Christian Ramirez

Hello, I’m Christian Ramirez, a digital specialist for a news media company in Arizona. I’m also a husband, sci-fi fan, amateur astronomer, artist, graphic designer, and web developer.


Christian Ramirez is the Digital Media Manager at Wick Communications. He joined the company in April 2008 and is based at Territorial Newspapers offices in Tucson, Arizona.


Prior to Wick Communications Ramirez had worked for the Nogales International as their webmaster part-time while at university, and had worked for Wick Communications on a freelance basis.


Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Southwest University of Visual Arts.


April 2013 – Present

Digital Media Manager

Wick Communications

Manage all web operations (including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and marketing aspects) for 28 community newspapers/alternative newsweeklies

  • Plan information architectures, develop wireframes, create taxonomies, and implement personalized templates for the BLOX, WordPress and Drupal content management systems

  • Manage a team of web developers who oversee web operations throughout the company

  • Service newspaper websites, recommend solutions on system deficiencies, and execute solutions on a day-to-day basis regarding digital, revenue, and social-networking issues

  • Help in the creation and management of internet advertising campaigns; consult with key sales staff and their clients on best practices

  • Provide web training and documentation to editorial and advertising teams company wide

  • Plan, design, develop, test, and oversee the creation of mobile and responsive design websites

  • Implement and maintain online newspaper paywalls and Google Consumer Surveys

  • Track website traffic to monitor user behavior and trends for all company websites

April 2008 – April 2013

Web Developer

Wick Communications

Helped manage all web operations (including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and marketing aspects) for 28 community newspapers and alternative newsweeklies

  • Planned information architectures, developed wireframes, and implemented personalized templates for the Newsys and BLOX content management system

  • Serviced newspaper websites, recommended solutions on system deficiencies, and executed solutions on a day-to-day basis regarding technical, revenue, and social-networking issues

  • Helped in the creation of Internet advertising campaigns; consulted with clients on best practices

  • Planned, developed, tested, and oversaw the creation of mobile websites

  • Provided technical support to all company websites

Summer 2001 – April 2008

Web Developer

Nogales International

Managed all web operations, including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and
 marketing aspects for the Nogales International website

  • Planned, designed, developed and implemented the Nogales International website

  • Went in the field with ad reps and focused on selling website inventory and other web services

  • Maintained the Nogales International website and dealt with other technical issues related to e-mail, video editing, script implementation, and content

  • Standardized display advertising sizes for the Nogales International website and helped develop new ad hoc opportunities for advertisers


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript / Jquery
  • PHP / UTL
  • WordPress / Theming
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Prototyping


Summer 2004 – May 2008

BA in Graphic Design

Southwest University of Visual Arts, formerly The Art Center Design College of Tucson


Winter 2014 – Present

Google Adwords Certification

Fall 2010

TownNews BLOX UTL/PHP Template Certification


Fall 2010 – Fall 2013

Inland Press Fellowship Program

I was a member of the Inland Press Fellowship program, an initiative to support and expand diversity in newspaper leadership.

Fall 2008

Arizona Newspaper Association

The Nogales International web site, a site that I designed and managed for over 7 years, was honored with 1st place for “Best Newspaper Online Site/Web Page” in the 2008 Better Newspaper Contest for non-daily newspapers with a circulation under 3,500 by the Arizona Newspaper Association.

Summer 2007

American Advertising Federation

Developed a successful strategic marketing campaign in which we were national finalists with fellow classmates representing the Southwest University of Visual Arts in the 2007 AAF (American Advertising Federation) competitions for Coca-Cola.

Professional Memberships

Arizona Newspaper Association

Inland Press Association

Newspaper Association of America

Local Media Association


Learn more about my professional background on LinkedIn.

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