Urvil James Villaruel –Toronto-based photographer, videographer, writer, web designer and digital communications specialist.
A creative self-starter, I have been practicing visual and written communications for the past seven years. Initially handling promotions for my own garage bands, I eventually developed my own company, GottaLightMyFire, and began working for clients; assisting them in the promotion of their own brands via social media, photography, videography, brand strategy, website design, layout and copywrite. Clients include: In the Spirit Yoga Studio & Wine Lounge, Life Cosmic, Let’s Grow Studio, Bikram Yoga, Akhanda Yoga, Moksha Yoga, Yoga For Hope, Energy Martial Arts Academy, Metro Care Health Academy, and Bayfair Daycare.
I possess a keen eye for visuals and express this in all aspects of my work. I am also no stranger to new adventures and have had experience in planning, filming and editing a YouTube mini-series held across the Asia Pacific, encompassing: Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines. As such, I am considerably knowledgable at social media construction and design and utilize my web, photography and videography skills to help my clients get their intended messages across. In my off time, I manage a blog-site that I co-founded, www.TnBTheories.com, which has amassed a following of over 6,800 individuals, as well as a digital travel photo-book www.VentureForthxDiscover.com.
I am an eager and avid learner, always willing to try new things and continually push myself in order to advance my skill set. I possess a degree in marketing from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, a post-graduate diploma in corporate communications and public relations from Centennial College, a black belt in Nerkin Ouj from the Energy Martial Arts Academy and am currently undergoing my YTT-200 yoga teacher training certificate at In The Spirit Yoga Studio & Wine Lounge under LefteriAlexander (Alx).