Carlos Ramiro Dos Santos Segundo

  • International experienced Graphic Designer
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Auraline/IBY Beauty
  • Graphic Designer at C2 Agency

Education

Universidade Estácio de Sá, Minor, Design

Background

Summary

Highly disciplined and motivated marketing and graphic design professional. Extensive experience in web/digital design, packaging, print, marketing planning, and basic programming. Proficient in prioritizing and completing tasks in a timely manner with an ability to multitask. Experience with working and coordinating groups. Since beginning my career in 2007, I was exposed to the various sides of digital marketing, both within agencies and self-ventures. As a native Brazilian, I was able to not only obtain local experience but was also able to develop graphic material for U.S. based companies. While I have extensive experience in this area, I attribute my innate creativity to my mother. As one of the creative heads for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, I firmly believe that I inherited her keen sense of innovative design and creativity. In addition to my experience and skill set, working in agencies in Los Angeles has shown me the importance of teamwork. I appreciate the value in working toward a common goal especially when confronted with finding solutions with limited resources. Altogether, this has added to both my personal and professional growth. Have several years of experience with Adobe Suite, photography and video production. Also have certifications in the UX/UI Design areas, with coding background and my portfolio shows my ability with animation and design. Very fast paced and used to work under pressure and tight schedules.

Experience

  • Lead Graphic Designer

    Extima Web Development and Online Marketing

    March 2019 – Present(7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

  • Graphic Designer

    Auraline/IBY Beauty

    August 2018 – March 2019(7 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

    Make-up manufacturer located in Panorama City where I had the oportunity to work for the first time with beauty and lifestyle projects. My expertise helped to grow the digital department and improve the website UX and UI. Also responsible for photoshooting and promotional video editing.

  • Graphic Designer

    C2 Agency

    January 2007 – January 2017(10 years)Rio de Janeiro e Região, Brasil

    A graphic design enterprise which goal was to create marketing solutions for businesses. After three years, I took sole responsibility of the firm marketing and design. I became responsible for managing clients and approving jobs and briefings. I was also responsible for conceptualizing web design, digital marketing, graphic design, advertising and advising projects. My time there was 2007-2010 and 2012-2017

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  • Graphic Designer

    HS Agency

    January 2010 – January 2012(2 years)Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil

    Ad agency responsible for advertisements for clients like HOYA, Brookfield, CocaCola, Atlanta Hawks, CasaShopping (one of Rio’s largest malls). There I worked directly with the clients, creating ads, websites, digital banners, digital animations, and receiving their changes and final approval. This opportunity opened my graphic design vision and allowed for tremendous professional growth.

  • Marketing

    Produtora Eixo

    January 2003 – January 2006(3 years)Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil

    This company was created to attract national and international artists to Rio de Janeiro. The objective was to bring together various artists to share the stages in mixing music and culture. I was one of the creative heads responsible for the project’s concept as well as developing and managing the marketing strategy. I also created the visual idea used in the shows and was ultimately responsible for acquiring partners and sponsorships.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    Vox Agency

    January 2000 – January 2001(1 year)Rio de Janeiro Area, Brazil

    This was my first real contact with design, here I learned to respect the agency process, time management, and how to use the right tools to reach my creative objectives. While I only stayed for one year, it was extremely fruitful and would lead to greater endeavors. I assisted on updating websites and job editing with adobe suite.

Education

  • Universidade Estácio de Sá

    Minor, Design

    1998 – 2002

  • The Interaction Design Foundation

    Certificate, UX Design

    2017 – 2017

  • Universidade Estácio de Sá

    Bachelor’s degree, Marketing and Advertising

    1998 – 2002

Languages

  • Português

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Inglês

    Full professional proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Photo Shoot Production
  • Photography
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Estratégias de marketing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Marketing digital
  • Video Production
  • Web design
  • Adobe Muse
  • Publicidade
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • iOS

Certifications

  • Web Design for Usability

    The Interaction Design Foundation, License 27175

    December 2017

  • Become a UX Designer from Scratch

    Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), License 27175

    November 2017

  • Mobile User Experience (UX) Design

    Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), License 27175

    November 2017

  • Get Your Product Used: Adoption and Appropriation

    Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), License 27175

    February 2018

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Carlos Ramiro cares about:

  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Social Services