ABOUT US

Established in 2007, Ray Rico Freelance has grown into a full-service marketing agency offering the very best in Memphis and beyond.

Our team specializes in studying your business by using our proven methods to determine what will work best. Our graphic design team creates targeted, eye-catching visuals for all client branding and graphic design projects. Our interactive team collaborates to create the very best in responsive web design, search marketing, and social media. Our account team has extensive experience in the Memphis area when it comes to reaching the metro’s market. We are here to help you grow your business through a clear, concise strategy, collaborating with you every step of the way. Working with a dedicated team that understands your business is important. We do our homework and present options that are viable for any industry.

We love Memphis and it shows. We work with local printing and production companies. By printing with local vendors, we are able to support local small businesses. We keep more money in Memphis to create more jobs. Our list of Certified Vendors include digital and offset printers, sign makers, promotional product sellers, screen and apparel printers, and trophy companies. Let us be your hometown agency.

Our diverse team was hand-picked to bring you the most diversity our city has to offer. We deliberately chose our team members based on their differences and are happy to have these people to represent us. We are a Latino-owned, minority business, in Memphis. We are also a Certified Minority Business Enterprise.(MBE) and Certified Local Small Business Enterprise (LSB).

In September 2015, the agency began publishing Focus Mid-South. A local publication serving the Mid-South LGBT community and its allies. In June 2017, we launched Focus Middle Tennessee in the Nashville and Murfreesboro areas.

Established in 2007, Ray Rico Freelance has grown into a full-service marketing agency offering the very best to Memphis and beyond.

Our team specializes in studying your business by using our proven methods to determine what will work best. Our graphic design team creates targeted, eye-catching visuals for all client branding and graphic design projects. Our interactive team collaborates to create the very best in responsive web design, search marketing, and social media. Our account team has extensive experience in the Memphis area when it comes to reaching the metro’s market. We are here to help you grow your business through a clear, concise strategy, collaborating with you every step of the way. Working with a dedicated team that understands your business is important. We do our homework and present options that are viable for any industry.

We love Memphis and it shows. We work with local printing and production companies. By printing with local vendors, we are able to support local small businesses. We keep more money in Memphis to create more jobs. Our list of Certified Vendors include digital and offset printers, sign makers, promotional product sellers, screen and apparel printers, and trophy companies. Let us be your hometown agency.

Our diverse team was hand-picked to bring you the most diversity our city has to offer. We deliberately chose our team members based on their differences and are happy to have these people to represent us. We are a Latino-owned, minority business, in Memphis. We are also a Certified Minority Business Enteprise.(MBE) and Certified Local Small Business Enterprise (LSB).

Recently, the agency began publishing Focus Mid-South. A local publication serving the Mid-South LGBT community and its allies.

MISSION

Our Mission is to deliver effective media strategies that are custom-tailored for your needs.

VISION

Our vision is to create, educate and promote our clients in every way which yields lasting relationships.

OUR PROCESS

Consult

We meet with you to review your vision and our qualifications to see if there is a good match. We ask lots of questions in order to get a good direction for the project.

Agreement

Next, we agree on services and the scope of the project. Here we establish budget, timelines, deliverables, and set expectations for both sides.

Design

We then begin to bring your vision to life, working with you every step of the way. After careful crafting, we prepare the finished product.

Present

Finally, we present the end product and launch your project. If it is delivering printing, launching a website, or running a search marketing campaign, we will be there.

Follow Up

Lastly, we like to follow up with you to measure the success of your strategy. Here we can help you understand reporting and help plan your next project.

OUR TEAM

Ray Rico

Ray Rico

Owner

Prior to professionally freelancing and later opening his own marketing firm, owner, Ray Rico, worked for over fifteen years in print-publications. He is an expert in print production with a specialized background in prepress and digital media.
Rico has owned and operated Ray Rico Freelance in Memphis, TN since 2007, growing the company into a full service marketing agency.
901.800.1172
rico@rayricofreelance.com

Jeannie Boyd

Jeannie Boyd

Director of Operations

Jeannie has 10+ years in medical management with a background in accounting, nursing, and project management. She is a former award-winning licensed TN & MS Real Estate Agent. A Cooper-Young resident that enjoys walking & biking.
901.800.1172
jeannie@rayricofreelance.com

Randall Sloan

Randall Sloan

Traffic Manager

Randall was born and raised in Memphis and graduated in 2010 from the University of Memphis with a B.B.A. in Management of Information Systems. He has worked in digital printing and direct mail marketing since that time. He lives in Cooper-Young with his wife, puppy, and a fat cat. Enjoys DIY projects, running, aquariums, videogames, and tamales.
901.800.1172
randall@rayricofreelance.com

Joan Allison

Joan Allison

Senior Graphic Designer

Joan earned a B.A. in journalism from Ole Miss (’86) and went on to study Design Arts at Memphis College of Art. Joan is our go-to pro who provides oversight of all aspects of the production process. She is a long-time trumpet player in the Memphis Wind Symphony and frequently fosters rescue puppies.
901.800.1172
joan@rayricofreelance.com

Daphne Butler

Daphne Butler

Junior Graphic Designer

Daphne is a native Memphian and a graduate of Memphis State (’96). Her creativity and drive motivate her to help our clients succeed.
901.800.1172
daphne@rayricofreelance.com

Ben Bauermeister

Ben Bauermeister

Interactive Designer

Ben can help you with all things digital. He is a Cooper-Young resident and a musician at heart. Need help with a digital project? Ben is your guy. 901.800.1172
ben@rayricofreelance.com

Andres Arauz

Andres Arauz

Graphic Designer

Andres was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where he attended Loyola University and received his Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. A passionate designer, Andres has relocated to Memphis to contribute his eye to the community. He is confident that his experiences in New Orleans will allow him to continue making a difference.
901.800.1172
andres@rayricofreelance.com

Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones

Special Projects Coordinator

Andrea was born and raised in Memphis and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. Her love of design and the process of creativity fuels her passion for working with creative fashion and lifestyle brands. A Midtown resident and mother of an 8-year-old ballerina.
901.800.1172
andrea@rayricofreelance.com