Diana Ramos

  • Senior Visual Designer – Freelance at Viasat Inc.
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Graphic Design

Previous positions

  • Senior Art Director at Merkle Inc.
  • Art Director at PACO Collective

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Graphic Design, Studio Arts

Background

Summary

I am Senior Art Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in web and print based design. I find value in working in teams and I enjoy brainstorming and assisting in elevating ideas and designs. I work on a range of clients, thus familiar with multitasking and being flexible, whether it’s starting from the initial project kick-off and bringing it into full fruition, or hopping in somewhere in the middle I am always a team player. I am able and willing to participate in campaign development, brainstorming, process and planning, also assisting in team management and delegation.

Experience

  • Senior Visual Designer – Freelance

    Viasat Inc.

    April 2019 – Present(6 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Senior Art Director

    Merkle Inc.

    September 2015 – September 2018(3 years)Chicago, Illinois

    Senior Art Director for 3 years at this Chicago based performance based marketing agency. In my time at Merkle I have worked on more than 30 different brands and clients. The companies range from financial corporations like Discover, Edward Jones and SoFi to more some insurance based companies like Metlife and Protective Life Insurance. In addition I worked on various commercial brands like Cricket Wireless and Southwest Airlines, among many more. As Senior Art director aside from designing for my own clients, I also assisted in reviewing and directing for other directors on my team and members of our studio and production team. Whenever possible I assisted as many creative brainstorms I could to kick-off projects or to have an opportunity to work with other teammates in various U.S. locations such as San Francisco, New York and King of Prussia to mention a few.

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  • Art Director

    PACO Collective

    February 2015 – August 2015(6 months)Greater Chicago Area

    I began as intern and eventually Junior Art Director and ending my time at PACO as an Art Director. During my time at PACO I worked on clients such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield, ComEd, Gift of Hope (non-for-profit), Cacique, and PR design work for the Chicago Fire (MLS), the White Sox and the Chicago Bears, among other clients. My time at PACO consisted of print work such as OOH, POP/POS, and mailers to TV and web spots and the occasional radio spot. I have participated from the initial kick-off and brainstorm through final production and editing. PACO began as a Latino based agency but branched off as cross-cultural agency over the years. This gave me opportunity to interact with new target audiences and clients.

  • Junior Art Director

    PACO Collective

    February 2013 – February 2015(2 years)Greater Chicago Area

  • Graphic Design Freelancer

    PACO Ideation

    April 2012 – November 2012(7 months)

    Assisting in the completion of ongoing and new design projects provided by various clients. Work ranging from photoshop advertisement editing and layouts to updating digital Flash banners and WordPress websites. At times given the opportunity to create own concept layouts for client pitches. Assisting in finalizing or brainstorming ideas with the full-time creative team.

  • Graphic Designer/Visiting Project Coordinator

    National Center for Physical Activity & Disability (NCPAD)

    February 2011 – February 2012(1 year)Greater Chicago Area

    Responsiblites range from website design layouts for multiple programs to print based projects. Also responsible for creating creative concepts and layouts for children and adults with disabilities interactive health websites. Other projects included animations created in Flash, created for advertising purposes. Additional tasks include all print based publications such as brochures, magazine, posters, and various advertisting tools and logo design.

  • Graphic Designer

    Latino Cultural Center University of lllinois at Chicago

    January 2008 – June 2010(2 years 5 months)Greater Chicago Area

    Responsible for all print based advertisement for an assortment of events such as lectures and concerts. Also designed all informational brochure and packages for the LCC and other multicultural centers on campus.

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Graphic Design, Studio Arts

    2006 – 2010

    Activities and Societies

    AIGA-UIC Student Branch, MeSA, Escucha Mi Grito Conference, LCC Thurs Series- Poetry Night.

  • Studio Arts Center International- Florence,Italy

    Studio Arts

    2009 – 2009

  • Studio Arts College International

    Fine and Studio Arts

    2009 – 2009

  • Harper College

    Associates, Fine Arts

    2003 – 2006

    Activities and Societies

    President and member of Latinos Unidos, Co-founder of after school tutoring program at Holmes Middle School, Volunteer for the New Americans Initivative

Languages

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Italian

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Layout
  • Sketching
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • conversational French
  • Publications
  • Banners
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Retouching
  • Posters
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • Graphics
  • Digital Photography
  • Logo Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Digital Illustration
  • Storyboarding
  • Microsoft Office
  • Drawing
  • After Effects
  • Digital Marketing
  • Mac
  • Corporate Identity
  • Spanish
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Packaging
  • Art
  • Flash Animation
  • Photoshop
  • Painting
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Screen Printing
  • Vector Illustration
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Fine Art
  • Email Marketing

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Diana cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation