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Patrick Vigil | UX/UI Designer | ANVE ’15

When did you graduate from CMI?

What was your area of emphasis at CMI?
Animation/VFX – ANVE

Where are you and what are you doing now?
Boulder Colorado. Working as a User Experience and User Interface designer for a software agency. Previously was working for Sphero on Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar entertainment products.

What do you like most about what you’re doing?
Allows me to use my knowledge of visual design to assist users by creating appealing software and websites.

What are some projects/jobs that you’ve worked on since graduating?
Star Wars BB-8 App Enabled Droid, Star Wars Force Band, Spider-Man App Enabled Super Hero, Pixar Lightning McQueen.

What classes and learning experiences at CMI were the most valuable in building towards your current job?
3D animation and design creation: understanding the different fields of how to think and plan to create amazing and exciting products and user experiences.

What are you doing when you aren’t working?
Drawing, still studying animation, typical other hobbies.

What’s some advice you would give a CMI student (or maybe potential CMI student) about their time at CMI?
Every class has an importance in the field or even similar. And take any internship opportunity or job opportunity in general. Not every opportunity shows itself as working at Pixar. Amazing chances may show themselves in many faces. Also, the all nighters in the lab really help train you for when you have to crunch in the job, it will happen so it’s not all just wasted nights.

Where can people see your work?
Sphero products mostly.

What’s next for you?
Always continuing to find more exciting opportunities and grow more and more.

Thank you for sharing with us, Patrick! Anything else you’d like to say?
I loved everything CMI was able to give me and teach me. Everything showed itself as a needed skill one way or another.