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Esteban Pérez-Hemminger

Design Director

New York City

I'm a simplicity advocate and problem-solver with a defined point of view. I wake up with a thirst to transform communication problems into compelling experiences filled with empathy and delight.

  • Email Estebanestebanperez12@gmail.com
  • (917) 446-7218
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  • Design Lead

    IBM Design

    Austin, TX

    Jul 2015 - Present

    Drive and challenge a team of designers to craft seamless experiences that delight end-users and provide measurable outcomes. Infuse our collaborative design-driven methodologies into every corner of our teams and organization.

  • Design Director

    Suka Creative

    New York City

    Feb 2015 - Jul 2015

    Guide and nurture the creative team as we move from ideation to design, implementation to deployment of interactive and print communication projects.

  • Interactive Design Lead

    Suka Creative

    New York City

    Oct 2013 - Feb 2015

    Lead interactive projects through strategy, design and development phases for a diverse clientele. Focused in nurturing a collaborative environment that builds accountability and participation.

  • Creative Director


    NYC / Puerto Rico

    Mar 2007 - Present

    Work in collaboration with small and big companies to develop strong, clear and effective design deliverables tailored to their specific needs.

  • Senior Designer

    Suka Creative

    New York City

    Jan 2013 - Oct 2013

    Concept development, strategy, design and implementation of interactive, environmental and print projects for a variety of higher education, financial, corporate, healthcare and non-profit clients.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Pratt Institute

    New York City

    Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

    Prepare, develop and structure the classroom dynamics for the Visual Communication and Packaging Graphics courses along distinguished Professor Alisa Zamir.

  • Designer

    Graham Hanson Design

    New York City

    May 2011 - Jan 2012

    Working as part of a team, responsibilities ranged from the design, development and implementation of branding, print, digital and environmental graphics deliverables.

  • Professional musician


    Puerto Rico

    Jan 2008 - Jan 2014

    Professional bass player and recording musician for this alternative spanish rock artist.


  • Pratt Institute

    MS, Communications Design

    2010 - 2012

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Summa Cum Laude, Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, Pratt Circle honoree, Pratt Type Directors Club member

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    Workshop, Graphic Design & Typography

    2011 - 2011

  • Atlantic College

    BA, Digital Graphic Design

    2006 - 2008

    Summa Cum Laude

  • Universidad de Sagrado Corazon

    BA, Communications & Visual Arts

    2000 - 2004

    Summa Cum Laude


  • User Experience (UX)
  • User-centered Research
  • User Interface Design (UI)
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Information Architecture (IA)
  • Interactive Design
  • Systems-thinking
  • Visual Communications
  • Branding & Typography
  • Adobe CC, InVision, Axure, UX Pin