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Sarah J. Villareal



My training is in architecture, informing the unique way I see the world, and fuels my passion in telling stories. Telling stories provides us a space to gain insight into conditions of possibility and wonder and we have the opportunity to understand and visualize the present.



Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles                   Master of Architecture                                     ​

University of California, Irvine

                 BA Studio Art         




  • Film Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, 
  • Film Compositing: Nuke, PfTrack
  • Coding: html, css
  • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat ​​
  • Google Mail, Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint 
  • 3d Modeling: Rhino, Maya, 3ds Max, Vray, Nuke, PfTrack, Grasshopper, AutoCAD, Revit, Catia ICEM Surf

Physical Model Building

  • Experience with Laser cutting machine, CNC mill, Woodshop, Robotics Lab, 3d powder/ABS model printing


Lightbox Entertainment


  • Associate Producer

  • Story research, creative development and project management on the "Diagnosis" documentary series with Netflix and The New York Times 

  • Lead and put together a research team

  • Prototyped mock-up concepts for the web project

  • Internal adviser on the strongest story leads 

  • Primary Lightbox/NYT liaison as questions come up regarding the web page

  • Materials Coordinator ensuring delivery deadlines for future story profiles are met




  • Writer, Director, Editor, VFX

  • Production of a short film and submission to film festivals

  • Architecture and Design Film Festival 2018 Los Angeles Screening 

    • Sites of Speculation: Urban Futures Prototyped Through Film

    • Curated by Liam Young, followed by a panel discussion

  • ­Imdb credits: Neville (2018)


Tesla Design Studio


  • Contract A Class Surfacer 1 Design & Styling

  • Recruited for the Digital Modeling Training Course for select group of recent graduates (from Architecture, Mechanical Design Engineering, Industrial Design)

  • One on one training with the Creative Director for an extended interview course where candidates are educated and tested on Tesla Digital Modeling/Design software/process

  • Intensive training in Catia ICEM Surf




  • Independent Contractor

  • Project manage and offer architectural and design services on the PUMA Neutra Los Angeles showroom and office 

  • Los Angeles liaison to New York and San Diego offices


Elysium Bandini Studios


  • Independent Contractor

  • Film Still photography and production services

Wamma Films, 14880 Hours Production, Los Angeles

(06/2010- 2016)

  • Freelance Still Photographer

  • ­Imdb credits: Crescendo I (2011), The Bench (2015)

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