Ariel Dimalanta is an award-winning graphic designer and creative director with more than 25 years of experience. He was born in Tamuning, Guam, raised off-island, schooled in California art colleges and professionally honed on Guam. He began his career as a graphic artist for the Pacific Daily News in 1973. Today, Dimilanta is the president and creative director of his own multi-media graphic design company on Guam. Guam, the graphic design selected for Guam's Census 2000 poster, is rife with symbols of the islands.