Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Welcome to the portfolio Website of Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Artist Statement, Design Philosophy, Purpose of Work:

Design solves problems. Design tells a story. I became a designer because I am a storyteller and a problem solver. Whether through digital or traditional channels, I am always striving to tell a story in the simplest and easiest way possible. The medium or media matters not, only the story that is being serviced. Maximum minimalism leads to an ideal user experience.

The Baron Age - No.1

The Baron Age - No.1
The Baron Age - No.1

The Baron Age - No.1

Art Direction and Design

2016

David Bowie

David Bowie
David Bowie

David Bowie

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital
Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital Website

UX Wireframes, Design & Art Direction

2016

Weathermen - Page 20

Weathermen - Page 20
Weathermen - Page 20

Weathermen - Page 20

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2016

Prince

Prince
Prince

Prince

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Hungover Book Interior

Hungover Book Interior
Hungover Book Interior

Hungover Book Interior

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park
Hawn State Park

Hawn State Park

Logo and Illustration

2016

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

UX Wireframes

2016

SHORTS+LOSSES

SHORTS+LOSSES vol. IV cover
SHORTS+LOSSES vol. IV cover

SHORTS+LOSSES Vol. IV Cover

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center
Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

UX Wireframes

2015

Weathermen - Page 9

Weathermen - Page 9
Weathermen - Page 9

Weathermen - Page 9

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2016

Scottrade Careers Website

Scottrade Careers Website
Scottrade Careers Website

Scottrade Careers Website

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital
Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital

Company Logo

2016

Web Design

Websites, Apps, Web Experiences, Digital Engagements, Interactive Experiences, etc.

"The web's strength lies precisely in its unique position as the world's first universal platform."
— Jeffery Zeldman

Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital
Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital Website

UX Wireframes, Design & Art Direction

2016

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Website

UX Wireframes, Design & Art Direction

2016

Scottrade Bank Welcome Center

Scottrade Bank Welcome Center
Scottrade Bank Welcome Center

Scottrade Bank Welcome Center

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center
Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Careers Website

Scottrade Careers Website
Scottrade Careers Website

Scottrade Careers Website

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Scottrade RSVP LP

Scottrade RSVP LP
Scottrade RSVP LP

Scottrade RSVP LP

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Section Fronts

Scottrade Section Fronts
Scottrade Section Fronts

Scottrade Section Fronts

UX Wireframes, Design & Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Mobile Website

Scottrade Mobile Website
Scottrade Mobile Website

Scottrade Mobile Website

UX Wireframes, Design & Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Welcome Center

Scottrade Welcome Center
Scottrade Welcome Center

Scottrade Welcome Center

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2015

Brain Cloud Comics

Brain Cloud Comics Website
Brain Cloud Comics Website

Brain Cloud Comics Website

UX Wireframes, Art Direction, Design & Development

2014

Scottrade Surfer TV LP

Scottrade Surfer TV LP
Scottrade Surfer TV LP

Scottrade Surfer TV LP

UX Wireframes, Art Direction, & Design

2014

Scottrade Portfolio Review LP

Scottrade Portfolio Review LP
Scottrade Portfolio Review LP

Scottrade Portfolio Review LP

UX Wireframes and Art Direction

2014

NBC Sports Draft & Play Football

NBC Sports Draft & Play Football
NBC Sports Draft & Play Football

NBC Sports Draft & Play Football

UX Wireframes, Art Direction, & Design

2010

User Experience (UX)

Wireframes, Prototypes, Design Patterns, Workflows, Experience Mapping, etc.

"[The design process] is about designing and prototyping and making. When you separate those, I think the final result suffers."
— Jonathan Ive

Pedroli Law Firm

Pedroli Law Firm
Pedroli Law Firm

Pedroli Law Firm

UX Wireframes

2017

Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital
Orca.Digital

Orca.Digital

UX Wireframes

2016

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Login

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Login
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Login

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Login

UX Wireframes

2016

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerece Menu

UX Wireframes

2016

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center
Scottrade Email Subscription Center

Scottrade Email Subscription Center

UX Wireframes

2015

Auctori CMS

Auctori CMS
Auctori CMS

Auctori CMS

UI Interface

2009

Illustration

Book Covers, Posters, Silkscreens, Children's Books, Magazine Profiles, etc.

"Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life."
—Norman Rockwell

SHORTS+LOSSES

SHORTS+LOSSES vol. IV cover
SHORTS+LOSSES vol. IV cover

SHORTS+LOSSES Vol. IV Cover

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

ROANOKE

ROANOKE
ROANOKE

ROANOKE

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Prince

Prince
Prince

Prince

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

The Ideal

The Ideal
The Ideal

The Ideal

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2015

David Bowie

David Bowie
David Bowie

David Bowie

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Pretentious Record Store Guy

Pretentious Record Store Guy
Pretentious Record Store Guy

Pretentious Record Store Guy

Silkscreen

2013

Eddie Argos

Eddie Argos
Eddie Argos

Eddie Argos

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2008

Bleed the Blood of the Dying

Bleed the Blood of the Dying
Bleed the Blood of the Dying

Bleed the Blood of the Dying

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2008

Rorschach

Rorschach
Rorschach

Rorschach

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2009

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2006

Phil Collins

Phil Collins
Phil Collins

Phil Collins

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Graphic Design

Ads, Posters, Infographics, Flyers, Books, Comics, etc.

"To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry."
—Paul Rand

The Baron Age - No.1

The Baron Age - No.1
The Baron Age - No.1

The Baron Age - No.1

Art Direction and Design

2016

Scottrade Trade & Invest Ad

Scottrade Trade & Invest Ad
Scottrade Trade & Invest Ad

Scottrade Trade & Invest Ad

Art Direction

2015

Scottrade Because Campaign Ad

Scottrade Because Campaign Ad
Scottrade Because Campaign Ad

Scottrade Because Campaign Ad

Art Design and Design

2015

Scottrade Because Campaign Poster

Scottrade Because Campaign Poster
Scottrade Because Campaign Poster

Scottrade Because Campaign Poster

Art Direction

2015

Scotttrade Records TV Print Ad

Scotttrade Records TV Print Ad
Pretentious Record Store Guy

Scotttrade Records TV Print Ad

Art Design and Design

2014

Scotttrade Surfer TV Print Ad

Scotttrade Surfer TV Print Ad
Scotttrade Surfer TV Print Ad

Scotttrade Surfer TV Print Ad

Art Design and Design

2014

Juice Box Cover

Juice Box Cover
Juice Box Cover

Juice Box Cover

Art Direction and Design

2014

Liquid Courage Cover

Liquid Courage
Liquid Courage

Liquid Courage

Art Direction and Design

2014

Scottrade Mobile Trader App Ad

Scottrade Mobile Trader App Ad
Scottrade Mobile Trader App Ad

Scottrade Mobile Trader App Ad

Art Direction and Design

2013

Scotttrade Mobile App Device Ad

Scotttrade Mobile App Device Ad
Scotttrade Mobile App Device Ad

Scotttrade Mobile App Device Ad

Art Design and Design

2013

Scotttrade Blues Ad

Scotttrade Blues Ad
Scotttrade Blues Ad

Scotttrade Blues Ad

Art Design and Design

2011

Bleed the Blood of the Dying T-Shirt

Bleed the Blood of the Dying T-Shirt
Bleed the Blood of the Dying T-Shirt

Bleed the Blood of the Dying T-Shirt

Art Direction and Design

2009

Unidev Brochure

Unidev Brochure
Prince

Unidev Brochure

Art Direction and Design

2007

Get Your Love

Get Your Love
Get Your Love

Get Your Love

Art Direction, Illustration & Design

2006

Spirits of St. Louis II

Spirits of St. Louis II
Spirits of St. Louis II

Spirits of St. Louis II

Art Direction and Design

2016

Branding & Identity Design

Corporate Branding, Campaigns, Identity Work, Package Design, Brochures, etc.

