Small Team, Big Impact
Since our inception, our number one goal has been to help small businesses enjoy an effective and beautiful presence both online and through traditional media.
Our journey started in 2001 when our founder Monique Virgilio launched her freelancer portfolio in New York City. Monique went on to build an extensive portfolio of graphic projects, websites, and web applications for several private companies and Fortune 500 clients.
In 2015, she decided it was time to transition from a freelance portfolio to a full-time marketing agency. Monique poured her digital technology, marketing, and agency experience into the business and founded MyDesignSpace Inc. in the Chicagoland area.
Today, MyDesignSpace continues to expand an existing portfolio that includes both local and national client work.
Meet Our Team
Our clients enjoy direct access to our President and Owner Monique Virgilio, who serves as the sole Web and Graphic Design Expert for MyDesignSpace., and Barbara Virgilio, who serves as our Visual Display and Decorating Consulting Expert. Our commitment to providing agency quality services at price points that work for small businesses and start-ups is realized thanks to our low-overhead and minimal staff.
President and Owner, Web and Graphic Design Expert
A native Chicagoan and adopted New Yorker, Monique has over 20 years of professional web design and development experience, creating bespoke graphic designs for a cornucopia of Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups. Monique loves to support startups and small-to-medium-sized businesses, using her unique design skills to enhance their branding and give them a professional graphic design makeover.
Currently living in Johnsburg, IL, Monique continues to support local small business enterprises and entrepreneurs, participating in several committees, such as the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Young Professionals of McHenry, and the McHenry County Business Association networking group. In addition to this, Monique is an active member of the McHenry Country Club, organizing entertainment and events in her local area.
Monique acts as a President, Founder, Owner, Board Member, Volunteer, or straight-up Graphic Design Specialist depending on what day it is – she is a woman who wears many hats. Despite the challenges that her multifaceted duties present, Monique continually rises to the challenge and continues to display a sharp eye for detail and professionalism throughout her work.
Visual Display and Decorating Consulting Expert
Barbara has over 50 years of experience in visual display and decorating, using her expertise and experience to produce fine work in the fashion industry, whilst also working in commercial interior design too.
Possessing an impressive and illustrious career history, Barbara has worked for a plethora of notable companies. She spent 5 years at York Furrier as a visual display and merchandising designer, before going on to work for Petrie Stores for over 30 years as a Merchandising Supervisor. In her role there, Barbara managed a team of over 15 visual designers in hundreds of stores, using her skills to enhance the window displays and overall presentation of products, increasing their appeal to potential consumers.
Despite her retirement, Barbara remains very active in the local community via her philanthropy and volunteering. Along with her daughter Monique, she is an active member of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, is a Johnsburg Township Community Events Coordinator, and is an active member of the McHenry Country Club, where she organizes events and entertainment.