EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR & OWNER
Award-winning designer, and currently Executive Creative Director, Fred Cisneros is a native Santa Fean. He began his study of design at NMSU but he graduated from the College of Santa Fe, receiving a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Prior to starting Cisneros Design in 1994, Fred spent ten years as the Art Director for William Field Design and Creative Images in Santa Fe. In recognition of his talents and vision, Fred has been honored with numerous awards from such organizations including the New Mexico Advertising Foundation, the Santa Fe Ad Club, Print Regional Design, American Telly Awards, and Rockport Design
Annuals. His work has been featured in many respected design publications, including Graphic Design: USA, Communication Arts, Print, Rockport Design, HOW, Logo 2000, and PIE Japan. Fred is a founding member, and past president of the Santa Fe Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts. While promoting excellence in graphic design, Fred Cisneros also devotes his time and energy to his community. He has received the Humanitarian Award from the Hispanic Cultural Foundation, and the Mort Liebman Award for Public Service, and the Santa Fe Ad Club Silver Eagle for Lifetime Achievement. Fred is past Chairman of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, a member of the New Mexico Amigos, and was an Arts Commissioner for the City of Santa Fe, and served on the boards of St. Vincent Hospital, Spanish Colonial Arts Society and the Santa Fe Ad Club. Fred is dedicated to his community, and his work has supported many non-profit organizations including, the O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Santa Fe Community Foundation, United Way, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, New Mexico Community Foundation, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, Cancer Institute Foundation, Cornerstones, Spanish Colonial Arts Society, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, United Way, Many Mothers, Young Fathers of Santa Fe, Partners in Education, NM Cancer Institute Foundation, College of Santa Fe, Food Depot, Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
“Design is not random. Design should create an impact and must work in spite of content, budget, client input, and deadlines. Design without purpose or function, is merely fine art."