Art director

Ricky Williamson joins Stage Marketing as art director/designer

It’s wonderful to work with Ricky, who skillfully pushes the envelope to ensure each client’s vision becomes a jaw-dropping deliverable.

Stage Marketing is delighted to announce the hiring of Ricky Williamson as Art Director/Designer. The company strategically hired Williamson with the goal of expanding its reach into the experiential and large-format design spaces. Williamson will be responsible for developing branded style guides and designing artwork for a myriad of client campaigns.

A nationally acclaimed designer, Williamson brings 20 years of industry experience and a following of delighted clients to Stage Marketing.

“Stage Marketing is exactly what I’ve been looking for, and I’m proud to become a permanent member of the Stage team,” said Williamson. “I have always enjoyed designing and helping to create wonderful campaigns. I love the challenge of projects that allow me to communicate through design and compelling visuals.

Williamson comes naturally through her love of art and design. He was still in high school when he realized design would be his career of choice.

“I had always heard that if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life,” Williamson said. “I wanted to, and becoming a designer was my way of achieving that mindset.”

Williamson honed his craft at BYU-Idaho, where he learned from teachers who challenged him to expect the best from himself and that success comes from hard work and consistency. After college, Williamson landed a job at KJS Marketing Communications Solutions, which was owned by Lionel Sosa, one of the godfathers of Hispanic marketing in the United States. Williamson called it a dream opportunity, noting that Sosa remained a mentor throughout his career.

In the years that followed, Williamson put his talents to work for several different marketing and promotional companies, designing apparel and other products for several branches of the armed forces as well as Reebok and Adidas. He has also designed sportswear for sports organizations such as the NCAA, NFL, NHL and NBA. Additionally, Williamson was instrumental in securing a key Coca-Cola campaign for Market Vision, a leading Hispanic agency based in San Antonio, which offered him the position of art director for all Coke products. -Cola sold in Latin America and US Hispanic markets. After a few months, he was responsible for helping them win the entire Nabisco Hispanic portfolio nationally and internationally.

Williamson’s stunning design work has been recognized nationally in the form of numerous awards and accolades. It has won awards for the Texas Events and Festivals Association three years in a row, the 2009 Coca-Cola African American “BE” campaign, six designs from the International Print Network (including two best categories and Best in Show in 2017) and six International Book Publishers Association Print Designs (with two runner-up awards and International Bennys for Best Exhibition Print Design in 2018).

“It’s wonderful to work with Ricky, who skillfully pushes the envelope to ensure that each client’s vision becomes a jaw-dropping deliverable,” said Lathum Nelson, CEO of Stage Marketing.

“We can’t think of a better graphic designer to add to our talented team,” said Stage Marketing COO Emily Woll. “Ricky brings an awesome design experience, which will be a perfect complement to the great content we’re already producing.”

For more information about Stage Marketing or to schedule an interview with Williamson, please email [email protected]

About Stage Marketing

Stage Marketing is a full funnel creative, digital and experiential marketing agency focused on driving revenue and profitability for clients in the healthcare, high tech and real estate industries. Stage Marketing is aptly named for its expertise in marketing live, “on-stage” events; the focus on marketing up to the customer journey stage; and its strategic advice in digital transformation according to the stage of the company. Stage Marketing’s unique value proposition for clients includes flexibility, affordability and pricing transparency – something that is rare in agencies of its caliber. Stage Marketing is a HubSpot Platinum Partner and a Google Partner. For more information, visit stagemarketing.com.

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