"As a brand marketer, I'm a big believer in 'branding the customer experience,' not just selling the service."
— John Sculley

Orca.Digtal

Orca.Digtal
Orca.Digtal

Orca.Digtal

Corporate Identity

2016

Scottrade Branch Collateral

Scottrade Branch Collateral
Scottrade Branch Collateral

Scottrade Branch Collateral

Corporate Identity

2015

Scottrade Trade & Invest Campaign

Scottrade Trade & Invest Campaign
Scottrade Trade & Invest Campaign

Scottrade Trade & Invest Campaign

Advertising Campaign

2015

Scottrade Email Redesign

Scottrade Email Redesign
Scottrade Email Redesign

Scottrade Email Redesign

Corporate Identity

2015

Scottrade New Client Microsite

Scottrade New Client Microsite
Scottrade New Client Microsite

Scottrade New Client Microsite

Client Onboarding

2015

Scottrade Because Campaign Digital

Scottrade Because Campaign Digital
Scottrade Because Campaign Digital

Scottrade Because Campaign Digital

Advertising Campaign

2014

Scottrade Because Campaign Print

Scottrade Because Campaign Print
Scottrade Because Campaign Print

Scottrade Because Campaign Print

Advertising Campaign

2014

Scottrade Mobile App Campaign

Scottrade Mobile App Campaign
Scottrade Mobile App Campaign

Scottrade Mobile App Campaign

New Product Launch

2013

Book Design

Book Layouts, Magazine Design, Comics, Print Design and Production, etc.

"I often get asked, 'Is the book dead?' It hasn't happened yet... But books started out as things. Words on paper began as words on paper. The paperback book is the best technology to deliver that information to you."
— Chip Kidd

ROANOKE

ROANOKE
ROANOKE

ROANOKE

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2016

ROANOKE INTERIOR

ROANOKE INTERIOR
ROANOKE INTERIOR

ROANOKE INTERIOR

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2016

Hungover

Hungover Book
The Ideal

Hungover Book

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Hungover Book Interior

Hungover Book Interior
Hungover Book Interior

Hungover Book Interior

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

The Ideal

The Ideal
The Ideal

The Ideal

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2016

The Ideal Interior

The Ideal Interior
The Ideal Interior

The Ideal Interior

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2016

Spirits of St. Louis II Cover

Spirits of St. Louis Cover
Spirits of St. Louis Cover

Spirits of St. Louis II Cover

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Spirits of St. Louis II WizardWorldSTL Cover

Spirits of St. Louis II WizardWorld STL Cover
Spirits of St. Louis II WizardWorld STL Cover

Spirits of St. Louis II WizardWorldSTL Cover

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Spirits of St. Louis II Interior

Spirits of St. Louis II Interior
Spirits of St. Louis II Interior

Spirits of St. Louis II Interior

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Spirits of St. Louis II Intro

Spirits of St. Louis II Intro
Spirits of St. Louis II Intro

Spirits of St. Louis II Intro

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2016

Juice Box

Juice Box
Juice Box

Juice Box

Art Direction, Logo, Title, & Design

2014

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP Cover

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP Cover
Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP Cover

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP Cover

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2013

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo Title Page

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo Title Page
Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo Title Page

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo Title Page

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2013

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP TOC

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP TOC
Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP TOC

Pretentious Record Store Guy Mondo LP TOC

Art Direction, Logo, Title, Design & Lettering

2013

Comics

Sequential Storytelling, Graphic Novels, Cartoons, Storyboards, etc.

