RECOMMENDED USE

Great to use for: Art Direction, Photography, Print, Web, Product Design, Advertising, Marketing, Branding, and General Ruckus =)


Monoprice

"I genuinely recommend Ludwig as a strong addition to any marketing, creative, web UX, or media team. He provides exceptional results, has a driven work ethic, is a skilled people manager, and is a pleasure to work with. Ludwig’s wealth of experience in several respected companies has shaped him into a confident leader who can to add value right out of the gate."

For the past 3 years, I have worked closely with Ludwig while at consumer electronics e-retailer Monoprice. He reported directly to me while I headed up the marketing organization as Vice President of Marketing. Ludwig’s initial title was Product Photographer, but I quickly came to realize that his capabilities ran beyond taking great pictures for our website and marketing materials. Ludwig regularly took the initiative to tackle tasks and projects that were outside the scope of his role, and he accomplished them very well. Despite his humble demeanor, it was clear that Ludwig had skills and experience with multi-media platforms and could generate deliverables that spanned web, print, video, physical display pieces, and even outdoor. Ludwig’s ability to get things done either independently or as a part of a team was indeed impressive.

As a result, I promoted Ludwig to the role of Media Production Supervisor and put him in charge of a three-person creative team. After moving into this new role, Ludwig continually raised both the level of the team’s output as well as the quality of the creative. He created a new process for generating e-mail campaigns that allowed us to cut the production time in half. He implemented an intuitive guideline for creating clean, modern display advertisements that could be changed out quickly. He coached our graphic designers and video production specialists to produce stylish and effective print and video marcom that helped elevate the Monoprice brand and boost awareness. Ludwig accomplished this all while still producing and cataloging hundreds of amazing product photos for use on our e-commerce site and other online channels.

In summary, I genuinely recommend Ludwig as a strong addition to any marketing, creative, web UX, or media team. He provides exceptional results, has a driven work ethic, is a skilled people manager, and is a pleasure to work with. Ludwig’s wealth of experience in several respected companies has shaped him into a confident leader who can to add value right out of the gate. It has been great working with Ludwig these last few years, and I would do so again without hesitation.

Sincerely,

J. Luke Grant

Vice President Marketing • Monoprice


I/OMagic Corp

"I would consider Ludwig an expert in all graphic software for print, web implementations, and trade show material. He is a good listener and has the ability to discuss ideas and creatively implement them. He can create an evolutionary ‘look’ from previous graphics, or conceptualize entirely new and fresh designs."

I have worked with Ludwig Ortiz for over five years with two separate consumer electronics companies and Ludwig has always been an asset.

Grounded in technological knowledge, he understands the operation of both PCs and MACs and because of his expertise he has skillfully described product specifications on packaging in succinct detail. Clear descriptions coupled with graphic concepts, design, and layout blend to provide compelling product presentations.

Ludwig is an extraordinary photographer and has strong verbal and written communication skills. He has provided packaging for boxes ranging from small to very large as well as 2-D and 3-D inserts for clamshells. I would consider Ludwig an expert in all graphic software for print, web implementations, and trade show material. He is a good listener and has the ability to discuss ideas and creatively implement them. He can create an evolutionary ‘look’ from previous graphics, or conceptualize entirely new and fresh designs.

Ludwig works well under pressure with tight deadlines and always adds a creative flair. Ludwig works well in a team environment and take creative direction well. He performs at a highly professional level and technology and the product gives him and eye for strategic presentation. I recommend Ludwig very highly and am sure that he will prove to be an important talent and benefit for your company.

Sincerely,

Don Wallis

Vice President Marketing • I/OMagic Corp.


Media Gear

"In a very demanding, challenging environment, Ludwig had the ability to see the big picture without being distracted from the constant demand for his attention."

In a very demanding, challenging environment, Ludwig had the ability to see the big picture without being distracted from the constant demand for his attention.

I appreciated his recommendations about design concepts and quite often he would disagree on design direction only because, in the end, he was right. His viewpoints often prevailed. Despite many years in creating collaterals myself, I certainly did not want a “yes person” when the direction was off the mark.

Ludwig has an eye for color, spatial placement, and design flow. This was evident in the packaging concepts he proposed and, with a few adjustments, all his work was accepted and put into print. Photography was also a skill he can certainly boast about along with his considerable ability to maneuver through complex software applications.

Sincerely,

Terry Smith

Director of Sales & Marketing • Media Gear


I/Ointerconnect

"An excellent command of design tools allows him to express unique creativity before the idea is lost. Given free rein Ludwig will generate ideas to excess, but happily he possesses the common sense and social skill to filter and re-focus."

