Freelance Graphic Designer specializing in web and print
Leadership and Mentoring
At the Register, I have not only art directed and advised many junior designers and helped them with ideas, hierarchy, typography and color theory, but have also worked with in-house and freelance designers to develop concepts from rough sketches to final design.
Timely and Precise
The media industry is fast paced and has tight daily deadlines. I pride myself on being able to meet those expectations while multi-tasking on other long term projects.
“Rick was a great Art Director because he was a great designer first. I've always admired his ability to come up with fresh, focused solutions without feeling forced or gimmicky, and it's no surprise he was tapped to oversee visuals for the Register's features department. His calm, steady demeanor has guided us through tight deadlines more than once and I wouldn't hesitate to work for him again.” – Erick Wong, Art Director, SF Chronicle
“In an era of evolving media, Rick is a multitasking designer everyone wants on their team. Rick is my go-to guy when I need insight and creative instruction. Whether it's a project for the printed newspaper or the digital iPad app, Rick makes quick and creative work of reaching readers with sharp style that carries a message with big impact. He also does not shy away from technical problem solving, which makes him an essential team player who helps his colleagues out of sticky situations from time to time.” – Samantha Gowen, Pets Editor, iPad producer, The Orange County Register