the team

Dorene Warner creative director

Santiago began his early formal Beaux Artes education at The Art Students League of New York, under the watchful eye of the renowned painter, Thomas Fogarty.

He eventually chose to attend Syracuse University, earning his BFA in Illustration.

After a brief, but exciting tour as a U.S. Army Illustrator, he receieved an Honorable Discharge and returned to Syracuse University as an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Fine Arts program. There he completed his MFA in Design and Photography with honors.

Santiago began his professional design career at Esquire and GQ magazines in New York City. Eventually, the pace of television drew him to begin his vocation as a broadcast designer. First as Assistant Art Director at PBS/13 working with Bill Moyers, MacNeil-Lehrer and Dick Cavett. Then at NBC, ABC and numerous video production houses. Working with virtually every network, Santiago has designed award winning title animations, news and informational graphics and collateral print material
in a career spanning several decades.

In 1987 he was accepted for the position of Assistant Professor of Art, School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. He sucessfully taught and mentored students in Advertising, Design and Illustration, specializing in Creative Problem Solving and in developing a unique and personal vision. His students won awards from The Society of Illustrators Student Competition annually.

Santiago has designed award winning title animations, new and informational graphics and collateral print material in a career spanning decades. During the summer of 1996 Santiago was contracted by NBC to be a part of their Olympics design team. He was recruited by ABC to be the Art Director for Peter Jenning's World News Tonight. Over the years, working on 20/20, PrimeTime, Good Morning America, Nightline and WNT, he and his design team garnered Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards from Print, Communication Arts, The Broadcast Designers Association, Columbia-DuPont, Peabody and The Academy of Arts & Sciences, among others.