Ken Riley

Creative Director / The Klotz Group of Companies

Jacksonville, FL, USA
With a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Digital Arts and Design from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, I have enjoyed great success prior to joining Amvestar Capital, LLC. Previous professional background includes several large marketing firms, working in a fast paced and time-sensitive atmosphere. My expertise includes branding and re-branding new and existing companies in various industries and I am extremely proficient in Graphic Design, Web Development, IT, Email Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Motion Graphics and Video Editing. Working for a national marketing company specializing in political campaigns after graduation, gave me the opportunity to perfect my skills working with various types of print media and website designs and the experience of working with diverse personality types including public figures involved in the 2010 elections.

Work Experience

The Klotz Group Of Companies

Creative Director

Creative Director for The Klotz Group of Companies (AmveStar Capital, American Management Group, Just Multifamily, Apartment Asset Advisors and Rent Ready Fast). Responsible for branding the group of companies from scratch, and creating all marketing materials and web site development.
October 2009 - Present Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States

AmveStar Capital, LLC

Creative Director

Responsible for Branding a Real Estate Opportunity Fund from the ground up. Also responsible for creating Branding Packages, Websites, Flyers, Brochures, Advertisements and much much more for over 100+ apartment communities all over the Southeastern United States.
October 2009 - Present Atlantic Beach, Florida, United States

Never Quit Never

Lead Graphic Designer

Lead Graphic Designer for the NEVER QUIT Beach Fest. Designed all of the graphics for the 2012 & 2013 event ( T-Shirts, Brochures, Post Cards, Banners, Bibs, Business Cards, Posters, Website Slider Images, Labels, Flags and much much more).
September 2011 - Present Jacksonville, Florida, United States

TrueNet Communications

Lead Designer (Freelance)

Freelance Graphic Designer for one of the largest communications companies in America. Responsible for designing graphics for websites and marketing materials. Also responsible for designing the TrueNet Connection Quarterly Magazine.
March 2012 - Present Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Gooch & Housego

Freelance Designer

Freelance Designer for Gooch & Housego. Responsible for designing Magazine Ads for there Optical Technologies products.
May 2012 - Present Jacksonville, Florida, United States

S3 Special Police And Security

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

Freelance Graphic and Web Designer for S3 Special Police and Security. Responsible for designing marketing materials and also developed a redesign of the company website
July 2013 - Present Florida, United States

Noble Marketing Inc.

Freelance Designer

Responsible for creative Re-Branding of 3D renders using PhotoShop and Illustrator. Also worked on many projects for companies like Volvo, Lipitor, Orangina, Barclays, Harrods
and many more
December 2009 - June 2011 Orlando, Florida, United States

Majority Strategies Inc.

In House Graphic Designer

Worked in a team of 18 Graphic Designers creating Marketing Materials for Politicians in all 50 States. I have created everything from logos, Branding/Identity Packages, Street Signs, Billboards,Bumper Stickers, Shopping Bags, T-Shirts, Door Hangers, and many different types of Mail ranging from Flats, Single Folds, Tri-folds, Cross Folds, Palm Cards and so on. Also responsible for getting everything ready for the printer by going through all InDesign files and making sure everything is Print Ready
June 2010 - December 2010 Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States

MorphoByte, LLC

Lead Graphic Designer

Responsible for branding a start up I.T and communications company located in Orlando, FL. Also respnsible for branding a local I.T college located in Orlando, FL called I worked for MorpoByte while I obtained my Bachelors of Science Degree in Digital Arts and Design from Full Sail University located in Winter Park, FL.
January 2006 - October 2009 Orlando, Florida, United States

America's Dumbest Criminals

Graphic Designer

Responsible for creating marketing materials for the hit TV show America's Dumbest Criminals.
January 2004 - January 2006 Jacksonville, Florida, United States


Full Sail University

Bachelor Of Science in Digital Arts and Design

Bachelor Of Science in Digital Arts and Design
June 2006 - October 2009 Orlando, Florida, United States


3D Studio Max, Acid Pro, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Animation, Art Direction, Banners, Branding & Identity, Business Cards, Cinema 4D, Corporate Branding, Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, CSS, Digital Illustration, Email Marketing, Flash, Flyers, Graphics, HTML, Illustration, Image Manipulation, Joomla, Keynote, Layout, Logo Design, MAC, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Motion Graphics, PHP, Posters, PowerPoint, Project Management, Storyboarding, Text Wrangler, Typography, User Interface Design, Vector Illustration, Web Design, Brochures, Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Social Media, Windows,


Ken did a great job for us and I would recommend him for his creativity and attention to details. Thanks Ken!!!!

- John A Palumbo - Executive Producer, America's Dumbest Criminals


Ken Riley is amazing! His dedication to client satisfaction and success is rare. His creative and artistic abilities, even more rare. Thanks Ken!

- Jeff Klotz - CEO, Amvestar Capital, LLC


I would recommend Ken without reservation. Not only did he listen to my ideas, he incorporated everything and more into the print design and the job was completed before the deadline!

- Debra Jones - Real Estate Agent


As a fellow designer, I have found Ken to be an enthusiastic and dedicated collaborator. Ken's wide range of expertise, consistently heighten the quality and success of his clients projects. A true professional, committed to his craft!

- Nichole K. Brosch -


It was awesome working with Ken Riley. He took exactly what I wanted and made it all fit perfectly. He did each request with out a blink and was very patient with me. I am so excited about the design. I will definitly be working with him again in the future. Thank you so much Ken!!!

- ReAnna Nicole - ReAnna Nicole Photography


Ken truly delivers both in terms of quality of product and value. The work is done in an incredibly timely manner and he has an uncanny way of offering up options that meet what are sometimes unclear and competing visions of what is desired from our end. I don’t hesitate to recommend him and he is the first person we turn to for professional graphic design!

- Alex Fong - Senior Vice-President - Gooch & Housego, LLC


Ken Riley is a talented and skilled web and graphic designer. Ken designed and developed an amazing website for our organization that everyone is proud of. Ken delivers the best of both worlds: He is helpful, professional, and patient, and he executes at a high level and only delivers the best. I recommend Ken for any web or graphic design needs. He is a creative person who can build and develop, and these two traits are not readily found in the same person. Thanks Ken!!!

- Clint Hale - Simply Church


The latest issue of the TrueNet Connection Magazine is out and its getting rave reviews from everyone. Got to say the three things I love about working with Ken Riley is his attitude, his creative skill and his speed. From the very beginning his design meshed perfectly with the look and feel we were trying to create and when a change was needed, his turn around time blew me away. It was a pleasure working with Ken on this project. Thanks for making us all look good Ken!

- Charles Owens - Vice President Business Development - TrueNet Communications


My personal experience about Ken Riley: There are some big statements you are about to read in these next few sentences. If you need to know all the fine details, I can always be reached at Ken came into my work life at a time when we were in a desperate situation. I was trying to help someone move up in the Republican Primary polls. Ken helped me with all of my details in the design of my Ron Paul Super Brochure (You can Google it). This brochure helped Ron Paul move up in the polls considerably. Ken has then helped me with all of my design needs for my company Never Quit which hosts racing events for charity. So in two months, Ken helped me make one of the largest Grassroots movements in US History, helping Ron Paul in his quest to become president and helped me with my needs in making one of the fastest growth rates of any US Running Race. To make such things happen you would need the most dedicated, driven, honest, creative, timely and forthright person. Ken is all of these. There is a lot of wonderful things I could say about Ken Riley who helped turn things around that affected millions of people all over the United States. I know what you are reading may seem larger than life, however, I only want to be involved in the biggest and the best projects out there. My struggle is finding people who can keep up with me. It exists in Ken Riley. Ken kept up with me and made reality of my desires. I will continue to enthusiastically work with Ken Riley!

- Erik Petroni - Race and Marketing Director - Never Quit Never