Literary Arts: Author/Writer; Media Arts: Filmmaker, Graphic Artist, Media/Visual Communications, New Media/Technology, Producer; Multi-Disciplinary: Multiple Art Forms; Performing Arts: Storyteller; Visual Arts: Mixed Media Artist, Photographer
Rick is a media producer, screenwriter, former photographer for the San Antonio Express-News, former Communications Director for the Alamo City Film Festival, and an independent filmmaker who’s worked on a variety of productions behind the lens. He’s also been an extra on series such as The Leftovers, American Crime, and AMC’s new series, The Son. Winner of a State Award at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event during high school, he then became certified by the Texas Art Education Association and an art juror for Region 20’s VASE for seven years. He’s a featured alumnus at Northwest Vista College (Associate of Art and Sciences in Multimedia), holding a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from the New School of Public Engagement, and Master of Science in Media Management from The New School.
Rick is a multidisciplinary storyteller, production specialist, and media strategist from Southwest Texas. He creates and manages engaging narrative content using a mix of data science, market research and a fusion of emerging technologies.
Richard holds a Master’s of Science degree from The New School, School of Media Studies, specializing in Media Management. This encompasses project development across platforms, including soft leadership consultation and production quality assurance, particularly within the film and video game industries. Academic studies in media research include big data, design theory, game theory, psychology, anthropology, urban studies, and adapting media within the Anthropocene.
Rick has an extensive creative and technical background, working in a variety of special media & technology projects with talented international teams; ranging from aerospace prototypes, branded virtual worlds, film festivals, and marketing campaigns. He has given seminars at conventions, universities, and tech startups.