Carlos Ruiz

Visual Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
I have a strong passion for all things design and technology. My design career thus far has lead me down the path of working for clients such as Amazon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Microsoft, and Toyo Tires. I've been involved in projects that ranged from e-mail newsletter design, corporate web experiences, product icons, and even in-store video displays.

Previously I held volunteer position as Social Media Director for the Decibel Festival which had me overseeing their entire social media presence and maintaining their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram pages.

In my spare time I'm involved in the music community within Seattle as a DJ and promoter. I work hard to push the music I love and support those around me who are pushing Seattle's electronic music scene to new heights.

Work Experience

Carlos R Designs

Lead Designer

I'm currently freelancing on a small team working directly with a telecommunications client to update their web presence. This has been a top to bottom refresh of their overall brand and site. I developed a style guide to help their in-house design team and agency of record keep their overall presence clean and consistent. I also worked with their Small Business and Enterprise groups to develop promotional items for their individual services like sales sheets and a promotional eBook.
June 2015 - Present Washington, United States

Filter Digital

Senior Designer

Oversaw the concept and design of CEO's presentation for the Cisco partner conferences in 2014 and 2013. Had creative lead in re-designing icons for the Microsoft Dynamics family of applications. Oversee the art direction and quality assurance of the company’s PowerPoint Optimization Program, which updates and visually aligns client presentations for Microsoft Advertising Account Executives.
October 2013 - June 2015 Washington, United States

AT&T

Visual Designer

Visual Designer on an editorial team tasked with merchandising and promoting mobile apps via AT&T's various channels. This includes designing promotional banners for AT&T's mobile applications like Locker, StarStarMe, FamilyMap, as well as editorial category banners to highlight groups of apps (i.e. Editors' Picks, App Starter Kits, etc).

I lead the concept and design for a new mobile advertising channel within AT&T's Browser Bar in their mobile web experience. I was also tasked with creating infographics and presentations for use in internal communications.
March 2012 - September 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Decibel Festival

Social Media Director

I worked as the Social Media Director overseeing the online presence of Decibel Festival and directly managing their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram feeds. This includes communication with festival sponsors, artist agents, and media outlets. During the festival I was responsible for managing the team covering the festival and overall communication with festival goers, as well as ensuring that our presence was active and cohesive.
January 2010 - January 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Garrigan Lyman

Junior Designer

Worked on a tight knit team of copywriters, art directors, designers, and developers to create cutting edge corporate websites and various other marketing materials. Clients include T-Mobile, Toyo Tires, Microsoft, Thompsons Waterseal, and Minwax.
July 2006 - February 2012 Seattle, Washington, United States

Education

School Of Visual Concepts

Over the years I've made a great effort to build up my skills on all fronts. This has included intensive 5 to 10 week courses on subjects like Graphic Design, Typographic, overall Web Design (which included site cataloging, site maps, information architecture, visual design, and development), and HTML/CSS coding.
June 2008 - May 2013 Seattle, Washington, United States

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF) - ADDY Awards

Best of show - Interactive

2009

Interactive Media Award

Outstanding Achievement

2010

Interactive Media Award

Best In Class - Consumer Goods

2009

Skills

Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Grid Systems, Print Production, Typography, Working Knowledge Of HTML/CSS,