Miguel Yatco is a graphic designer and photographer living in New York. Born and raised in Manila, Yatco moved to New York after high school to pursue Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts. Prior to his first year in SVA, he had been featured by numerous websites and establishments for an infographic piece he designed on the basics of manual photography. Mashable, Buzz Feed, Life Hacker, Gizmodo and NASA were just some of the few that featured the design.
From 2008 to 2011, travel and lifestyle were two of the main subjects in his photography until he made the leap into the fashion industry in 2012. Tumblr's Fashion Evangelist, Valentine Uhovski, selected Yatco as one of five influencers in New York City to cover Fashion Week. His coverage of the semi-annual event has continued ever since.
Aside from Fashion Week, he has photographed for some of the world's most prestigious fashion houses such as Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, and Jill Stuart. In September of 2013, he represented Oscar de la Renta in an exhibit hosted by Tumblr & Sony which opened New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios. The same piece was later published in a book for De la Renta's collaboration with Shinola in the following year.
In March of 2014, Yatco worked as a Visual Designer & Photographer at Eponym. He then graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts in May of 2015. He is currently a senior designer at Saturdays NYC.
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de Young Fine Arts