Ris Fleming-Allen

Ris Fleming-Allen

Senior Art Director
Currently: Creative Director at Ris Fleming-Allen Photography & Design
Location: Irvine CA
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EXPERIENCEFREELANCE, Grayslake, Illinois and Irvine, California 2012-Present Sears Holdings Corporation (telecommute) March 2013 to May 2015An integrated retailerCreative Director• Won Q4 Divisional Recognition Award for transforming legacy print magazines and integrating articles into the new Sears.com Knowledge Center, Shopping Recap email program and Segno training program• Partnered with Director of Integrated Learning & Performance on concepts for a new “Knowledge Center” on Sears.com • Creative direction for monthly publications and annual guide books to support sales associates• Develop and document workflows and processes to integrate multiple teams in magazine productionRis Fleming-Allen Photography & Design 2012-PresentArt Director / Photographer• Art direction, illustration, branding, graphic design, web design, marketing for over 15 clients • Collaborate with clients, other art directors, designers, photographers and copywriters• Shoot product, still-life, lifestyle, architectural, event and editorial photography• Partnered with McLaren Photographic, a videography studio specializing in virtual tour and time-lapseClients Include: Praxair, 6Ds Company, VitalCor, Classic Woodworks Inc., Orbit Media Studios, Iris USAPro Bono: SaveBrainerd.org, Great Books Foundation, Greyhounds Only, Inc.ULINE, INC., Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 2004-2012North American industrial and shipping supply companyPhotographer / Graphic Designer• Collaborated to build, equip and operate employer’s first in-house photo department and studio• Trained and led team in photography, pre-press retouching and digital illustration• Shot product, lifestyle, still-life, environment, editorial, portraiture and architectural photography• Art direction and photography of catalog coversLANYAP, INC., Lombard, Illinois 2003-2004Marketing firm serving the financial industrySenior Art Director• Art direction for collateral, publications and direct marketingClients Included: LaSalle Bank, BankOne (now Chase), Howe Barnes InvestmentsFITZGERALD & ADZIA, Bensenville, Illinois 2001-2003Marketing firm serving the telecommunications and logistics industriesCreative Director• Won 11 new national and international clients• Increased response to a national direct mail campaign by 4%• Creative direction, art direction for collateral, publications, direct marketing, brandingClients Included: MCI WorldCom, Nextel, Arby’s, ALG Worldwide; Pro Bono: Sing for the Cure JTC ADVERTISING, INC., Chicago, Illinois 1999-2001Full service advertising agencyArt Director / Video Editor / Digital Animator• Art direction, copywriting and production on international and national B2B, consumer advertising campaigns• Pitched and won new clients, maintained agency of record status• Video editing, special effects for broadcast campaignsClients Included: Hummingbird, Ltd., Delano, Empress Casino, Cars.com; Pro Bono: American Cancer SocietyZAPSHOTS, INC., Chicago, Illinois And Manhattan, New York 1997-1999 One of Chicago’s first all-digital photography studiosPhotographer• Collaborated to build, equip and operate employer’s all-digital photo studio• Shot product and still-life photographyClients Included: Shure Inc., Young & Rubicam, Helene Curtis (Unilever), Pepsico, Levis, Dockers, ITWEDUCATIONMillikin University, Decatur, Illinois Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Commercial Art (Dean’s List) June 1996

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