Hello! this is Melvin Alvarez

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Melvin Alvarez
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Hello, this is Melvin

I love all forms of visual communication — particularly the ones that help people understand information that can be seen as complex and intimidating.

What design means to me

For me, design means understanding — it is the ability to translate something that's hard to understand into something that seems natural. What made me fall in love with design is its power to help interpret complex information through the use of typography, color, materiality, and composition.

As a designer, you are given the opportunity to influence how other people think and react — through understanding how they will perceive your message.

What I think of design as a profession

As designers, part of our job is to look beyond what we see to truly understand what is right in front of us. We filter out the noise and synthesize a solution formulated from a process that is heavily anchored to functionality while also tapping into beauty and its immense power to inspire.

My design process

My design process revolves around experimentation with both analog and digital tools. I heavily rely on the foundations of graphic and motion design to figure out ways to visually communicate an idea or to test out solutions to current needs. I relish in the process of failing, learning, and integrating new-found knowledge and skills to current and future needs.

My design background

I received a BA in Multimedia Arts at Asia Pacific College in Manila, a BFA in Graphic Design at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and an unfinished MFA in Web Design and New Media at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

I'm always down for collaborations and fun projects. Feel free to reach me at alvarezmelvin@me.com