miguel muelle drawbridge design for the screen
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My name is Miguel Muelle (the last name is pronounced "mwey-yeh", in case you were wondering). Born in Lima, Peru, I have also lived in Boston, Madrid, and currently in Atlanta. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Mass Art, I began my career in broadcast design in 1983 at WNEV-TV, then Boston's CBS affiliate channel SE7EN (sic). One year later I helped found Digital Images, an award-winning international broadcast design studio, later known as The DI Group, which was instrumental in branding and launching several cable television networks such as Showtime, The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel.
In 1994 I moved to Atlanta as Design Director for DESIGNefx, the design and animation division of Crawford Communications, Inc. (now Crawford Media Services), where I directed and designed national and international television and interactive projects.
In January 2001 I joined iXL (later Scient), where, as Creative Director, I led teams on varied projects including broadband applications, consumer health and beauty, corporate finance, managed travel, and B2B. This was a true "convergence" experience in which my background enabled me to think jointly about brand presentation, interface design, and the on-screen experience as a whole.
In December of 2002 I returned to freelance design and consulting from my studio, Drawbridge. Since then I have worked with TBS, CNN, CNN Español, CNN International, Turner Studios, Be Square Productions (Alton Brown - Good Eats, Feasting on Asphalt, Feasting on Waves), DIY, Crawford Communications, and Razorfish. I love what I do, have spoken internationally about designing for television, and have been honored with several BDA awards.
Lynne, my wife of 24 years, and I live in Roswell, Georgia. My interests include Art, Orthodox iconography, classical music, organic gardening, cooking, reading, and sometimes doing absolutely nothing.