Rick Markley

Designer / Director / Consultant

Sound Devices (2012 to 2015)

Multimedia Designer & Marketing Specialist
  • Website design, development and management of multiple company websites (Joomla, WordPress and Static HTML).
  • Content creation for social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube and Vimeo).
  • Developed and designed a dual brand website, incorporating the new identity and marketing strategy for “Video Devices”, a line of professional video products.
  • Product photography, photo retouch and image manipulation.
  • Miscellaneous photography for various HR and PR uses.
  • Produce video and motion graphic content for web, social media and trade shows.
  • Involved with planning and execution of trade shows.
  • Field Audio Recording.
  • UI & UX Design (e.g. PIXNET basic UI, 6-Series "Daylight Mode", concept PIX-E GUIs, as well as the company websites).
  • Maintain and update technical notes library, news stories, product photography and related materials.

Next Level Creative (2004 to 2012)

Multimedia Designer
  • Project management working directly with clients from the inital call to project completion.
  • Website design, development and maintenance (static and CMS based websites).
  • In studio and location photography and videography including aerial, architectural, portrait and live event.
  • Photo manipiulation.
  • Videography.
  • 3D graphics and animation.
  • Motion graphics.
  • Print desgin of business cards, brochures, catalogs, posters and billboards.

Imperial Multimedia (2002 to 2004)

Multimedia Designer
  • Design, develop, produce, deploy and maintain interactive multimedia kiosks and exhibits for a wide range of industries and applications.
  • UI and UX Design.
  • Photography and photo manipiulation.
  • Videography and video editing.
  • Motion graphics, 3D graphics and animation.
  • Website design, development and maintenance.
  • Large format graphics (e.g. posters, wall murals, billboards, etc.).

McArthur Sports (1997 to 2001)

Art Director

  • Processed, managed and maintained a library of all incoming client artwork (including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA, PGA, most Collegiate teams, Disney, YMCA and MTV) strictly adhering to the standards put forth by the major licensed, incorporating field research regarding retail product placement, demographics, current trends and color themes.
  • Logo design.
  • Conversion of raster images to vector art.
  • Art direction of product in studio and on location photo shoots (including The Green Bay Packer's locker room and training facility).
  • Designed product packaging, labeling and shipping containers for the retail line of licensed products.
  • Designed retail point of purchase displays.
  • Creation of company advertisements, and promotional material.
  • Web design, development and maintenance.
  • Catalog creation and development.
  • Brand development.
  • Directed and produced company promotional video.
  • My favorite accomplishment: Redesigned the Gatorade™ logo to be more visible from the sidelines of major sporting events.

As a mulitimedia designer, art director and tech consultant with over 20 years of experience, I'm always living on the bleeding edge of creative thinking and pushing technological boundaries beyond their limits. I have a passion to create experiences that inspire, motivate and educate, while leaving a meaningful impact and a lasting impression.

Artists Alive, Inc. (2012 - Current)

Video Artist & Graphic Designer
  • Creation of motion graphics, synchronized to a live musical performance and projection mapped onto a continuously changing surface.
  • Directed a team of videographers, designers and 3D artists to create video content, practical effects and props.
  • Website design, development and management.
  • Poster design.


Time Lapse Video and Motion Control Robotics
  • Design, build maintain and operate custom time lapse hardware and software.
  • Shoots ranging from minutes to months.

Fashion Rage (2006 - 2009)

Video Artist, Web & Graphic Designer
  • Creation of motion graphics synchronized to video.
  • Video Projection mapping.
  • Stage Design
  • Website design, development and management.

Air Show Videography

Volunteer Video Coordinator - EAA AirVenture (2012)
  • Managed teams of videographers, photographers and audio recordists to capture air show performances and demonstrations.
  • Produced, directed, shot and edited "Cash Cab" video series.
Thunder 0n The Lakeshore (2011 & 2012)
  • Managed teams of videographers, photographers and audio recordists to capture air show demonstrations.
  • Capturing performances of the F-16 West Demo Team, A-10 East Demo Team, Flash Fire -VS- Jim "Fang" Maroney, The Hoppers Jet Demo Team, Fuqua Magista Demo, Team AeroShell Night Demo.
  • The A-10 Warthog footage from 2012 will be featured in The Smithsonian Channel's "Air Warriors" airing Fall of 2015.
Baraboo Dells Air Show (2007-2010)
  • Managed teams of videographers, photographers and audio recordists to capture air show demonstrations.
  • Capturing performances of the F-16 West Demo Team, A-10 West Demo Team, F-117, Darrel Massman Aerobatics.