about the designer



My name is MJ Villafaña.

[em-jey] [vee-yuh-fawn-yuh]




And I am a web & graphic designer. I help companies form strategies for success through their online presence.

I earned my degree from Brigham Young University, and since then I have worked for some pretty cool companies along the way. I’ve grown to be pretty well rounded—creating designs for both print and webMy thirst for learning new things has taken me through design and on to development, SEO, social media, and more. The bigger the picture I have, the better user experience I can craft.

In my spare time I like to draw and paint. It comes in handy for making my own illustrations (why yes, the watercolors on my site are all MJ originals, kind of you to notice!) I also like to snowboard, rock climb, and stargaze when I'm not hard at work at my desk. If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

Need any of the following? Let me know and we can chat:
Web design, web coding, blog setup and design, logos, branding, business cards, stationery, brochures, magazines, advertisements, SEO, UI design, Facebook page design, Twitter page design, email campains, social media promotions, photography, invitation design, copywriting, and illustrations.

List of obsessions (skills)

design experience: Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite:
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Flash
Acrobat

HTML/XHTML
CSS
Javascript
Wordpress
Microsoft Office

Other fun facts: Hablo español (I minored in Spanish), I have a 2nd degree black belt (yes, I fight crime at night), and I know all the words to Yakko's World (quiz me!) I am a cookie connoisseur; my chocolate chip recipe is classified. And to conclude, my handsome husband is my muse as well as the reason I have that sweet tilde (~) in my name.