DLSMIZEL

DLSMIZEL

Delos  Santos

Mizel

Mizel delos Santos, also known as DLSMIZEL, is a highly skilled multimedia artist from Metro Manila, Philippines. With over a decade of experience spanning various industries, DLSMIZEL brings a unique blend of creativity and technical expertise to every project. Passionate about design that is both visually captivating and purpose-driven, DLSMIZEL approaches each project with a strong focus on problem-solving and collaboration.

Skilled in delivering high-quality work independently, fostering team collaboration, and ensuring client satisfaction, DLSMIZEL excels in creating impactful designs that meet the diverse needs of clients. With extensive experience in business development within the IT industry, DLSMIZEL has a proven track record in team management and project leadership.

About

My Story

Hello! My name is Mizel delos Santos, also known as DLSMIZEL, and I am a multimedia artist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. My journey into the world of art began at a young age, thanks to my father, Rolly Delos Santos, who introduced me to painting landscapes with simple brushes and watercolors. He taught me the fundamentals of mixing colors, forming shapes, and maintaining a clean workspace. I spent countless hours drawing anime characters on my notebooks and textbooks, and by grade 5, my father had become my art teacher, solidifying my passion for art.

As I grew older, I pursued my passion by majoring in Multimedia Arts at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. This education equipped me with a wide array of skills, including technical drawing, animation, photography, video, web design, and more. Although my initial focus was on painting, I found myself increasingly drawn to design.

Currently, I channel my creative energy and problem-solving skills into my dual roles as Design Lead and Business Development Manager at Lanex Corporation. This position offers the flexibility of working from anywhere and the opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team, making it the best full-time job I have had so far.

In addition to my professional roles, I am actively pursuing a Master in Innovation and Business at the Asian Institute of Management. This advanced education is enhancing my ability to drive innovative solutions and strategic growth in my career.

Beyond my full-time role, I am actively involved in professional communities such as JCI Manila and The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. These affiliations provide valuable networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with inspiring individuals. Additionally, I have taught online at the Kirirom Institute of Technology (KIT), a leading science and technology university in Southeast Asia committed to green development and multiculturalism. I look forward to the possibility of returning to KIT to continue sharing my knowledge with students and learning more about Cambodia’s rich culture.

I am passionate about exploring new ideas and gaining different perspectives from other designers. The excitement of bringing innovative concepts to life is something I thrive on, often responding with a resounding “Let’s do it!” when presented with new ideas. My journey is driven by a love for art, a dedication to problem-solving, and a commitment to effective collaboration.

Services

Here are some of the most requested services by my clients

Logo And Branding

Describe your brand using impactful visuals that are easy to understand and remember.

Graphic Design

Express what you want to say to make things simple with the help of graphics.

Video Editing

Make your story move with the help of music and video to entertain audiences.

Digital Printing

Break the rules, be creative, and let art explain everything.

Focus

My Expertise

  • Project Leadership 80% 80%
  • Technical Proficiency 90% 90%
  • Business Development 95% 95%

Experience

LinkedIn Profile

  • Spearheaded the design process, ensuring high-quality and timely deliverables
  • Developed and maintained a comprehensive work breakdown structure aligned with resource capabilities
  • Conducted weekly meetings with management to review team progress, address challenges, and strategize upcoming activities
  • Collaborated with Project Managers and stakeholders to allocate resources effectively, ensuring project success
  • Provided constructive feedback and mentorship to team members, fostering their professional growth and development
  • Cultivated a creative and collaborative work environment that encouraged innovation and enhanced productivity
  • Engaged with the team to maintain high levels of motivation and productivity
  • Led the redesign and improvement of our company logo and branding, enhancing our visual identity
  • Coordinated with the team to update the websites for Lanex Corporation and Lanex Australia, improving user experience and functionality
  • Oversaw the team’s work on the major update of our internal Profiling System, ensuring seamless integration and enhanced performance
  • Coordination with client and internal teams
  • Provide project estimation and proposal
  • Manage contracts
  • Process procurement requirements (manual and client’s portal)
  • Participate in bid conferences (online and onsite)
  • Maximize network to create business opportunities across channels
  • Project Management for internal initiatives
  • Marketing strategy and execution
  • Provide weekly, monthly, and annual reports
  • Lead the overall design and development of internal projects
  • Design a responsive web system that connects all applications needed by the client
  • Find the best solution to get a better experience for the website’s admin and its customers.

Multimedia Artist for Branding and Communication:

  • corporate videos of SM Supermalls’ President
  • helped SM Supermalls’ LinkedIn followers reach 100k (from 20k)
  • SM Young Innovators Summit (logo and branding, video loop, promotional materials)
  • HRtv (logo and branding, video loop, director of photography)
  • ID design with company’s Vision & Mission and core values
  • created design templates for HR to use for different comms, events, etc.
  • the team won international awards (2020 APAC Stevie Awards, 2021 Stevie Awards, 55th Anvil Awards)

Design Lead
Baker McKenzie

Jun 2018 – May 2019
  • developed websites using the company’s internal SharePoint (HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery)
  • video animation and production
  • graphic designs
  • talked directly to key clients (APAC, EMEA, and Americas)

Senior Designer
Baker McKenzie

Jun 2017 – Jun 2018
  • based in Manila and a member of the Global Marketing team made up of members in Manila and Chicago units
  • responsible for implementing VIP guidelines and executing the design requirements for global, regional, and local marketing staff
  • execute templated and non-templated design projects
  • provide design/ VIP support to Firm brand initiatives
  • liaise with project stakeholders to discuss requirements and timeframes
  • work with Lead Designer
  • work with team and SME to develop new templates
  • initiate improvements to the Brand Center to keep the tool relevant and effective in addressing identity support concerns
  • identify and implement design and process enhancements to improve the quality, consistency, and cost-effectiveness of design services and VIP

Brand Visual Merchandising Assistant for Maybelline
L’Oreal Philippines Inc

Apr 2015 – Sep 2015
  • in-house graphic artist
  • managed staging and production
  • coordinated with Brand Marketing, production, and suppliers
  • designed and developed the ff:
    – monthly planograms for different permutations
    – 3d design for new and existing kiosks and stores
    – 3d models for tactical bins, floor stands, etc.
    – 2×2 to 10×15 meter animations
    – Materials which include POS & other below-the-line advertising media

Multimedia Consultant
Smart Communications Inc.

Feb 2014 – Aug 2014
  • Combines creative and technical experience to produce interactive multimedia solutions
  • Managed and trained junior designers
  • Improved process to deliver quality output on quick turnaround time

Multimedia Artist
Smart Communications Inc.

Jul 2010 – Jan 2014
  • in-house Multimedia Artist for HR Department
  • developed for the proponents/ project managers and internal customers the appropriate design and layout for the agreed services according to the agreed costs and timelines
  • developed branding, storyboards, templates, and establish and maintain style guidelines and visual format standards for web layouts and graphics
  • designed, produce, and maintain artwork for internal campaigns and publications in accordance with the corporate branding guidelines.
  • advised and delivered to the project managers and internal customers the appropriate media packaging for the agreed communications, education, and research services according to the agreed costs and timelines
  • coordinated photography arrangements as required for internal events, functions, and activities.
  • assisted project manager or program coordinators with the staging of conferences or special events.
  • conceptualized, designed, and developed simple websites, web pages, and application interfaces using modern techniques that will have a direct and positive impact on the internal campaigns
  • Created short films (animation) for internal events

Education

Asian Institute of Management

MASTER IN INNOVATION AND BUSINESS
April 2024 – Present

De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde

AB MULTIMEDIA ARTS
2006 – 2010

Other Projects

  • Facilitated a workshop about the basic photo and video editing for students on the 4th week of February 2023
  • Taught fundamentals of design and an introduction to UI/UX design to batch10
  • Organized tournaments for casual & professional StarCraft2 gamers
  • Caster and co-caster of livestream tournaments
  • Developed and managed social media contents (static, video, and web)
  • Designed PSISTORM Gaming’s 2021 team jersey

Freelance Multimedia Artist
SM Malls Online

2022
  • Create print and web ads, Animate videos
  • Get monthly requirements from the client
  • Manage a team of 6 designers

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Channel Peridot

2022
  • Logo design for a podcast channel
  • Provided design studies that match the client’s needs
  • Created stream background and other collateral

Freelance Graphic Artist
LogHouse Cafe

2021
  • Develop a new logo for their new business
  • Provide design studies
  • Give mockups on how to use the logo

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Jolibee Worldwide Services

2021
  • Developed their Year end video
  • Collected all resources from the client
  • Quick storyboard
  • Some animation to support each scene

Freelance Multimedia Artist

2021
  • Designed a personalized wall paper
  • For desktop and mobile

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Liza Sichon

2017 – 2020
  • Developed a simple marketing website with CMS for an executive coach
  • Developed a corporate video
  • Covered her event in the Philippines
  • Logo redesign

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Pier717

2017 – 2020
  • Developed a lot of print materials such as brochures, tarpaulins, truck stickers, and more
  • Product photoshoot

Project Manager & Editor
Philippine School of Interior Design

2018
  • Managed a team of 4 videographers
  • 2-day video and photo shoot at PSID campus
  • Edited a 5-minute video (offline)
  • Added animation and graphics to the video (online)
  • Hired a voice talent and recorded in studio for the video
  • Client coordination

Project Manager & Designer
Manila Symphony Orchestra

2017 – 2018
  • Managed two multimedia designers
  • Designed major concerts for the orchestra
  • Created prints and digital collaterals

Freelance Graphic Artist
BTLA

2017
  • Designed artwork for their new make-up product

Multimedia Consultant
Dentsu

2017
  • Joined ad agency to complete requirements for Philippine National Bank
  • Helped with 360 marketing campaign
  • Designed mockups and storyboard

Multimedia Consultant
J. Romero & Associates, Inc.

