I am a professional creative located in Austin, Texas focusing on digital media.  I am always looking for the next challenge and strive to inspire. 

Freelance
2000 to present
Artwork and design in a wide range of mediums including print, web, video and interactive. Created solutions resulting in digital illustration, logo, identity, marketing and promotion. Professional correspondence with clients, project development and budgets.

Creative Director 
The Texas Tribune - Web based news organization 
October 2009 - present 
Work closely with reporters to provide photography, video, audio, graphics and interactive solutions for reporting. Manages a team of photographers, designers and multimedia producers for the production of daily content. Responsible for managing a departmental annual budget. Serves as The Texas Tribune's creative director for marketing campaigns related to events, membership, and business departments. Provides proper use of visual identity and brand support for the organization through its visual communications.

Creative Producer
SUPER! ALRIGHT! - Creative agency
March 2008 - October 2009 
Produced a variety of creative projects including websites, videos and experiential marketing for live events. Served as interactive producer for web projects that involved graphics design, programming and social media. Dealt directly with clients and provided creative proposals and budgets to address their needs. Organized and managed staff, interns and freelance for web and video. Maintained internal website and presentations for client reviews.

Creative Director
Youth InterACTIVE - Non profit health and education initiatives (now ACTIVE Life)
February 2006 – June 2007 
Creative direction for all marketing and and visual communication projects. Managed and provided support for production staff and freelance including video, graphic design, photography, web design and database projects. Worked closely with organization directors to find time and cost efficient media solutions. Pitched several statewide media campaigns and projects focused on improving youth education and fitness initiatives.

Skills
Proficiency
• Adobe Creative Suite for interactive and print
• Video production: camera, audio, lighting and post production

Familiarity
• 2D/3D Animation, After Effects
• HTML5, CSS and mobile optimization
• iOS development

Education
1999 - B.F.A. Studio Art - Transmedia, The University of Texas at Austin. Emphasis in digital media with a focus on video, photography and interactive installation.

Artist Statement
Jacob Villanueva is an Austin based digital media professional and artist. He received his B.F.A. from The University of Texas in Transmedia and currently serves as Art & Multimedia Director at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit media organization. His creative projects involve video, photography and interactive installations. Villanueva allows the audience to participate with the artwork and sometimes the audience becomes part of it.

Exhibitions
2014 - The Below Project, site specific installation, Austin, TX
2013 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2013 - Art Night Austin After Party, Austin TX
2012 - East Austin Studio Tour, Super! Alright! , Austin TX (Artist & Curator)
2012 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2012 - Good Company, Super!Alright!, Austin, TX 
2012 - Bagabonds Art Migration, Empire Automotive Austin, TX
2011 - Arts of Palm hosted by The Waller Creek Conservancy 
2011 - East Austin Studio Tour, Super!Alright!, Austin, TX (Artist & Curator)
2011 - May - Fusebox Festival Live video installation with Mediums
2010 - East Austin Studio Tour, Super!Alright!, Austin, TX. (Artist & Curator)
2010 - Disposable Edits, Super! Alright!, Austin, TX. (Artist & Curator)
2009 - East Austin Studio Show, Super!Alright!, Austin, TX. (Artist & Curator)
2009 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas
2007 - 500E Group Show, 500E, Marfa, TX. Curated by Hank Waddell.
2007 - Open Doors Collective’s Expansion, Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas, TX
2006 - 5x7, Dunn and Brown, Dallas, TX
2006 - 5x7, Finesilver, Houston, Texas
2006 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2006 - Fusebox, Mass Space at the Blue Theatre, Austin, TX
2006 - Open Doors Collective’s In Between, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
2006 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2005 - Open Doors Collective’s Downtown, AMLI Downtown, Austin, TX
2005 - Open 24 Hours, Marfa, TX. Curated by Janean Mann
2005 - 5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
2004 - East Austin Studio Tour, Iron Gate Studios, Austin, TX
2003 - AMODA Events Digital Showcase 20 - interactive video installation