Work Experience

Art Director
Bulldog Solutions, a Hero Digital Company June 2018 - Present
Launched several successful large-scale B2B marketing campaigns for high-profile clients including TD Ameritrade, Zebra Technologies, Heartland Payments, and Extreme Networks. Work comprised of art direction and design of digital assets (emails, landing pages, and banners) as well as branding, print production, and video executions. Regularly presented work to clients.

Senior Digital Designer
OLIVER Agency October 2016 - December 2017
Worked onsite at SunPower Corporation. Responsible for the visual design of the company's online properties. Worked collaboratively with stakeholders, project managers, and developers to design engaging landing pages, emails with high click-rates, and improve the existing company website.

Senior Design Manager
Frames Direct July 2016 - October 2016
Managed a small team tasked to overhaul the existing company website, improve user
experience, and increase customer engagement. Participated in the creation of marketing emails, social media assets, and art directed several photography shoots.

Senior Visual Designer
CreditCards.com March 2015 - July 2016
Worked collaboratively with all departments to lead the visual direction of the company’s
overall brand. Design responsibilities included website art direction, mobile design, and
branding, as well as the creation of emails, landing pages, and web banners.

Lead Online Designer
Supercircuits June 2011 - March 2015
Created the visual design of the company's creative collateral, including web design, email production, web banners, social media, and print design.

Web Designer
Offers.com August 2008 - June 2011
Led the overall branding and design of the company’s first online property, including its
implementation, subsequent user testing, and maintenance.

Interactive Designer
Kasasa November 2006 - July 2008
Designed dozens of websites, landing pages, and interactive widgets for the company’s
numerous clients. Duties also included print design and video editing.

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2006
Major: Graphic Design
Summa Cum Laude

Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
2002-2003
Major: New Media

Related Experience

  • Highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and InVision

  • Taking projects from UX wireframes to high-fidelity mockups for mobile and web

  • Able to clearly communicate with developers on a daily basis

  • Designing for the responsive web

  • Designing for print including pre-press production techniques

  • Designing for social media platforms

  • Digital photography, animation, and video editing

  • Strong presentation and written/verbal skills

  • Traditional and digital illustration

Software & Computer Skills

  • Sketch

  • InVision

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop

  • InDesign

  • Windows and Mac

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Understanding of: HTML and CSS best practices

  • Enjoys using: Slack, Jira, Basecamp

  • Nothing beats: a sketchpad and pencil

Interests

Digital photography, illustration, writing, gadgets, movies, travel, cooking, and my cat.

"Ismael is a talented designer who helped our team expand our digital presence across new sales tools and online marketing assets. Izzy has a natural eye, a willingness to proactively add value for the team, and a great understanding of how to manage stakeholder feedback on projects. He'll be a great addition to future teams."

- Mike Tonsing
Senior Director of Marketing at SunPower


"In a nutshell, Ismael rocks! Besides being an expert designer, Ismael's work ethics are exceptional. He is highly respected and well liked by his colleagues for what he brings to the table - and that includes his great sense of humor."

- Vandana Nayak
Product Management Leader at Dell.com


"Having worked with Ismael, I can say first hand that he is an accomplished designer who brings a seasoned perspective to every project. He has an exceptional sense of design and demonstrates a natural desire to produce to a level of excellence. His creativity and clear thinking allow him to consistently take our core values and incorporate them into visual designs that resonate with our audience. He is super easy to get along with and we always know things are under control when Ismael is leading a project. Ismael takes great pride in his work and would be a valuable asset to any organization."

- Rudy Hernandez
SEO Director at CreditCards.com


"Ismael is a talented designer with endless creativity and a keen eye for detail. He is very execution focused and always hits his deadlines; seriously! Ismael works very fast and still delivers more than you were expecting, often in the very first version. He works extremely well under pressure, and in a deadline-driven environment. He takes great pride in his work and ownership of the assignment he is working on. As we were part of a small team, I really appreciated that I could assign him a project and feel confident that it was in good hands and would be delivered on-time, if not sooner, with very few follow-on revisions necessary."

- Christian Watson
VP Product at Lazada Group


"Ismael was responsible for some of our biggest projects and site redesigns. He's passionate about his work, incredibly talented, plus he brings some much needed humor to the office environment! He was a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any company."

- Jessica Seymour
Sr. Partner Manager at Offers.com