Head of Design (Current)
Solv is still in the early stages of testing and iterating its products and brands. We are changing the way people and providers interact with each other in healthcare. I am heading both product design for our web apps and clinic products, as well as brand and marketing design and strategy.
VP, Executive Creative Director
Whil is a digital health and wellness platform. With the mission of creating healthier, happier workplaces and healthier, happier people. Mindfulness training has been proven to decrease stress, boost your immune system, and help with focus, attention, and performance. As a VP, I was part of executive strategy for the Whil product experience, the brand, and all content production. I also managed and grew the design, creative, and content teams. Being a small startup, I also developed the look and feel of the brand and products early on at Whil, including Grow (Mindfulness for Teens) and Search Inside Yourself (mindfulness training developed at Google).
Betable is a platform for real-money gaming based in the U.K. giving independent game developers the opportunity to build great games without the overhead and complications that acquiring a gambling license entails. I started at Betable to create the brand and design the products that would have an effect on one of the largest industries in the world. Running design and working with product teams to create the Betable developer platform, design and develop player tools like a single login and wallet system, as well as creating the brand Prospect Hall which is a casino portal that let's players discover the wealth of games powered by the Betable platform.
Joining the Klout team in early 2011 as their first visual designer, I was tasked with taking both product and marketing to new heights through design-driven thinking. Having quickly increased brand awareness in the market through innovative and exciting implementations, resulting in Klout winning the AdTech award for best new technology in 2011, and articles in publications such as Wired Magazine, the effectiveness of design was clear. Klout's identity matured along with its products, and the demand for creative resources quickly grew as well. Our creative and design competency included teams of product designers, visual designers, and copywriters. As Creative Director, my role was to maintain the visual identity and brand presence of Klout with regards to agency and brand relationships, as well as for consumers, through web, mobile, and enterprise solutions. Having built one of the most surprising brand stories in Silicon Valley, Klout's success will continue on through an acquisition by Lithium Technologies.
Managing aspects of visual design and branding for new instant advice app Cinch.
Advising on branding and design for the early stage big-data startup.
Consulted with early stage pitch and presentation design for the financial services platform.
Consulted with early stage launch and design for the on-demand delivery service.
Freelance design/illustration/art direction/creative development
Ben Ramirez Design is a creative studio that implements a diverse and extensive design and illustration background into a multitude of cross-discipline projects. From building a global brand through creative strategy and art direction, to designing and producing large scale pitches. Some brands that Ben Ramirez Design has worked with: Audi, Sony, American Express, Best Buy, Red Bull, Microsoft, LG, PayPal, Brocade, Riverkeeper, and more... At agencies like Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Razorfish, JWT New York, GrandSF, Universal McCann, Division of Labor, and Publicis Groupe among others.
Working as a designer and art director on a multitude of accounts, I was involved in numerous high profile pitches valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. I was also part of an in-house creative development team tasked to work on some of the most successful brands in the world.
Windows Mobile/Windows Phone
Office for Mac 2008
MSFT: Streets and Trips
Gears of War
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Director of Art and Production
The Giant Peach
Founding Partner/Chief Creative Officer