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Resume & Recent Work 2011-13

Visuals Virgil Calejesan


A selection of sketches, prototypes, research, and concept explorations WELCOME


V I R G I L

CALEJESA N virgil.calejesan@aya.yale.edu // 1.724.518.0026

QUICK SKETCH

+ DESIGN & RESEARCH

Event Planning & Production

Hospitality & Service

LEARNING

Yale University Bachelor of Arts in English Pratt Institute Candidate, Master of Industrial Design

1998-02 2011-2014

Written & Verbal Communication

RISD Career Re:Design The Art Institute Cont’d Ed: Industrial Design Pratt Institute Cont’d Ed: Product Design & Drawing DIS Study Abroad: Information Design, Copenhagen Keio University Study Abroad: Industrial Design Workshop

2009 2009-10 2010 2012 2012

CAREER PROTOTYPES

2013

-present

Design Assistant

Final Frontier Design ( N Y C ) space suit design, research, & prototyping // “swiss army knife” involved in early-stage research, development, prototyping, and illustration for pressure safety garments and other related equipment for the commercial space industry

2007 -11

2006 -09

2011 -13

2008 -09

Freelance Industrial Designer Bally Design (Pittsburgh, PA )

user research, product design & prototyping // contracted for research & concept development for pharmaceutical automation; also participated in product line expansion projects for OXO

Guest Services & Group Sales

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel (NYC) VIP service, operations, & product sales // constantly sought to improve internal operational efficiency and, in turn, enhance guest experience; also tapped to expand event sales efforts

2005 -06

2003 -05

2002

Admissions Officer & Reader

Columbia Business School (NYC) recruiting, events, & evaluation // managed arrangements for Dean’s administrative & recruiting schedule, MBA candidate correspondence, and MBA application evaluation

Production Operations Manager

McNabb Roick Events (NYC) boutique event planning & production for Broadway & banking clientele // in charge of executing entertainment, decor, lighting, sound, staff, catering, and guest experience

Member Services Manager Havens Private Residence Club (NYC)

member travel planning & new representative training

G ro u p Tr a v e l C o o rd i n a t o r GET Travel (Pleasant Hill, CA) student travel planning & production

Tapis Rouge Hospitality Staff Cirque du Soleil (Philadelphia)

VIP Tent pre-show guest hospitality

APTITUDES & AFFINITIES software language general travel

Adobe Creative Suite (Ps, Ai, Id), Adobe Premiere, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, Solidworks (novice) English (native), Spanish (conversational written & spoken) Humor, Literature, Psychology, Fashion, Electronics, Cars, Outdoor Sports, Photography, and Dance U.S. (49/50), Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, The Philippines, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Monaco, The Vatican, Greater & Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Canada Resume - Virgil Calejesan (Page 1/2)


V I R G I L DISTINCTION

CALEJESA N virgil.calejesan@aya.yale.edu // 1.724.518.0026

Merit Scholarship Danish Insitute for Study Abroad Academic Scholarship Pratt Institute EDMC Academic Scholarship The Art Institute National Technical Honor Society Dean’s List The Art Institute Academic Merit Award The Art Institute Academic Continuing Education Scholarship Dream Careers, Inc. U.S. Presidential Scholar Puerto Rico 1998 (Personally awarded by the President to two high school seniors per state) Valedictorian Saint John’s College Preparatory School

2012 2011, 2012 2010 2010 2009-10 2009-10 2006 1998 1998

LATERAL THINKING

postgrad

Pratt Institute Department of Industrial Design Grad Assistant to the Asst Dept Chair, 2011-13 IDSA New York City Chapter Member The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Guest Speaker, Department of Industrial Design Yale University Undergraduate Office of Admissions Alumni Interviewer Yale Alumni Club of San Francisco, New York, and Pittsburgh Member Presidential Scholars Alumni Foundation Newsletter Editor & Career Panel Guest Speaker Dream Careers, Inc. Alumni Volunteer Staff & Career Panel Guest Speaker IDSA Student Chapter, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Officer, 2009-10 Western PA IDSA Professional Chapter Member Fitness Weight lifting, Running Snowboarding Yale Angler’s Society Swedish Fish Eating Competition 3rd Place (500 fish, 20min), 2003

