Ramon and the rest of the Peralta Design team benefit from his 20+ years of experience developing corporate identity and creating B2B and B2C marketing material and UI/UX design. He listens to clients and leads the creative team in establishing a unique visual identity for each program, designed to not only complement the client's brand but also to impact its target demo. Ramon developed a passion for innovation after serving as Senior Art Director on the original start-up team behind Priceline.com (Captain Kirk, anyone?). Most importantly, he ensures that the desired ‘look & feel’ of every program is migrated consistently across the entire campaign, whether in a poster, a smart phone app, an interactive activity, or a website.
Affectionately known as "Employee #1", Jorge served as head of web design and development at SCS Inc, a multi-million dollar e-commerce company, and Amazon seller before joining Peralta Design. Jorge managed their fleet of websites and was responsible for package design, trade-show graphics, and advertisements. His design expertise in the fields of print, mobile, web, and interactive mediums allow him to develop solutions for a diverse field of Peralta Design clients including: Artyarns, Peaceful Playgrounds, XLerant, Pepsi and Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club. His skills include proficiency in the entire Adobe Create Suite, Powerpoint, SNAP Empower, and HTML, CSS, XML, ASP.net, and VB programming languages. There's practically no code Jorge can't crack. He even customized a flash-game for one of our clients that was entirely written in Mandarin! "Ni hao ma!"
Amanda is a 2012 graduate of the SASD at the University of Bridgeport with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is knowledgeable in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as After Effects and Flash. She brings strong design and illustration skills to the team and has already worked on high profile projects for us for SIkorsky Aircraft, Pepsi, Lo'real, Vendmore Systems, NFL and The First Cathedral.
George Ramirez brings mellow vibes and creativity as Multimedia Designer at Peralta Design, contributing his skills as both graphic designer as well as front end and WordPress developer. Shortly after graduating from Fairfield University with a Bachelor's Degree in English, George furthered his education by enrolling in Housatonic Community College taking courses in art, graphic design and typography, while becoming proficient in Adobe Creative Suite. He began his graphic design career at a media placement agency in Norwalk where he quickly rose the ranks to Assistant Production Supervisor. Anxious to explore new horizons, he then moved on to an ad agency in Westport. It was during this time that he began to study web design and front end development, and became aware of the overwhelming client demand for content management systems and database driven websites. This naturally led him to WordPress and he hasn't looked back since. George is not only cool, calm and collective but he is also an avid musician and enjoys playing guitar and bass in several bands and venues throughout Connecticut.
Kevin is a computer programmer and database developer who has led the Technical Support department for Success Systems Inc., a leading software company specializing in the convenience store industry for the last 3 years. Kevin has helped businesses manage their store locations using remote computing technology, maintained store value indexes, has overseen the importing of electronic invoices and troubleshot erroneous databases. His expertise in object oriented programming and data migration help to deliver robust and dynamic solutions for our clients at Peralta Design. His skill set includes proficiency in ASP.net, C#, MSSQL, MYSQL, Access and XML. So far, Kevin has helped us with various high profile projects including developing websites for Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaire Club, Peaceful Playgrounds, and Artyarns.
Sylvia brings over 20+ years of experience in startup operations, strategic and financial analysis with concentration on market demand, data analytics and systems automation. An active entrepreneur herself, Sylvia understands the challenges facing businesses both large and small, faced with integrating technology solutions and developing strategies to compete in an ever-changing marketplace. She joins the PD team as a Business Development Consultant known for exceptional client relationship skills, contract negotiations and sales, driven to deliver a premium customer experience to all PD clients both existing, current, and future.
Dan joins the PD team as our newest Web Application Developer. Highly skilled in Python with Django, Ruby with Rails and PHP server-side technologies, Dan is a senior-level Top Dog in the world of programming and web development who we're glad has made the transition from freelancer to full-timer.
Tamara holds an MBA and brings extensive marketing communications prowess to the PD team in the following areas: business strategy, copywriting and branding, advertising, public relations and special event planning. Tamara has owned and operated Simpson Creative Concepts, LLC, since January 2006, where she provided business consultant services for small to medium sized businesses throughout Connecticut. Tamara is able to combine her background in business and marketing, her knack for creative communications, her experience as a paralegal and her love of event planning. She has been a Notary Public in the State of Connecticut since 2005 and studied Spanish for 7 years.
Shomari has over 15 years of experience in providing technical solutions, management and team leadership, web and mobile application design and development, and creation of innovative user centered solutions. He attended Boston University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Knowledge Management. Prior to CrucianPoint, Shomari was a User Experience Consultant at IBM delivering solutions across a variety of industries to help both small and large organizations. He is a member of the St. Croix Foundation Board of Directors and a Trustee of the St. Croix Landmarks Society.
Julian graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BA in Film, Video & Interactive Media and joins the Peralta Design team as a Motion Graphics Designer. He's either behind camera, storyboarding or neck-deep in After Effects and Final Cut Pro. He shot and directed a 45-second commercial for Nissan and is currently working on a series of 90-second video projects for Peralta Design including Heinz Ketchup, Chobani Yogurt and Mueller Dairy. We are keeping him busy!
Born in December of 2006 at Iris Farms in Upstate New York, Handsome leads security function for Peralta Design, including responsibility for overall corporate security strategy, security architecture development, and the scope of his role covers all utilized security technologies and services, including protection services, perimeter defenses, physical and logistical access control, and profile management of all employees, contractors and visitors.As the company's senior security officer, Han also has enterprise-level responsibility for all data/information security policies, standards, evaluations, roles, and corporate awareness.
He enjoys eating, napping and farting.