Miguel Cardona

Miguel Cardona

RIT Visiting Professor / New Media Designer/ MFA Candidate

Rochester, NY

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My name is Miguel Angel Cardona Jr. I am a New Media Designer / Developer / Illustrator and Maker of things.

I teach New Media and Graphic Design Classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I am also currently studying towards my MFA in Industrial Design.

In my short career of 8 years, I have taught university level classes, started businesses, managed teams, worked in advertising and made everything from application prototypes to children's games.
Work History
  • August 2010 - Present

    Visiting Professor of Design

    School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Visiting Professor, teaching New Media and Graphic Design Classes with a focus on Digital Media, Animation, and Web.

    Consultant, Designer, and Developer of the website for the Massimo and Lela Vignelli Center for Design Studies Web site and presence.

    Currently heading up a multidisciplinary Innovation Center Project entitled "The Big Idea", where students and faculty will be producing and designing large "air craft" to be displayed at RIT's yearly innovation festival.

  • May 2012 - September 2012



    Visual Designer and Consultant for imgix.
  • May 2005 - Present

    Freelance Designer / Flash Dev

    MC82 New Media

    Me, as a freelance design goto guy
  • July 2005 - Present

    Co-Founder / Interactive Devel

    Dumbwaiter Design (Dwaiter)

    Co-Founder along with Therese Hannigan, Ali M. Ali. This company was my everything for 5 solid years of my life.

    I was also a board member and Media Chair for the Rochester Advertising Federation for two years.
  • September 2005 - May 2010

    Adjunct Professor

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Taught animation, programming and design classes for the New Media Design and New Media Interactive Development programs at RIT.
  • January 2005 - July 2005

    New Media Designer / Developer

    Buck & Pulleyn

    Advertising giant in Rochester, NY area. Closed its doors in 2007, was absorbed by Martino & Flynn.
  • April 2004 - December 2004

    Young Man Magic


    Worked on various adver-games and interactive flash sites. Was also responsible for working on aspects of the company's branding and design.
  • MFA Industrial Design

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Nov -
  • BFA New Media Design & Imaging

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Sep - May