As one of the three original Apple-certified consultants nationally, Rick has been a part of the desktop publishing revolution since its inception, in 1987. He has been a copywriter, artist, illustrator, ad agency creative director, television sales rep, marketing director, print salesman, consultant, trainer and author.
He currently writes for, consults, and trains many computer sales professionals, artists, advertising agencies, magazine publishers, and Fortune 500 companies, such as Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Rapp Worldwide, AT&T, and U.S. Airways. He is an Adjunct Professor at Scottsdale Community College.
Rick regularly consults for major industry leaders such as McMurry Publishing, Arizona Highways Magazine, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, The Houston Astros, Arizona State University, AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts,) Ben Franklin Press, and the Arizona Cardinals. He is well respected for his practical approach, impartial opinions, and uniquely humorous way of delivering his knowledge of electronic media in plain English.
He also speaks Computer Geek—just not in public.
Rick has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and on the Scottsdale Community College Graphic Arts Occupational Advisory Board.