There are a lot of moving parts behind thinkPARALLAX, and we want you to meet the people who make it happen every day. Check back to see who we’re profiling from the thinkPARALLAX team to give you insight into who we are and what drives us as individuals. And hey, maybe we can be friends, too!
Name: Allen Ramirez
Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
Fun fact: I have a rabbit named Bunny. He’s approximately 5 years old.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I really like that my job is not boring. Every day is a new challenge so it keeps things fresh and interesting. The thinkPARALLAX team is also great to work with. It is easy to work so hard when you know everyone around you is working just as hard.
What sparks your creativity?
People. I love people watching, going to lectures, talking with other creatives to hear their stories and being inspired with the cool things they are working on.
What are you up to out of the office?
These days I am pretty busy playing Dad taking care of our 1 year old daughter, Hera Skye. When I get that little sliver of time, I practice Yoga to balance myself out, do art, and explore different things in San Diego with the family.
What’s something we should know about you that we don’t already?
A personal goal of mine as a designer is to create my own brand that is interesting enough to inspire others. I have had so many ideas in my notebooks that usually just sit there. Now that we have passed the newborn phase and have a tiny bit more time, I have slowly been taking action to get the ball rolling. So, I introduce to you: GoodTimes. This will keep me inspired to create more personal projects and fuel the passion.
Why/how did you become a graphic designer?
As a kid, I was always –and still am today− influenced by the urban graffiti scene, which led to my fascination in typography and also the idea of putting a message out there in a creative way that would catch people’s eye. It wasn’t until high school that I was able to take a silkscreen class learning about graphics/creating products and that I could actually have a career doing just that.