Rubén Mercado

Rubén Mercado

Director, Implementation

In coordinating the activities and output of the design studio, Rubén wears many hats – but has one goal in his head. To ensure the smoothest workflow from concept to completion and delivery, through liaison with strategy, creative and account management.

Formerly Lead Designer at SanovaWorks, a medical marketing agency, Rubén managed multiple strategic and identity projects. Prior to this, his ten years at Ruder Finn as graphic artist and project manager saw him supervise the design and production of brand materials with creative directors across a variety of media, as well as helping develop proposals and budgets, and integrate IT upgrades across the department.

Rubén’s collaborative and organizational skills were originally honed in the music industry, working as Director of Art & Production for RRM Records and as Production Director for the packaging arm of Instinct/Shadow Records.

He attended the USC School of Music in LA, but Rubén’s New York roots are deep: he is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and his freelance clients include Queens Botanical Gardens and East Harlem Tutorial Program.