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Alison Riley

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Global Art Director, Brand Creative, Gap Inc./ Gap and Owner/Creative Director, Set Editions.

Global Art Director, Brand Creative, Gap Inc./ Gap and Owner/Creative Director, Set Editions.

11 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
I'll be free in a few months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Interim Global Creative Director Gap Inc./ Gap December 2015 - present
Global Art Director, Brand Creative Gap Inc./ Gap October 2013 - present
Owner/Creative Director Set Editions 2005 - present
Design Director Barneys New York August 2001 - August 2008


Barnard College Creative Writing 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Branding
  • • Brand identity
  • • Graphic design
  • • Art Direction
  • • Copywriting
  • • Creative Direction
  • • Product Marketing
  • • Writing
  • • Brand Marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Fashion
  • • Green
  • • Photos
  • • Music
  • • Media
  • • Education
  • • Social Impact
  • • Events
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Branding • Marketing • Advertising • Brand Advertising • Brand Development • Creative Direction • Product Marketing • Brand Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Mariel Cruz
We worked together  •  Copy Manager, Global Brand Creative, Gap Inc./ Gap. Previously Editor and Writer,
Alison has a wealth of experience in the world of art + design, and is full of exciting ideas. She's hands-down the most talented creative d ... irector I've ever worked with — the perfect marriage between a strong visual leader and a smart, incisive writer and editor. Additionally, she's a truly inspiring and supportive manager; the best one I've had in my career so far. Anyone would be lucky to work with Alison.
Eric Elterman
They're my friends  •  Audio Mixer, DIRECTV and Engineer, Eastside Sound.
Alison has been an entrepreneur since before I met her, over 10 years ago. I have always know her to be professional, well organized, frien ... dly and smart. She is the kind of person you want on your team!
Anna Colavito
They're my friends  •  Founding Director, Scout Film Festival. Previously Associate Director of Project Management, Arnold Worldwide.
Alison has always been an inventor of sorts, never wavering from her mission, creatively pivoting to achieve her goals with thoughtful insig ... ht, a solid game plan and generous spirit.
Amee Gray
We worked together  •  Digital Marketing Consultant, Self-employed.
She is a motivating leader. Kind, thoughtful and delightful. She has an amazing sense of humor. She teaches others with grace and wisdom ... and she is an equally curious student of life.
Debbie Herb
We worked together  •  Mrs. Box, The Boxman, Inc..
Alison is extremely creative, has great vision and is able to transform ideas into successful products.
Grace Wong
We worked together  •  Vice President, Global Marketing for Gap brands, Gap Inc.. Previously Vice President, Head of Marketing for Greater China, Gap Inc..
Alison is a highly creative and intelligent person. She is able to be emotional yet practical about her work. I enjoyed working with her i ... mmensely because she was intuitive and collaborative but at the same time, clear about her POV. She's extremely dedicated and able to balance multiple tasks and projects at the same time.
Bob Atkins
We worked together  •  Flight commander, Skylab Letterpress. Previously Art teacher, Southwest Charter High School.
Alison's collaborative approach to working with vendors and other creatives is second to none. Her foresight, creativeness, attention to det ... ail and friendliness make working with her a joy. Her experience from startup to corporate work gives her an incredible insight to market trends and customer buying psychology. In the near-decade I've known her, she's been consistently affable, humorous, creative and always reliable.
Beth Salvini
They're my friends  •  Owner + Head Buyer, Greenwich Letterpress. Previously Visitor Assistant, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston. Boston grad.
I have known Alison for over 10 years. In that time her professional and personal accomplishments have impressed me time and time again. She ... is intelligent, creative & driven and I would back up any new endevour of hers, 100%.
Debbie Herb
We worked together  •  Mrs. Box, The Boxman, Inc..
Alison is a great entrepreneur because she is not only creative but has the resourcefulness and drive to see a new product from start to fin ... ish..
Cory Barrett
We worked together  •  Group Director - Strategy & Operations Creative Visual Merchandising, Tiffany & Co.. Previously Director, Global Visual Concepts, Gap Inc..
Alison is a really talented individual with exceptional creative and brand building skills. See's the bigger picture but also has a great at ... tention to detail. I would love to work with Alison again as she is a true collaborator with an inspired vision.
Megan Dempsey
We worked together  •  Senior Creative Project Manager, EILEEN FISHER, INC.. Previously Creative Services Manager, Gap Inc.. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Alison already is a great entrepreneur: someone who runs a successful creative business while holding down a creative day job and doing a lo ... t of other design work on the side. She is one of the most thoughtful and compassionate creative people I have ever worked with, and completely self-driven and self-motivated.

Cory Barrett
Group Director - Strategy & Operations Creative Visual Merchandising, Tiffany & Co.. Previously Director, Global Visual Concepts, Gap Inc..
Cory is a superlative listener and synthesizer, making him a exceptional builder of the bridges between people, ideas, and results. He is st ... rategic and analytical about needs and insights, but he is conceptual and creative about solutions. He is a supportive, generous collaborator, a clear thinker, and a steadfast partner.