Rick McCleary has been a leading innovator in applying fine arts sensibilities to commercial projects for the past 20 years, collaborating with clients to create fresh and compelling images. Some of his clients have included American Express, Netcom Soultions, PBS, and the US Army. He received his MFA in 1981 from George Washington University, and is on the adjunct faculty in the graphic design department of Marymount University. He lectures on CMYK at local ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) chapter meetings, and has been interviewed on the topic for the ASMP Bulletin. His work has been seen in numerous gallery shows and is represented in many private collections.