about ossanti | ui-ux designer & illustrator

why ossanti?

The name ossanti came from merging the last two letters of my first name & the first four of my last; carl-OS SANTI-ago.

ui-ux designer | illustrator
Chicago, IL.


Hi, my name is Carlos Santiago and I am a UI-UX Designer that grew up among the color, vibrancy and brightness that is Puerto Rico. I am currently based in Chicago, Illinois & for the last three years my work has revolved around digital projects ranging from User Experience, User Interface & illustrations.

I’ve had the opportunity to work for Critical Mass, Sony Music | Columbia Records, Sears Holdings, Abelson-Taylor, CAHG, Frequency 540 as well as August Jackson, just to name a few.

I graduated from Robert Morris University in 2014 with a Master’s of Management in Design and Media; a major I chose specifically to enhance my design and creative skills while also learning business management theories. The reason? One day, I will open my own design studio ;)


You can say that I was born with a pencil in hand; I come from a Fine Arts background and have been enrolled in art classes since elementary school. I attended the Escuela Especializada Central de Artes Visuales in San Juan, Puerto Rico – the only high school in Puerto Rico specializing in art; leaving the island with a major in Sculpture.

After high school I was accepted into Escuela de Artes Plasticas in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico – the only university on the island specializing in visual arts, with a staff compiled of the island’s top artists. The high cost of art supplies & classes, made me switch to interactive design, a decision that I have/will never regret.


the works

  • artnote

    Artnote is a messaging app that focuses on art from local artists including illustrations and photography.

  • dmc

    This screen is used with software that tests an electrical product as it is pulled off the assembly line.

  • adobe ideas

    Illustration series done with the first release of the Adobe Ideas app.

  • madamme russia

    Illustration done for the Red Bull Collective Art Project.

  • sears

    Prototype concept done for the redesign of the Sears P.O.S system.

  • honestly

    Prototype concept done for Spartz; the app lets you vote on your friends' traits anonimously.

  • ...and if you want to see more:


get in contact

i'd love to hear from you

If you want to work together, please don't hesistate to get in touch.




adobe ideas


madamme russia