Giant Thinkers is a resource that provides practical and direct advice for design students and graduates to be employed, and established designers to reach their next level.

Founded by Ram Castillo, Giant Thinkers encourages up and coming designers to push their own personal boundaries by empowering them with relevant and proven information to be employed.

“If we hire people who are smaller than we are, we will become a company of dwarfs. If we hire people who are larger than we are, we’ll become a company of giants.” ~ David Ogilvy



Hello, Ram here – a Design Director, Author, Blogger, Podcaster and Speaker.

After 12+ years working for globally renowned agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB and McCann Worldgroup on clients such as Audi, McDonald’s, Qantas, Coca-Cola, Google and The Louis Vuitton Group, I’m able to give back to the industry which has given me avalanches in return.

Since 2012, I’ve been providing expert advice for emerging designers to be employed and established designers to reach their next level. 

A secondary audience has also surfaced; creative entrepreneurs of all age groups and demographics who are searching for inspiration and motivation to start pursuing that “thing” they’ve always wanted. 
Below is a brief overview (with clickable links where applicable): 


Award-winning Design Director
  • 12+ years in the design industry as a practicing designer – LinkedIn profile here
  • Specialising in service design thinking, interaction design, branding and creative strategy
  • 2 x time Gold winner of the Australian Creativity & Effectiveness Award
  • 2016 Finalist of the Young Australian of The Year Award
  • Online design portfolio here.


Blogger and Social Media Influencer


Top-ranking Podcaster


International Speaker


Two-time Author



If you’d like to hire me for an event, email me directly to Ram@GiantThinkers.com or if you’d like to book me for a one-on-one Skype consultation, you can book directly to my calendar: GiantThinkers.com/BookMe.



About Ram Castillo


Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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