Francheska Boria Ramos
Fran wasn’t always sure she wanted to be a graphic designer, but it didn’t take long once she took a college course in it “by chance” that she realized it was the only thing she wanted to do. She gives all the credit to God for showing her what she needed to do, and for bringing her to BBG&G to do it. We’d say she’s used her blessings exceptionally well, as she makes our clients’ brands come to visual life on a daily basis with style and flair.
What does it mean to you to work for a female-owned business and why is it important?
I think what makes working for a female-owned business different is the level of support. There's also a great certain sensibility found in both Debbe and June that makes them unique. BBG&G is one of the most positive workplaces I've worked in. My experience here has been a pleasant one. The environment is friendly and surrounded by smiles and laughter. It's a delight!
What would your colleagues say is, er, different about working with you?
I do web design and development anytime the opportunity arises. I love God, my husband, and coffee.
What is the fantasy job you do in your imagination? (Baseball player, musician, marine biologist, etc.?) Come on. We know you have one.
My fantasy job would be to work as a photographer for National Geographic. I love photography, anthropology, and traveling!
How do your values influence your approach to your job at BBG&G?
Coming from a family of scientists, I was the only one in my household who didn't like science.
When I went into high school, I noticed that I liked building things. I took an engineering class and I really enjoyed it, but I still wasn't sure what I would do going forward. In college, I started studying computer engineering — not for me. I went through a time of confusion and anxiety, not knowing what I was going to do with my life.
At that low moment, I asked God to show me what He wanted to do with me, and a semester later, "by chance", I took an elective course in graphic design and loved every minute of it. My professor saw something special in me and encouraged me to pursue a career in design. After that, I had found a purpose in design and knew God had given me a talent to use for His purpose. Much of my talent I owe to God, because it wasn't until I asked Him for his guidance that He showed me where to go.
I finished college and I have never lacked a thing. God has always provided me with opportunities to use the talents He gave me. I find much satisfaction in giving Him all the credit, because I believe that if it wasn't for Him I wouldn't be working at BBG&G. I take working at BBG&G as a gift from God. The way I came into this company is a miracle, and the timing was perfect. The work I do here is influenced by the peace that comes from knowing that I am under God's care everywhere I go and in everything I do.
"Much of my talent I owe to God, because it wasn't until I asked Him for his guidance that He showed me where to go. "