HELLO

I’m a graphic designer located in Utah.

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Who I Am

Graphic design started for me in 1987, when my sister-in-law sent me an advertisement flier for a design program in Tempe, AZ. Looking for a career change, this was something I thought I could REALLY enjoy doing for a living! So my wife and I packed our belongings and our three kids and headed to AZ. My tuition was covered through a grant, and my wife and I both worked part time to make ends meet—she delivered newspapers (with kids in tow) and I delivered pizza.

Before I graduated in 1989, I took an internship position at a local PC manuafacturer, which soon lead to my first full-time gig as an Art Director. Since then, I have worked for a wide variety of companies. The past dozen years or so, I have exclusively freelanced for a broad range of clients representing many industries.

Having been a designer for most of my adult life, I still enjoy it as much now as ever. For me, the best part about being a freelancer, is there’s always a new and interesting project on the horizon. I look forward to exploring with you the graphics/marketing needs of your business!

Experience

PC Manufacturer

Art Director

Regional Medical Center

Manager of Publications

Healthcare Marketing Agency

Art Director

Retail

Product Design/Marketing

Marketing

Direct Mail Design/Production

Publishing

Advertising/Publications

Accomplishments

National Healthcare Marketing Awards

National Conference Poster GOLD and SILVER Award consecutive years

Sisters of Providence

Recognition Award for Logo Design

Collins College

Advisory Board Member

Quality Improvement

Charter member of Quality Improvement Task Force at San Juan Regional Medical Center.

Skills

Print Design

Logo Design
Digital Illustration

Website Design

Adobe Creative Suite

Email Marketing

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Portfolio Samples

Words from Happy Customers

Sheila Michaelis

Red Bridge Development/Sales

We love our website design! Rick was professional, creative, responsive, and very on the ball! Working with Rick was seamless, and with our busy schedules, he was very responsive and helpful in putting everything together. He took the time to do his own research which made our website even more informational than with the content we’d put together. Thank you so much and we look forward to continue working with you!

Sean Zimmerman

Owner, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen

We have worked with Rick for over 20 years, and it has been a great partnership. He is much more than a typical graphic designer. He has done so many outstanding projects for us, from our website design, new product design, and marketing collateral. Rick has a vast array of experience in many different areas, and his ideas and feedback are very valuable. He is always professional, efficient, and responsive. Rick will continue to be an important part of our company for years to come.

Dave Gregersen

Associate Publisher, Salt Lake Business Journal

I’ve worked with Rick for many years, and the results have always exceeded my expectations. His creativity, and ability to understand and translate our vision, and our clients’ vision, are truly impressive. His logo design, ad design, and publication design have worked out perfectly. The process is always seamless, and turnaround time incredibly efficient. I highly recommend Rick to anyone seeking top-notch design services.

Years of Experience

I have broad experience as a designer, from project management to artistic execution. Much of my career has been as a freelancer, which has allowed me the opportunity of working for numerous clients over a broad range of business types.

Projects Completed

This is an estimated number, because my career spans close to 35 years. It could be higher, but better to be conservative than exaggerate. Several of my clients have projects that repeat year over year, but the bulk of my work is on-demand projects.