undergrad

Youth Together College Tutor & Mentor to local high school students Rumpus Magazine Campus Tabloid Staff Photographer & Photography Editor KASAMA Filipino Students at Yale Treasurer, Event Design & Production Student Ivy (Iron) Chef Competition Lead Event Design & Production WYBC 1340AM “The Trail Mix” Yale Student Radio Assistant Host Intramural Volleyball Member 4 years, Captain Senior Year Fitness Weight lifting, Running Snowboarding Yale Angler’s Society Swedish Fish Eating Competition 1st-ever Champion (375 fish, 15min), 2002

Resume - Virgil Calejesan (Page 2/2)


proto type

The Brief

Design a family of lamps: a sconce, table lamp, and torchiere. Classic.

Touch3

acrylic & wood laminate 3-way touch lighting


proto type

The Brief

Research an animal and use its color and form for design inspiration. My choice: The Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish translated for the fun-loving, look-at-me segment of the snowboarding industry.

color culture

jellyfish-inspired beanie & mask


style #: features:

73 & Sunny shiny easy-grip pull tabs high-visibility patches super soft / super warm adjustable tendrils obnoxious f/ ride to relax


inspiration


ideation


BUILD


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Come see our colors. All new greens, blues, & blacks for 2012/13

Something missing? Fresh snow made daily

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH www.vail.com

www.vail.com

style #: features:

73 & Sunny shiny easy-grip pull tabs high-visibility patches super soft / super warm adjustable tendrils

Beer, Sleep, & Snow Two out of three ain’t bad 15 new hotels & restaurants opening 2012/13

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH www.vail.com

obnoxious f/ ride to relax


sketch

The Brief

A sampling of sketches from Drawing I and II during the first year.

Paper Trail

various sketching exercises


sketch

Sure-Fit Ankle Couplings

Paper Trail

Heating & Grip Pattern

Mech-Pressure Seal-Tight Fabric

Auto Strap Tensioners

background f/ bestwallpaperhd.com/ space-wallpaper-hd-1080p.html

various sketching exercises

Reinforced Toe Cup


proto type

The Brief

Design a shoe targeted at a particular market segment. For my consumer, I chose the Core77dubbed “Designer Dandy”, a designer possessing “impeccable taste and a high-minded aesthetic.”

Proudly Worn

Footware for the sartorial-minded


entertainer vintage maker

urban commando

philo

sopher


SECTION B-B SCALE 2 : 1

6.2cm

SECTION C-C SCALE 2 : 1

1.8cm

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custom “book plate” engraving

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since 1980

PROUDLY WORN

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PROUDLY WORN _ _ ._ _

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by

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7.5cm

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SECTION D-D SCALE 2 : 1

D

D

SECTION A-A SCALE 2 : 1

A 2.5cm

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wet, wrinkled book pages (siped)

11cm B

B

0.8cm

SECTION B-B SCALE 2 : 1

6.2cm

SECTION C-C SCALE 2 : 1

1.8cm

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since 1980

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28.5cm

custom “book plate” engraving

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PROUDLY WORN _ _ ._ _

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PROUDLY WORN

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C 0.25cm

by

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SECTION D-D SCALE 2 : 1

4.5cm

8.5cm D

upper pattern gauge

technical

D

SECTION A-A SCALE 2 : 1

A 2.5cm


info design

The Brief

Create a new identity, including graphics and programming, for the iconic Palads Cinema in downtown Copenhagen.

A Branding & Programming Redesign Proposal


For this challenge, I set the following priorities: REDEFINE

Palads as a premier destination

CELEBRATE

Palads’ signature design elements

INVIGORATE

Palads’ by injecting new life and personality


PUMPEHUSET

PALADS Vesterport Station

CIRKUS Rådhuspladsen Station Rådhusplads

Axeltorv

København H Station plazas venues food & beverage hotels transportation

TIVOLI

STEP 1: Analyze the surroundings.


STEP 2: Analyze the venue.

Ample F&B space Multi-function area Reopened atrium / reception space

Physical Planning A form of urban land use planning which attempts to achieve an optimal spatial coordination of different human activities for the enhancement of the quality of life.

