About Erial

May 14, 2016


Erial Ramsey is a graphic designer, brand coach, entrepreneur and college instructor.

Erial is the owner of Imperial1002 (ten-oh-two), a graphic design & marketing company, which she started in 2005 (formerly Metamorphosis Graphic Design Services). The company focuses on marketing design solutions for both print, web & social media. Ms. Ramsey has genuine heart for helping people succeed. For over 12 years she has served as a coach and consultant to many starting their own businesses.  Erial runs a branding boot camp called Hustle Baby Hustle, dedicated to helping people build and launch brands. Her companies strive to support companies, initiatives and events that have a focus on outreach and empowerment. When she is not designing or coaching, she serves in the position of Communications Director for the Miss Plus America Pageant.

Erial also enjoys teaching, having over 6 years of experience in higher education. A former Department Head (of Advertising, Graphic & Web Design) at the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, she currently molds the next generation of designers as an instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Erial currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.  She is a proud two-time alumna (MA, BSJ) from Ohio University, in Athens, OH.