Resource Speaker/Expert: Guillermo ‘Ige’ Ramos
Room C – May 31, 2018 | Thursday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Half day)
Join Ige Ramos on his journey from being a book designer, to food writer, to publisher on how he single-handedly produced his own Food-themed book: Republic of Taste, The Untold Stories of Cavite Cuisine. Being a graphic designer for more than 25 years, he has designed some of the most interesting coffee-table books that garnered awards from here and overseas. His knowledge of design began even before desk-top publishing was invented. But that doesn’t mean he’s technologically backward, in fact, he was one of the early adopters of digital technology when it was first introduced in the country. Join him how he shows you the proper way to design and publish your own books.
Meanders the lush and layered forest of the theater, museum and cultural work, graphic design, publishing, food, travel and creative writing. His pioneering efforts in the field of digital art earned him top honors in the International Designers’ Network (IdN Club, Philippines) since 1998 and the very first winner in the Digital Art Category when it was first instituted in the 53rd Art Association of the Philippines Annual. He has designed dozens of books including A Pilgrim’s Diary and The Governor-General’s Kitchen, which won him consecutive National Book Awards for Best Design in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, his design for The Governor-General’s Kitchen won Best Design in the Philippines and Finalist in the Best Culinary History in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award-Best in the World. He is the principal designer of Ige Ramos Design Studio (IRDS) and the Publisher of ZeusBooks, where he co-published Jessica Zafra’s Twisted 8. Ige is an instructor at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging.