Abner Gutiérrez, President and Design Director of ID Group, studied Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico and has a Communications Design degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. He also studied at MIT’s Visual Studies Workshop summer course. Abner worked in Mexico City for the Mexican government and for the Beatrice Trueblood Studio on identity projects for major corporations and events, corporate publications and historic books. In New York, he worked with Lippincott & Margulies where he participated creating logos for companies such as American Greetings and Bancal. He also participated in various corporate identity and signage projects with Robert Gersin & Associates for clients like Xerox, Sears Roebuck Company and General Electric.

He also art directed a training film for Xerox in Toronto, Canada. In Puerto Rico, Abner was the Director of the Design Department of the Design Council of Puerto Rico, until 1985 when he founded ID Group.

Abner’s work has been reviewed by various design publications such as American Corporate Identity, Print Magazine, Packaging Design and Visual Gráfico. He has also been the recipient of numerous design awards in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Mayra Maldonado,
Vice-President/Graphic Design, has been working with ID Group since 1989. She studied at the University of Puerto Rico and Louisiana State University where she obtained a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design. She worked as Senior Designer at the Design Council of Puerto Rico, and later, studied and graduated from Yale University School of Art obtaining a Master’s degree in Graphic Design. She also attended the Yale Summer Program in Graphic Design in Switzerland and was a Teacher Asistant in drawing during a semester at Yale. Mayra has vast experience in publication design, logo and identity design, and has worked in a variety of projects including the design of posters, packaging, signage and environmental graphics.

Mayra’s work has been reviewed in Print Magazine, American Corporate Identity, and Visual Gráfico magazine. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in Puerto Rico and in the United States including the B-PAA Star Awards of Southern Connecticut for corporate identity and a merit award given by the "Fondo Nacional para el Financiamiento del Quehacer Cultural" from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.

Carolina Carezis,
New-Media Director, joined ID Group in January 2000. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Neuman Institute of Design in Venezuela and a Master’s degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. Carolina has worked with publishers such as Random House and Simon and Schuster, she has designed web pages and characters for educational software and she has worked with various advertising agencies. In New York she worked with Gatta Design & Company where she was Senior Designer for the Central Park Conservancy, the Brooklyn Historical Society, Notre Dame Academy and the United Nations. In Puerto Rico she worked with FCB Advertising, Horizon Multimedia, Arco Publicidad and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, where she worked at the internet department.