WTHN functioned as an exclusive retail boutique in downtown Philadelphia and as a creative consultant for Nike, Urban Outfitters, House 33, The 222gallery and Alife. Founded by Warner in 2006, WTHN closed its retail location in March of 2009 to focus solely on consulting.
When this L.A.-based shoe company began in 2005, Ramos was tapped to help develop the brand’s identity. As Keep evolved into a lifestyle brand, the clean and classic logo that he designed remained constant. It has now been printed thousands of times on shoes, T-shirts, women’s clothing and a sea of marketing collateral.
Ramos’ deep interest in art has served him well in the design and development of Web sites for such notable clients as Roberts & Tilton, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts and Alleged. With the goal of representing both the art and gallery appropriately, he often collaborates with owners and artists.
Warner has curated several shows in and around Philadelphia, most recently Coming Of Rage and Coming Up. Coming Of Rage, which took place at the 222gallery and featured the works of Ed Eckstein, led to the production and publication of the show’s catalog. Coming Up at Jinxed featured works by Ed Looram, Isaac Ramos, Jeremy Dean, Nick Hans and Lorin Brown.
Upon his first visit to Japan in 2005, Ramos was inspired by the country’s many micro-shops focusing on hyper-specialized aspects of youth culture. After his return to Los Angeles, he soon opened his own store, Dogg & Pony, to showcase personal selections of music, clothing, toys and skateboards.
Warner served as the creative director at Ubiq in Philadelphia from 2004 to 2006, designing environments and buying for the acclaimed Walnut Street location. Under Warner’s direction at Ubiq, Philadelphia was offered for the first time such brands as Marc Jacobs for Men, Rag and Bone, and Levi’s Vintage.
On behalf of world-renowned design group House Industries, Warner managed sales for their in-house fashion label, House33, from March 2005 to March 2007. Serving clients, communicating with press and advising on brand direction were among his chief responsibilities. During this time, Warner increased the brand’s sales by 40 percent.
Ramos served as one of the creative directors on a national ad campaign for Tylenol focusing on the "culture of pain." Tattoos, action sports and art were among the themes explored. Ramos took lead on the Web site, various publications and a promotional toy line.
MVA Records was a collaboration between Warner and close friend Julian Grefe of Pinkskull. The project consisted of two 7-inch records that the team produced and "curated" with artists Dan Murphy, Isaac Lin, Maximillian Lawrence, Brian Fox, Bad News, Dalek, and James Marshall.
Hebrew School, a music group from Brooklyn, found Ramos when they were looking for someone to help define the aesthetic for their debut album. Ramos illustrated the cover by hand in a folk-art style, and designed the final layout via computer. A matching print was created to accompany the release.