"As Marketing Director at Simonini Builders, I had the pleasure of working with Rick on several projects, ranging from the fun & interesting, to the incredibly complicated and tedious. I applaud Rick's patience, guidance and exceptional creativity that he brought to all my projects, regardless of how simple or complex. In my 10+ years of experience in New Home Marketing, the occasions upon which Rick and I were able to work together were among the most enjoyable and successful. A Direct Mail project created strong interest and a high level of response for several new communities. And an extremely important Corporate Branding brochure became a National Award-winning piece at the National Sales & Marketing Awards, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. I have always felt Rick was an efficient, cost-effective talent, with diverse experienced & talents. Perhaps most of all, the working relationship was enjoyable and productive, which is greatly appreciated!"

Scott Teel
Founder, Principal at Pondera Marketing

"As a marketing professional, it's important to me that I work with a creative director that understands messaging. Rick approaches design the way every creative should - with the marketing objective in mind and who the target audience is for a specific communication. He brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the table that enhance the final project or campaign."

Jean Spangler
Spangler & Associates Advertising

Rick's artistic sensibility creates a signature look that visually tells your branding story. Several years ago I worked with Rick on a project. In addition to his graphic talents I was impressed with his ability to creatively direct a diverse team to produce an award winning piece.

Cindy Raburn
Cindy Raburn. Marketing

Rick has been an important part of the AF Prince creative team for many years.
He has a relentless passion for his work and a keen eye for creating high-impact marketing materials that have that special touch only a master artist can deliver.

Angela Prince
Principal/Senior Account Executive
A.F. Prince Associates

Rick was instrumental in developing Dr.JB’s Logo, business cards, envelopes, and letterhead. He did a great job branding our product. We just obtained a Trademark on the DR JB's Hummingbird logo artwork and continue to get favorable comments about the design. Based upon our experiences with Rick, he comes highly recommend.

Dr. Jay Whelan
DR JB's Hummingbird Products, LLC

I have known Rick personally for many years, and have had the opportunity to see quite a bit of his work and worked with him to develop materials for small events. He is versatile, and incredibly creative. Rick had developed everything from basic business logos/ letterhead/business card materials to posters for Carolina Ballroom Dance Club events, to the amazing Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit you may have seen in Charlotte in recent years. If you are in need of a creative graphic designer, I would highly recommend you call Rick first.
Helen Szarkman
Sales Manager, New Markets at Rembe, Inc.

"Having worked with Rick for over 25 years, I have witnessed the tenacity and drive that he brings to the table. As a graphics creator, his projects have been executed showing uncommon creativity and thorough knowledge of the design process. Many times he has proven why he is the "go to" graphic professional for the unusual and time sensitive design projects."

Mike Walker
Creative Strategy

It was an easy decision to move forward with 2010 for all of our marketing needs. We were not only impressed with the portfolio of Rick’s former clients but were equally impressed by his enthusiasm for our company. Before we were presented with any creatives, Rick spent many hours understanding the goals and objectives of our company. The process with Rick was iterative and comprehensive. It was a mixture of both his marketing expertise married with our vision. The end result was exactly what we were looking for and we continue to complimented daily. It is not until you have the opportunity to work with such a seasoned expert that you realize the true value of the end product. We are completely satisfied and would recommend Rick to anyone seeking a more sophisticated and professional touch.

Vinay Loganadan, Gregg Patterson & Leslie Murphy
Verdant life

My clients and colleagues have raved about Rick’s work for its quality, beauty, color and content. His work is impressive, and I am proud to hand out my promotional pieces. He has
a unique artistic talent as well as creative, timely, and high-quality development of the interim and final product. His artwork has stood the test of time, and it very effectively represents my style and value to the marketplace. Most important is my comfort with the product and it’s representation of me and my business.

Nancy Church CPA

The visual moves me to another place in time but yet I feel so present.

Perhaps a past life is coming through, recognizing colors and shapes.

Swelling passion rushes up my core.

My body feels with emotion.

Tears of delight grow in my eyes.

The beauty burst me open and my soul is awakened.


A poem by Deborah Parker after viewing Rick’s paintings




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