Fully restored theater / grand hall

New outdoor entrance & stage

Unique seating and social space


PROPOSAL: Create a mixeduse venue.

ven路ue [ven-yoo] noun

1. The place where something happens, esp. an organized event such as a concert, conference, or sports event. [ from Old French venir to come, from Latin venire ]


EXECUTION: Create a logo & identity, rotating events, & implement

to路do

> create logo and identity for in-house event firm > brand a rotating calendar of events > implement branding in fun, imaginative ways to provoke curiosity and invite people into the space.


P O T S S U B S D A PAL M U I R T A S D A L FE PA P O T S S U B E C EE SPA H D N A R G E H T TRIUM S D A L A P E C A EE SP CAF P O T S S U B ADS THE GRAND HA The @ symbol signifies fresh programming planned for the Palads venue

Retaining the name leverages existing familiarity (and notoriety), while seamlessly transitioning into the new venue concept

As with the @ symbol, the gray color block references the new institutional branding, while framing the new in-house event firm

The @ also echoes the building’s iconic archways which inspired the new institutional signage

In a similar manner, @PALADS seeks to inject new ‘color’ into Copenhagen culture

Themed Parties & Events

Holiday Celebrations

Themed Parties & Events

Holiday Celebrations


> Family Friendly

Cinema Festivals

Contemporary Tradeshows & Arts & Culture Conventions

Family Friendly

Cinema Festivals

Contemporary Tradeshows & Arts & Culture Conventions

Themed Parties & Events

Holiday Celebrations

Family Friendly

Cinema Festivals

Contemporary Arts & Culture

Tradeshows & Conventions


Come celebrate with us where: when: time: dress: rsvp:

Palads Teatret Axeltorv 9 1609 København V 24 December 20:00 black-tie holidays@palads.com


Themed Parties & Events

Holiday Celebrations

Family Friendly

Cinema Festivals

Contemporary Arts & Culture

Tradeshows & Conventions


proto type

The Brief

Design a scanning device inspired by a sitevisit to Motorola Solutions. I proposed CODEX for use in manufacturing, equipment inventory and safety inspection.

CodeX

handsfree equipment scanning and recording device


Concept - Mark II

Concept - Mark I Behindthe-Head Mounting

Battery Housing Microphone Bluetooth + WiFi Connectivity

Combination Laser / Optics Logo Placement

Scanning Lens Housing • Dual IR / Color Optics • HD Recording Optics

Prototype I

Prototype II

Heads-Up Display


proto type

The Brief

Design a product that is die-cut manufacturable. For this I examined the classic #18 Thonet bentwood chair. What resulted was the #18H, a flat-packable, snarky homage for the design-conscious consumer on a budget.

Homage

die-cut design exploration


Konsumstuhl nr. features:

Vienna Cafe Chair

18 150 yrs continuous mfg 300+ million made Victorian Era (1837-1901) 6pcs, 10 screws, 2 nuts bulk shipping unskilled assembly

heritage

Reknowned


The Brief

Design a playground for Howard Gardner’s naturalistic learners described as flourishing “from being able to touch, feel, hold, and try practical hands-on experiences, but generally outdoors within the environment, nature and animals.”

proto type

Our team took inspiration from two scales: the cellular (cytoplasm) and the largerthan-life (the “Giant’s Causeway” in N. Ireland.

crystal hollows

playground design for naturalistic learners


proto type

inspiration

playground design for naturalistic learners

crystal hollows

Northern Ireland’s giants causeway cytoplasm & cellular walls

contrast in scale melding the massive with the microscopic


Site plan


proto type

crystal hollows playground design for naturalistic learners


three dee

The Brief

The following three projects are excerpts from Pratt’s classic 3D curriculum, dedicated to “solving” various problems of form, independent of function or consumer market considerations.

Problems of Form

three-dimensional abstract studies


Rectilinear Problem

study of rectilinear solids and 90째 intersections


All-axis Problem

study of solids and “group movements”


three dee

Planar Problem

study of planes and negative / positive space


Thank you Virgil Calejesan

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