Rio and I worked together at Erwin Penland where he helped me guide the creative vision on two key brands Verizon and CIT Bank. Rio proved he’s not just a bright creative with desire to do great work, but also a solid leader, overseeing the work of two junior teams. Rio is not afraid to tackle the greatest challenges — he puts lot of love into each project and won’t give up until the job is done right. He brings the right energy to the team — stays on top of the latest trends and his dedication to always deliver something brilliant & innovative sets a great example for the entire team. Lastly, Rio is quite adaptable with many unique skills and hidden talents (like his modern, clean design sense) that make him an irreplaceable asset for any agency. I always enjoyed working with him.
I have worked with Riomar Welch in his capacity as Senior Art Director on the Verizon Wireless Shopper Marketing business at Hill Holliday/Erwin Penland for 2 years. I recently worked closely with Rio on a large photo shoot in LA. His role entailed creative direction including casting selection and working with wardrobe, the photographer and production team. Rio is a pleasure to work with, he has a very warm professional disposition that client, and his colleagues alike, relate to well.
Rio is a truly inspired designer. Whether he’s working on brand identity or a complete site redesign, he approaches every project with the goal of creating something awesome. On top of that, he is a great guy and a pleasure to work with. Truly a positive influence on everyone around him.
Rio, is a talented and innovative creative thinker who can take a creative brief for a client and develop a campaign that is cutting edge but on target. He continually looks to build his knowledge about different mediums to express his creativity. Rio was always a pleasure to work with. He is very respectful, good listener and always willing to help or chip in to ease others workload.
Rio brings so much to the table when it comes to Marketing. His understanding of the client's objective and the latest visual trends when developing "out-of-the-box" creative, have been long admired by the clients. At the same time, his understanding of the Hispanic Market, is an added bonus. Rio is truly one-of-a-kind.
As one of CO-OP’s Senior Designers for the past 4 years, Rio has been a key part of the creative team. His talent and personality has helped inspire the company in developing an impressive body of award winning quality work for CO-OP. Specifically, Rio's corporate Identity and design sensibility have combined to create consistently beautiful timeless work.
Even when confined by tight brand guidelines, Rio brings fresh ideas to the table. Yet, when seeking innovative, fresh ideas without constraints, Rio's ideas and work truly shines. His work is founded in the strategy, but he brings a valued different perspective to projects. Plus, Rio is a truly nice-to-work-with person, pleasant guy who exhibits no ego-driven behavior. I'd enjoy an opportunity to work with Rio again.
Rio and I have worked together since 2004. In that time I've seen him grow from a young designer into a conceptual and intelligent designer. Rio's the kind of creative that understands the project's objective and the results are always impressive. Rio designed some of CO-OP's best work and I'm proud to say that he was an integral part of our team for 5 years. He is a great person, honest and always smiling. He's someone you'd enjoy getting to know.