Ludwig played an important and productive role on my product design teams. As a team player he is comfortable sharing his creativity with management and varying staff personalities. He drives team focus and effort to product success.

Ludwig was officially assigned to do artwork for graphical user interfaces, user documentation and packaging, however, Ludwig consistently provides more value than expected. In addition to being organized and task driven he puts time into thinking about the total solution, initiating discussions about use scenarios, potential conflicts and possible solutions.

An excellent command of design tools allows him to express unique creativity before the idea is lost. Given free rein Ludwig will generate ideas to excess, but happily he possesses the common sense and social skill to filter and re-focus.

His work experience in printing and pigments helps him pre-process technical decisions and keep revisions to a minimum.

I look forward to seeing more of Ludwig’s design and personality in the market place.

Sincerely,

Mike Goodman

VP Engineering • I/OInterconnect


Denso Sales California

"Though Ludwig was an asset to the Service Dept. Publications efforts, Ludwig was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. In addition to creating effective publications and or designs for Sales and Service Representatives, Ludwig assumed a leadership role in various department meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees."

This letter is my personal recommendation for Ludwig Ortiz. I have worked with Ludwig when he was employed at DENSO Sales California, Inc. in Long Beach, CA. I found Ludwig to be a pleasant and energetic person, tracking all assignments with dedication and optimism.

Besides being a joy to work with, Ludwig is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. Ludwig has successfully developed several publication designs including and not limited to; Installation Manuals, Service Bulletins and various Power Point Presentations for North and South America territories. During Ludwig’s employment here we saw an increase of productivity, meeting critical deadlines and satisfying customer and office relations. The increase in customer satisfaction was a direct result of the plans implemented by Ludwig.

Though Ludwig was an asset to the Service Dept. Publications efforts, Ludwig was also extraordinarily helpful in other areas of the company. In addition to creating effective publications and or designs for Sales and Service Representatives, Ludwig assumed a leadership role in various department meetings, inspiring and motivating other employees.

I highly recommend Ludwig for employment. Ludwig is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.

Sincerely,

Apollo Del Razo

Senior Engineer • Denso Sales California


Yamada Inc.

"Over the past several years, Yamada Electronics Inc. has been using Ludwig for business services such as consultation, design and maintenance for our website, catalogs and presentations."

Over the past several years, Yamada Electronics Inc. has been using Ludwig for business services such as consultation, design and maintenance for our website, catalogs and presentations.

Ludwig has been a great help for us. For example, recently our website needed to be changed to support the higher customer volume orders. Ludwig was able to help us resolve this important issue within 24 hours of making our initial call to him. He understood the importance of our situation and spent the morning gathering information from our staff and spent the rest of the night making the necessary adjustments to our website. The very next morning he showed up at our company and downloaded the updated website to our server. Our customer where very pleased that with our quick corrective action.

I highly recommend Ludwig for business services for his skills, knowledge, and reliability.

Regards,

George Yamada

Director of Operations • Yamada Inc.


Oceanside Talent

"In my years in the music industry I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of designers. Since working with Ludwig Ortiz, I try not to use anybody else."

In my years in the music industry I’ve had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of designers. Since working with Ludwig Ortiz, I try not to use anybody else.

The very least that I could say about him is that he is dependable, efficient, and he has always produced his projects within budget. But the best thing about him is that he has the best eye of anyone I’ve ever worked with. He is able to listen to what is oftentimes a very “muddled” vision and turn it into a work of art. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a stellar graphic designer.

Sincerely,

Steve Langbein

Owner • Oceanside Talent


Vision Built

"He listened to our suggestions and made us feel comfortable when asking questions"

I was really satisfied with the speed and detail that Ludwig put into our website.

I also like that he listened to our suggestions and made us feel comfortable when asking questions or talking about the details of our site. It has really helped our construction company as far as looking more professional and people feel safer using our services rather than someone who doesn’t have a site. The site makes our customers feel more secure about our company. I highly recommend Ludwig if you are thinking about building a website. We are very happy with the results of ours.

Sincerely,

Travis Flemming

Owner • Vision Built


B.F. Steel

"His creativity and artistic talent gave our company website a fresh and modern look while customizing the website for our specific industry."

I must say that I was extremely happy with the finished product. His creativity and artistic talent gave our company website a fresh and modern look while customizing the website for our specific industry. I have already had several prospective clients compliment our website and it has undoubtedly helped our firm in attaining new projects.

Sincerely,

Dustin Farrokhi

Vice President • B.F. Steel Inc.