Thank you for stopping by my digital home. You'll find links to all my continued endeavours as well as quotes from those who inspire me.
After graduating in design and multimedia, I spent several years honing my craft at London’s leading ad agencies including Wieden + Kennedy, AKQA and Ogilvy where I provided campaigns and award winning ideas for clients such as Nike, Coke, Adidas and Samsung to name a few.
I continue to work as a creative and experiment on an eclectic mix of projects across all areas of technology and visual communication. I also pursues a number of self driven projects including a weekly podcast, talks, workshops and a popular monthly newsletter.
'Ideas come from curiosity.'
- WALT DISNEY
Ricky Richards Represents is the podcast where I talk to the leading figures of creativity and innovation. I've welcomed guests like the CEO of D&AD, Tim Lindsay, the ex strategy director of Buzzfeed and Microsoft, David Pugh Jones and Creative Director of Wired UK and PPA designer of the year, Andrew Diprose. You can subscribe to the show via Itunes or Stitcher, see the lineup or find out more by downloading this PDF overview. If you wish to be considered as a guest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Buonaguidi has worked in the advertising industry for over thirty years, in which time he’s cofounded three agencies, St Lukes, Karmarama, and most recently his new venture UN LTD Inc.
Henry Stuart is the Co-founder and CEO of Visualise VR, a, cutting edge, multi award winning virtual reality production company that has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Dom McKenzie is a editorial illustrator who's worked for the likes of The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, WIRED, The Observer, The Sunday Times, Boston Globe and TED among others.
Andrew Dirpose, PPA designer of the year and Wired UK Creative Director. In this episode I talk about Andrew's journey into the industry, and what he believes of the future of editorial and print.
'Think big, start small.'
- SETH GODIN
News & Events
I endeavour to appear at several speaking engagements per year. I speak about all aspects of creative practice from positioning and personal branding, through to idea generating and the deeper strategic and philosophical approaches when working in the creative industry. To date I have spoken at several venues with the most notable being Google, Oxford University and Leeds Collage of Art. If you have an upcoming event and would like me to speak, please contact me at email@example.com
Join me for a special 2 hour event on the 20th of November, from 7 – 9pm to celebrate 1 year of the podcast. We’ve got some incredible speakers coming along to talk about what’s to come in the future of creativity and technology.
I was asked to give a talk at Oxford university to the students who were thinking of transitioning into the creative industries. I provided a guide for establishing themselves in those early years.
I was asked to give a talk to advertising graduates at the Leeds Collage of Art, to speak about how you can turn ideas into reality and a few techniques for doing so.
I was asked by Fabrik creative platform to provide a short talk to help inspire and direct creatives coming into the industry. The event was held at Google campus in London.
- GEORGE LOIS
Over the years I've worked on everything from concepting global print campaigns and designing brands, through to directing TV and music videos. I've helped to build and launch new technology platforms and designed websites that are enjoyed by thousands of people. I've also launched several events and been part of a number of exhibitions. Nowadays, I work on a few projects a year that I enjoy working on. Below are some updates and press features for my work.
'Design makes a product useful.'
- DIETER RAMS
Free Tools & Resources
Below are some of the projects and resources I've created that you can access for completely free. My favourite to date, Daily Design Club collates the content from the best creative sites on the web, all in one place. Creative Catalogue is a collection of creative approaches along with simple descriptions and examples of how to apply that creativity. Finally, the Move Me Mailing List is my monthly newsletter that is enjoyed by over 1000 people every month, it showcases great content, interesting ideas and technological innovations.
Daily Design Club collates the best creative content on the internet and displays it all in one place. It is an essential tool for any creative who wants to be inspired and see what's happening in the industry.
The Move Me Mailing List is my attempt at creating the worlds most loved newsletter. It contains links to all the interesting and wonderful things I find each month, as well as links to resources and tools I'm loving.
'He who is brave, is free.'
Living a free life is a huge driver for me. I don't travel nearly enough, but when I do I like to take photos and document what I learn from the places I visit. I'm always looking for opportunities that afford me the luxury of seeing new places and exploring different cultures. If you have an opportunity that you think I'd be interested in, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kos is one of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, situated a stones throw from the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea. Best known for it’s sandy beaches, I half expected Kos to be a trashy British holiday destination. I was pleasantly surprised when my first observations were not English breakfast bars and drunken tourists, but instead remote churches and roadside fruit stalls.
Our temporary home overlooked a square surrounded by casual coffee shops and bars filled with local people. The walls of the room were a deep blue, which contrasted nicely with the golden sheets that cascaded from the ceiling, causing a softened light, made all the more beautiful by the shadows cast by the well positioned pot plant.
As my first experiment in working while traveling, I decided to visit Rome. I also brought along my girlfriend in order to celebrate her birthday, which happens to fall alongside mine at the start of September. I booked a room in an apartment overlooking Piazza Del Polpo, the northern most part of Rome’s city centre.
'Wiser, never wise.'
- JACQUE FRESCO
90% of my podcast episodes are with people who I admire or feel I could learn from. However, now and then I'll find myself explaining theories or experiences from my own life that I feel people could benefit from. When this happens I attempt to condense this learning into an easily digestible audio post. Subjects like how to overcome anxiety, the pursuit of happiness and the influence of inputs, are some of the most popular.
'Stay hungry, stay foolish.'