black and white photo of Teresa Villegas

I live in the big, hot city of Phoenix, Arizona where it's six months hell and six months of heaven –for humans anyhow, and year-round beauty in the Sonoran Desert. For work and fun, I'm a visual storyteller. I can't seem to get away from the interplay of words, images, and design. 

I've always been an artist. I spent the first part of my career as a graphic designer and illustrator for the publishing industry. I designed and illustrated many books for Random House, Scholastic, also did editorial art and design work for a variety of magazines and was on staff at The Arizona Daily Star newspaper for five years.

Then, while simultaneously growing three kids (still growing), I spent 10 years pursuing my fine art professionally. I received an NEA grant, traveled and exhibited my paintings and relief prints throughout the United States and Mexico. I designed two public art projects (terrazzo floor designs) for the Sky Harbor International Airport. After working with teams of creatives I realized how much I loved collaborating and wanted to do more. I transfered my art studio to my laptop. I upskilled, became a certified UI/UX designer and collaborator to tell stories online with screens and reaching a bigger audience. If you want my full resume, feel free to check out my Linkedin profile and my artist website 

Now as a Brand Strategist and Web Designer, I help purpose-driven businesses tell their stories. Collaborating and creative problem solving is where I thrive. 

Serving my purpose-driven design business means doing good work for good people who want to change the world for the better. I love helping mindful commerce businesses do what they do best while I help them get noticed and make websites that sell like crazy. 

It also means caring about and connecting with my clients, partnering, supporting and being part of creating solutions together to make an impact. It really is an honor to be working with intentionally mindful business owners working to build an economy that believes in using business as a force for good

I'm also a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend, a traveler, an art and design snob, a spicy food lover, nature lover, tree-hugger, morning person, lover of yoga, dogs, laughter, good humor, foreign films, and Latin literature. 

I define success by the success of my clients. No matter how much I'm getting paid, how many clients I sign, how many likes I get on my content, I'm not successful until I see my clients thrive.  Join me on a project and we'll get to know each other better. Be prepared for laser focused illuminations, creative depth, and amazing results.