2017
  • Joined ad agency to complete requirements for Highlands Corned Beef
  • Helped with 360 marketing campaign
  • Designed mockups

Freelance Graphic Artist
K-Otic Sounds

2017
  • Logo and branding for a DJ based in Australia
  • Managed Facebook page

Freelance Graphic Artist
Olivia’s Concept Cafe

2017
  • Logo and brand design for a company that assists clients for their flight and travel details

Project Manager & UI/UX Designer
Number Bender

2017 – 2018
  • Coordinated directly with client from the US
  • Managed a Full Stack developer
  • Designed UI/UX of client’s requirements: to create a website for his online videos on his Youtube channel, sorted topics, and easy to search for a topic
  • Designed a customized CMS

Game Master and Developer
Forsaken Ragnarok Online

2014 – 2018
  • FRO is a Ragnarok Online private server based in the US
  • Designed new items, weapons, monsters, quests, raids, game systems, and events
  • Worked closely with the owner of the server to develop and test the new patches
  • Documentation of change logs and events
  • Problem-Solving to the limitations of the technology
  • Hosts events in-game
  • Ban players who use bot hunting, cheaters, spammers, and abusive players in-game
  • Processing of ticket requests for hack, ban, and jail cases (all in-game)
  • Managed bank for Filipino players
  • Managed social media

Freelance Multimedia Artist
Olivia’s Concept Cafe

2016
  • Logo and branding for a cafe in SM condominium
  • Did a site visit to check the floor area and negotiations
  • Developed video loop for their food and beverage menus

Freelance Multimedia Artist
musICANywhere

2015 – 2016
  • A lifestyle Bluetooth earphones and headsets
  • Designed and developed logo and branding guidelines
  • Created corporate prints such as business cards, letterhead, etc.
  • Designed and developed the official website
  • Designed box designs for different products
  • Art-directed photoshoot with models
  • Fine edits on selected photos of the models

Web Designer and Developer
SCL Garden Paradise

2015
  • Traced client’s hand-drawn logo to digital
  • Static website with contact, gallery, and slider
  • Responsive UI

Freelance Graphic Artist

2014
  • Designed wedding invite for print

Project Manager, UI/UX Designer and Frontend Developer
LEAG

2013 – 2014
  • LEAG is a web service for basketball enthusiasts where players can view their overall standings, and commissioners can post leagues
  • Logo design
  • Client coordination
  • Designed and developed UI/UX of marketing and admin sites
  • Customized CMS for super admin, and event admin
  • Player profile, team profile, league profile
  • Events calendar, final scores, team standings, players’ standings

Freelance Graphic Artist

2013
  • Photo restoration of an old photo (black and white) with scratches and stains
  • Added colors based on client’s feedback

Multimedia Consultant
Asian Land Strategies Corporation

2012 – 2013
  • Designed the real estate company’s branding and logo redesign
  • Designed and developed (front-end) their old website
  • Worked closely with back-end developer to create customized CMS for the website
  • The website’s features are a projects gallery, automated computation, careers portal
  • QA testing
  • Edited houses and properties, making them more appealing to customers
  • Designed logos for each department of the company
  • Created promotional videos

Web Developer and Project Lead
MyShelter Foundation

2012
  • Designed and developed (front-end) a website for the “Liter of Light” event in the US
  • Worked closely and gave instructions to back-end developer
  • The website features a customized event countdown timer, image & video gallery, and events scheduler
  • QA testing

Freelance Designer
Logika Concepts Inc.

2012
  • Designed and developed web banners for JobStreet

Freelance Designer
First Place Inc.

2012
  • Designed banner images for their website

Video Animator
EastWest Bank

2012
  • Developed a 5 minute corporate video of a bank in the Philippines for internal employees
  • Storyboarding
  • Character designs
  • Animated characters for 12 to 15 scenes
  • Added simple effects and music

Web Designer and Frontend Developer
Topologe

2012
  • Project lead

  • Designed and developed a marketing website for a US client

  • Designed CMS for the website

  • QA testing

Tools of The Trade

Business Cycle

CREATIVE PROCESS

The key to success lies in identifying the approach that works best for you and aligns with the requirements of your project. To ensure this, I typically adhere to a well-established process that prioritizes your needs and goals.

GATHERING
Gather comprehensive information on requirements, type, expectations, budget, and timelines.

CONCEPT
Conduct a brainstorming session with you and research to generate a multitude of ideas.

PRODUCTION
Begin creating outputs based on gathered information and research. Regular updates will be provided for each milestone.

FEEDBACK
Seek feedback to refine and perfect the small details of the project.

HANDOVER
Deliver final product, file assets, and relevant documentation.

DLSMIZEL Process

Contact Me

Get In Touch

I frequently monitor my inbox for any incoming inquiries and am eager to exchange emails with you to discuss potential projects. I am open to scheduling a meeting at your convenience to gain a thorough understanding of your needs and provide a better approach to your project.