Hello, and welcome to my online portfolio. My name is Robert Ricks (as you already know) and I'll give you a little information about myself.
I started my design career in the late '80s with an airbrush company called "Living Color Airbrushing", while trying to figure out what I wanted to do when "I grew up"... Airbrushing started fading in popularity, so I got a 'real job' doing data entry and started my Technical Career.
In 1993 a friend of mine introduced me to the internet... It blew me away and I wanted to create what I was looking at and convinced my boss to let me create a company website. The websites back in the day were just a few images and text. Nothing compared to the media rich sites we have now!
As time went on I found myself working with a lot of different companies and projects. I've worked with companies such as Nintendo, Microsoft, Cartoon Network, Sony, Franchise Films, Spy Glass Films, Hewlett Packard, Eidos, Warner Bros., Power Music, American Idol, and Fujitsu. I also have had the pleasure of working with a lot of bands and singers such as Evans Blue, Placebo, Linda Strawbery, Smashing Pumpkins, Money B, Digital Underground, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Malika, Brian McKnight, Miko Marks, Burnt, Deconstruct, G-Stack, the Delinquents, UVR, Split 50, and a ton outta Oakland... I've also been fortunate enough to work on projects for Carmen Electra, Cal Ripkens and The Biggest Loser.
I spend most of my time working and when not doing that try to spend time with family and friends.
I'm heavily into gaming and love playing video games (World of Warcraft, Aion, Guild Wars, City of Heroes, and Rock Band / Guitar Hero)
There's time when I also play Card Games (Yu-Gi-Oh!, WoW, etc.) and one of the most gratifying things I've ever done was create and publish my own Collectible Card Game The STREET WARriorS
Take a look around and if you have need for an experienced designer/marketer make sure you Drop me an email and let me know what your needs are.
I've been asked about client feedback, and agree that's a good way to qualify a designer... So here ya go!
C L I E N T T E S T I M O N I A L S:
Working with Rob has been a dream come true. He was able to come in and help us promote our annual Gala like we have never been able to accomplish before. He wowed us with his quick turn around. He took ownership of the project and it shows in his excellent work. What he told us he would do was exceptional but in reality the final product was even more than we could have imagined. We look forward to working with him more in the future and recommend him highly!
- Kim Henage
Special Events Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Valley
Rob was great to work with, offering suggestions and working on a very tight deadline. We are very pleased with the site and look forward to working with him again in the near future. Rob possesses a truly unique and powerful blend of creative and technical talent. I highly recommend him.
- James Lin
I have worked with Rob on various projects over the years, and he comes through time after time exceeding my expectations. I'd highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a true professional who delivers much more then just a service.
- Joe Morici
Rob kicks ass! Regardless of our requests, biz dev or creative, Rob always takes ownership and sees that projects are completed on time and to spec. By providing creative ideas/solutions to complicated business development barriers, he's an invaluable asset and I'd recommend him to anyone.
- Rhett Frandsen
Director of Business Development
I know Rob from quite a while back and he is one very hard-working dedicated individual. He's a self-starter with vision; all you have to do is look at The STREET WARiorS to see the proof.
- Dane Karr
Robert Ricks is a visionary. He is also very entrepreneurial and that adds to his value. He is a rock star!
- Alan Young
New t-shirt design for J!NX (please give me a 5 vote and check the "buy it" box if ya like it!) HERE
First t-shirt design for J!NX (please give me a 5 vote and check the "buy it" boxif ya like it!) HERE
New Website for "New Birthings by Jessica" HERE
New Website for "Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition" HERE
New Website for "Premium Convience Store" HERE
Here's the latest CD/DVD Projects that I completed HERE
Employer Advantage Insurance Website is now live. You can see it HERE
Digenetics Website is now live. You can see it HERE
Lot's of projects coming to an end. Will be doing some major updates to the site soon.
The Boys and Girls Club landing page is up and running... You can see it HERE
Working on more covers for the Biggest Loser Workout Mixes. When they are done, I'll update the gallery.
New Widget for NCSoft's Dungeon Runners... Enter the Bling Gnomes!