The team is proud to share that our Copywriter, Trina Kurilla, had her flash fiction piece published by formercactus. Trina often writes in her spare time outside of the office and we can’t wait to see what else she has in store. For now, you can enjoy her most recently published story here.
Daniela joined the team with a penchant for handmade crafts and a passion for film photography. As a graphic designer, she will be adding her own unique style and ideas to many of our projects. Without further ado, here are a series of questions to get know more about Daniela.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you’re from.
I was born and raised in Houston, TX. Lived there for 20 years before leaving the nest and landing in Santa Fe, NM. After graduating with a degree in graphic design, I moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2014.
Can you tell us about the first job you’ve ever had?
I worked as a reading tutor at a children's learning center for two years. The best part of the job, of course, was reading children's books.
What made you want to be a graphic designer?
Illustration and calligraphy opened my curiosity to digital graphics. Before graphic design I studied fine arts. I still enjoy drawing and block printing when working on personal projects.
What is your favorite meal at Pronto?
Hmmm. . . my favorite meal at Pronto. . . It is usually a surprise.
What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
I'm glad I got to see and hike in the blazing heat at Death Valley but I will never try to do that again.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
So far, the most interesting place has been the Redwood National Park. I have never seen so many beautiful, enormous trees in one single space.
What are your favorite TV shows/movies/books?
The type of movies I like to watch are international drama-action films or re-watch films like Old Yeller and Young Frankenstein. I just finished watching Marvels' Defenders on Netflix. My favorite book of all time has to be The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. I have the book in three different languages: English, Spanish and French.
Join us in congratulating Eric for being named the featured artist at First Friday. First Friday is a monthly celebration of local art and vendors all around the valley. This is a very popular event among the community and we are proud of Eric’s accomplishment. You can read more about the event here.
If you attended Life is Beautiful the past couple years then you may have seen Eric’s work displayed at the festival. This year he was commissioned to paint another larger than life mural for Ferguson’s “Market in the Alley”. The mural is titled “The Courage of Creation.”
Ferguson’s is a local organization that is revitalization old buildings and spaces in Downtown, mostly down on East Fremont. Their goal is to engage the local community of artists, makers, and the like, with the rest of the surrounding area by adding new life to these forgotten spaces.
Market In The Alley is a monthly market, held by Ferguson’s, that consists of all local creators and acts as a farmer’s market type model where the community can come and engage, support, and discover new local artisans.
Market In the Alley was included in this year’s Life Is Beautiful so they handpicked Eric to paint a mural that would be showcased during the festival, as well as live on for future events.
The Venetian was awarded two HOW In-house Design awards for their work on the 2018 NYE Invite and The Aquatic Club Branding. Congratulations to everyone involved in the process from Creative to the Project Leads and anyone else who played a role in this accomplishment.
Members of the Creative Group took a trip to Rhyolite Ghost Town located in Beatty, NV to photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. Here are some of the highlights from the trip.
The new campaign by The Venetian Las Vegas for Lagasse's Stadium took home a PRINT Regional Design Award. The series of ads centered around word play combining Emeril Lagasse's recipes with sports terminology.
Every year PRINT Magazine selects the best work from the country and publishes it in the bi-monthly publication. The PRINT Regional Design Awards is one the most well-respected competitions in the design industry. This year had a panel of renown judges that included Aaron Draplin, Jessica Hische, Pum Lefebure, Ellen Lupton, Eddie Opara, and Paula Scher.
VPCG's Eric Vozzola, Senior Graphic Designer, had the opportunity to bring into the office one of his outside passions–painting murals. As the Marketing Office at The Venetian and The Palazzo undergoes a slight remodel, one of the goals was to make it a brighter space, which included adding vibrant artwork. Over a span of three days, Eric (along with a little help from VP's CMO, Lisa Marchese) spent his time away from the computer, with paint brushes in hand, creating a 6-foot diameter mural that is representative of its title – "Panorama Futuro" (or "Future Landscape" in Italian). According to Eric, this title is a nod to his and The Venetian's roots – and as a double entendre – it speaks to literally a landscape from the future, and more figuratively, relating to marketers' goal of looking at the bigger picture of opportunities to come.
A collision of worlds for Eric, this mural ended up being a highlight of his year.
One of our most successful print pieces of 2016, the 2015/16 New Year's Eve Invite, had the honor of winning an in-house (in-HOWse) design award and being mentioned in the prestigious, HOW Magazine. HOW is one of the leading graphic design organizations nationwide, putting on large design conferences, being a source for graphic design professionals, and curating some of the best design work worldwide.
Our very own Bryant Nguyen, graphic designer, was the lead on this project, and ended up putting together one of our most portfolio-worthy pieces, in the NYE invite. This piece has gone on to win multiple awards in 2016, and we couldn't be prouder of the work Bryant has put together. He will say it was a team effort, as most of our projects are, but his singular vision on this complex and beautiful print piece took it to the next level.
View more images of the New Year's piece, here.