Inspiring New Possibilities

We appreciate the time and effort our professionals voluntarily give to our participating students in order to make the OnRamp program possible. We are always looking for more volunteers to join the effort and encourage anyone interested to contact us at .


Temo Xopin Temo graduated from Milwaukee Technical College in 1999 with an associates degree in commercial art. He worked as a designer and art director in several ad agencies and design studios in Milwaukee and New York before opening his own studio, “Spanglish” in 2005. Born and raised in Mexico City, Temo has been exposed to a variety of cultures, which has given him the opportunity to grow and learn more about the U.S. multicultural society, which has been a niche market for his studio.


Brandon Minga Brandon graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2004 with an illustration BFA. He is a designer for Kindred Clothiers where he's been employed since 2005. He is married to Angela Minga and has a daughter, Madisyn.


Damian Strigens Damian has over 15 years’ experience working in the graphic design field with a diverse background involving a variety of formats – from elaborate print pieces and complex web design projects to billboard campaigns, silk screened rock posters and t-shirts. He currently works as an associate creative director at Hanson Dodge Creative. When he’s not working in the design arena, he’s either fishing with his 13-year-old son or performing and recording music.


Xavier Ruffin Raised between Milwaukee and Madison, WI, Xavier Ruffin is now a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design majoring in communication design with a minor in business (as of May 2009).


Mary Gordon Mary has worked as a designer since 1983, creating textile designs, corporate image and collateral for various companies.  Additionally, she is an adjunct design instructor at Cardinal Stritch University.  Mary holds a BFA-Graphic Design/Photography from MIAD.


Cesar Hernandez Cesar is a MIAD Alumni with BFA in Communications/Graphic Design. Born in Mexico and raised in Milwaukee, he has over 14 years of graphic design job experience and is currently a freelancer.


Dennis Flood Dennis has been developing web sites for Wisconsin design firms for several years. He currently works at Hanson Dodge Creative. Outside of work, he enjoys travel and photography.


Toni Tooke


Zong Yang Zong is a student at the UW-Milwaukee pursuing a BA in Graphic Design. She is one of C2's talents and is an aspiring web developer. In her spare time, Zong enjoys photography, painting and volunteering.