He is a highly experienced leader with a diverse range of skills that can be utilised at any stage of the design process. He is passionate about his work and has led teams for Trade Me and Nationwide Building Society. His creative endeavours saw him working at celebrated agencies such as AKQA, LBi and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Rich’s superpowers include ideation and future visioning and is particularly skilled in helping companies undertake digital transformation where design plays a leading role.
He is currently freelancing, running his art practice and mentoring a new generation of creatives from Frome, Somerset.
Please feel free to get in touch.
Liz at hiraeth Studio Pottery and I are setting up a creative led studio space at Station Approach in Frome.
It will be a space for Potters, Artists, Designers and Makers
It will open April the 1st 2020
My painting practice is moving more and more into a minimalist landscape direction, these two paintings are accessable in size but point the way to much larger future works.
Lntrn is my mentoring and coaching practice. After over 20 years working in the corporate creative industries, I'm focusing on helping creative folks (e.g. Artists, Makers, Designers, Film makers) make the best of their talents and turn their skills into livelyhoods.
"Rich is a good bet for both graphic and web design. He's comfortable working with strong existing brands as well as developing exciting innovative brands from scratch. Rich takes a proactive and consultative approach which left me feeling engaged and completely informed throughout the creative process. He has the breadth of technical and design skills that make him extremely useful in this field.—
Clive Disdale - E-Commerce Programme Manager - Harrods
"Rich is an exceptional coach, leader, mentor and design brain. Throughout our mentoring relationship, Rich's knowledge and support helped me to grow as a designer, especially regarding resilience and emotional intelligence. Our sessions helped me to find the courage to take the next step in my career and for that I am and will always be grateful. If you're considering working with Rich in any capacity,
I absolutely implore you to do so.
Carl Rosati - UX Designer - ACC New Zealand
"Rich is a truly stand-out character in my career as a designer. As my Creative Director, I was always both encouraged and inspired by his leadership, sense of humour, passion and fantastic creative eye. Rich treated everyone in his design team with utmost respect. He would never stifle or overrule our creative ideas, he always encouraged our own sense of creativity, guiding by suggestion how we could enhance our own designs. He is a very genuine and approachable leader and always extremely helpful. I found he made each day in the office feel like I wanted to be there and achieve something. It was a pleasure to be a part of his team.—
Jocey Wright - Senior Creative - Kmart Australia Limited
"Richard is a designer who has a good eye for detail and a natural creative flair. Combined with his openness and good nature he is great to work with. Always open to new ideas and not afraid to make suggestions.—
Edd Atcheson - Head of Experience Strategy - Adobe