I used photo collaging and blending techniques in Photoshop to create this final piece.
This design was part of a branding project I did for my Systems and Identities class at Otis College. Part of this project was creating an imaginary group so I created Chroma, a rebellious group that lives in a world where the use of color is banned. This design serves as an environmental graphic that Chroma would use to get their message across.
As part of my deliverables for my Senior Studio project, I created a weaving. This weaving was made on a loom with a variety of yarns, fibers, and ribbon. The final weaving is a tactile representation of my Mexican and American cultures and traditions being woven together to represent making connections.