About Carnes Group

A little more information the people at Carnes Group. 

About Carnes Group Creative

Established in 2001, Carnes Group Creative is a boutique design and marketing firm. Our goal is to craft spectacular brand and marketing programs that impact our clients' bottom line. Each project reflects our focus to transform our clients' goals into a meaningful and successful marketing message.



Rick Carnes, Principal

Rick’s years of brand and marketing experience cover numerous industries including the arts, entertainment, charities, finance, publishing, high tech, real estate, education and insurance. His clients have included Allied Solutions, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, AMR Investments, American Airlines Cargo, AA Vacations, NEC, Samsung, Trans Union, Securian, Minnesota Life, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the NFL, the NBA, MLB, Credit Union of Texas and the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.

Since completing his education at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Rick's work has been recognized in numerous publications and design competitions including Communication Arts, Print, The Art Director's Club of New YorkThe Wall Street Journal, Dallas Society of Visual Communications and the International Association of Business Communicators.

When he's not busy sketching logos, Rick can be found sailing with his wife Susan, walking his best friend Lexie to the dog park or meticulously scooping leaves out of the pool. As they say, "the devil is in the details."   



Ashton Clay, Senior Art Director

A graduate of the prestigious University of North Texas Communication Design School, her award winning work has garnered accolades for clients such as UNT, Susan G. Komen, RadioShack, Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center and Greyhound/Peter Pan Bus Lines. 

Ashton prides herself in managing multiple projects and clients with ease at any given time. Obsessiveness about timelines and a drive for hard work help her get any and all jobs done. (And on time!) A people person, Ashton enjoys building relationships with her clients. Her gift for communication and her promptness to respond are appreciated by her clients.

She knows how to have some fun too. Her favorite past times include cooking with her husband (well mostly tasting what he cooks), going for a swim with their golden retriever Honey and playing practical jokes on her family.



The Bosses

Lexie and Honey are the real bosses at Carnes Group, and they make sure Rick and Ashton don't forget it. It's not all fun and games for these two. They like to contribute where they can, which typically consists of doing some sketches (usually in mud), getting the mail and barking orders.