May 20 2015 11:01 AM

CityBeat's art director designed our Summer Guide


New CityBeat art director Carolyn Ramos created this week's whimsical cover illustration. "The paper is both fun and informative, and for the Summer Guide I wanted to focus on the fun," she says. Like most of the illustrating she's done, Ramos first drew a sketch in pencil, then inked it, scanned it and colored it in Photoshop. She's been a designer in San Diego for nine years, and has been showing her work locally for the past three years. "But I love publishing, and there's no place else I'd rather work," she says, noting that she's absorbing tips from the Summer Guide on where to go for tacos and whiskey. To see more of her illustrations, go to



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