Justin R. Villanueva
Filmmaker, Photographer, Creative Designer
Currently resides in Los Angeles, previously lived in Washington D.C. and worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker. Collection of work showcases a well-balanced mix of portraits, art and culture centric documentaries, and more.
Love investing in communities and telling stories that build radical empathy. Has collaborated with numerous brands and organizations, ranging from Comcast, Microsoft, Kennedy Center, LULAC, Nike, Deloitte, [solidcore] and VSCO.
Currently works with artists and musicians from D.C. and LA.
Creative Team Lead
The Villa Company
Feb 2021 -March 2022
Lead the full creative team by making all design decisions and setting the overall creative direction that best aligns with business objectives
Manage multiple clients’ deliverables by delegating appropriately while achieving own benchmarks to ensure deadlines are met with high production standards
Strategize results-based media initiatives for regional clients like Microsoft and [solidcore] by conducting market research, storyboarding projects, creating production spreadsheets, mapping out relevant aesthetics, and creating visual branding guidelines
Coordinate production teams of up to 15 people in accordance with client budget
Partnered with Comcast to produce a video campaign for Black History Month
Director of Photography
Crate for Everything
Feb 2019 - Feb 2021
Managed productions by coordinating schedules, budgets, transportation, and meals and increased production efficiency by implementing SOP and Data Management systems for principle photography and post production teams.
Implemented various systems to coordinate studio logistics, track scheduling, and manage inventory
Integrated Adobe Teams to our company's workflow to ensure fluid project management
Organized and hosted multiple community art galleries and community-building initiatives for creatives in the
DC, Maryland, and Virginia area
Aug 2015 - Jan 2021
Collaborated with brands in the beauty, fashion and culinary industries
Kept $10,000 productions running smoothly by coordinating schedules, budgets, transportation and meals
Created an array of documentary styled social media marketing videos from start to finish within 1 week