DETROITâ€”Visual effects artist, animator, and motion designer Ann Allen has joined RingSide Creative. Allen arrives from Forest Post, Farmington Hills, and has 14 years of experience in broadcast advertising and corporate media. At RingSide Creative, she will design and execute visual effects and design elements for broadcast commercials, interactive web advertising and other media. Allen brings considerable expertise in various visual effects tools and platforms. That, coupled with her background in design and the enthusiasm and energy she brings to projects, makes her a strong addition to RingSide Creativeâ€™s growing team of talented designers. â€œWe are always looking for talent that can add a special twist to our work,â€? said Dave Peyton RingSide Creativeâ€™s director of visual effects. â€œWe were intrigued by Annâ€™s reel and by her motivation to do the best possible work. She fits the direction we are going and enhances the client experience.â€? Allen has worked on projects for all of the major Detroit-based automotive brands including Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford, as well as other accounts such as KFC, Petsmart and JBL. Among her specialties are title sequences, logo animations and other motion graphic treatments.
Allen studied design at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. She began her career as a print designer with the Handleman Company, where she worked on projects for Wal-mart, K-Mart and other accounts. Allen sees in RingSide Creative an opportunity to broaden the scope of her work and tackle creatively challenging assignments. â€œRingSide Creative is a company that is growing and doing some really exciting work,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s a great atmosphere.â€? RingSide Creative is located at 13320 Northend, Oak Park, MI 48237. For more information call Steve Tocco (248) 548-2500 or visit