"To my mind, the most successful and the best comic book illustrators are those who translate the real world into a consistent code. If you look at Jack Kirby or Steve Ditko, their drawings look nothing like the real world, but they are internally consistent. In terms of a comic book it can work just fine."
— Dave Gibbons

Weathermen - Page 9

Weathermen - Page 9
Weathermen - Page 9

Weathermen - Page 9

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2016

Weathermen - Page 20

Weathermen - Page 20
Weathermen - Page 20

Weathermen - Page 20

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2016

Wanton Destruction - Page 3

Wanton Destruction - Page 3
Wanton Destruction - Page 3

Wanton Destruction - Page 3

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Wanton Destruction - Page 4

Wanton Destruction - Page 4
Wanton Destruction - Page 4

Wanton Destruction - Page 4

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Wanton Destruction - Page 8

Wanton Destruction - Page 8
Wanton Destruction - Page 8

Wanton Destruction - Page 8

Pen and Ink with Digital Colors

2016

Love in a Bottle - Page 2

Love in a Bottle - Page 2
Love in a Bottle - Page 2

Love in a Bottle - Page 2

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2015

Love in a Bottle - Page 5

Love in a Bottle - Page 8
Love in a Bottle - Page 8

Love in a Bottle - Page 5

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Brandon Daniels

2015

The Ideal - Cover

The Ideal - Cover
The Ideal - Cover

The Ideal - Cover

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2015

The Ideal - Page 12

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands

The Ideal - Page 12

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2015

The Ideal - Page 13

Edward Scissorhands
Edward Scissorhands

The Ideal - Page 13

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2015

Run - Page 1

Run - Page 1
Run - Page 1

Run - Page 1

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2014

Run - Page 2

Run - Page 2
Run - Page 2

Run - Page 2

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2014

The Last Human in Space - Pages 2 & 3

The Last Human in Space - Pages 2 & 3
The Last Human in Space - Pages 2 & 3

The Last Human in Space - Pages 2 & 3

Pen and Ink illustration by Carlos Gabriel Ruiz
Digital Colors by Benjamin Sawyer

2012

About Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Who am I? What do I do?

Carlos is a Creative Director, writer, illustrator, designer, cartoonist and producer who has worked for Scottrade, Charter Advertising, Orca.Digital, The Net Impact and Fanball, among others. His client list includes projects for NBC Sports, Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Bausch & Lomb, and Nawgan Water. He is always up for new challenges and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with forward-thinking clients and individuals.

He is the creator of the comics Pretentious Record Store Guy and Parade of Freaks. He was a finalist on DC Comics’ Zuda website with the submission Development Hell in 2007. In 2008 he started a sketch group with his friends that later became the artist collective Ink and Drink Comics. They have published two genre anthologies and one minicomic per year since 2010. ROANOKE, The Ideal and the anthology series SHORTS + LOSSES are his latest works. Currently he is working on the autobiographical comic Comic-Con-A-Sewer, Weathermen, The Baron Age with collaborators Jim Mosley, Brandon Daniels and Bryan Ward.

Carlos graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. He tweets infrequently @los_gabriel and blogs on his Tumblr at carlosgabrielruiz.tumblr.com. He lives with his family in St. Louis, MO.

About Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Who am I? What do I do?

Carlos is a Creative Director, writer, illustrator, designer, cartoonist and producer who has worked for Scottrade, Charter Advertising, Orca.Digital, The Net Impact and Fanball, among others. His client list includes projects for NBC Sports, Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, Bausch & Lomb, and Nawgan Water. He is always up for new challenges and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with forward-thinking clients and individuals.

He is the creator of the comics Pretentious Record Store Guy and Parade of Freaks. He was a finalist on DC Comics’ Zuda website with the submission Development Hell in 2007. In 2008 he started a sketch group with his friends that later became the artist collective Ink and Drink Comics. They have published two genre anthologies and one minicomic per year since 2010. ROANOKE, The Ideal and the anthology series SHORTS + LOSSES are his latest works. Currently he is working on the autobiographical comic Comic-Con-A-Sewer, Weathermen, The Baron Age with collaborators Jim Mosley, Brandon Daniels and Bryan Ward.

Carlos graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. He tweets infrequently @los_gabriel and blogs on his Tumblr at carlosgabrielruiz.tumblr.com. He lives with his family in St. Louis, MO.

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