Hey there! 

My name is Miguel Lugtu. 

I'm an art director and graphic designer based in Manila. 

I have been working in the industry since 2008 starting out as a designer for a men's lifestyle magazine based in Manila called Rogue. It was here that I was able to evolve as a designer and ended my tenure as the Creative Director in 2016.

In my time in the magazine I was able to hone my skills as an editorial designer, art director and photo retoucher. Aside from being in the magazine for 8 years, I took courses in Typography, Photo Retouching, Visual Branding, and Editorial Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2013.

Since starting as a freelance designer in 2016, I have done branding and custom publications for several local and international companies in fields such as retail, fashion, beauty, food, and corporate identities.

In November 2017, after completing a short course at Shillington in Australia, I was awarded a Distinction for Branding and Custom Typography by the Australian Graphic Design Association at the AGDA Student Awards 2017.  In April 2018, I was awarded as a Finalist for Custom Typography at the Adobo Design Awards Asia 2018.