Richard has worked in the Animation Industry for over twenty five years specializing in Feature and Television production. His animation career got started during his high school years, working at some of London's top animation studios. It was during this time he gained experience on a diverse range of projects including working for Steven Spielberg at Amblin Animation Studios.
After gaining Feature Animation experience in London, Richard moved to Los Angeles where he worked at a number of the top animation studios. After some years at Dreamworks Animation working on the studio's traditional animated films, the industry made the transition to CG Animation and with it Richard saw an opportunity to retrain and explore new horizons. Richard transitioned to the role of Visual Development Artist and went on to do work for several studios in that role including The Jim Henson Company.
In 2012 Richard went to RGH Entertainment where he Art Directed the studio's first feature, 'Postman Pat, The Movie'. He was instrumental in not only the look of the film but also overseeing several departments from Visual Development and Color Script to Modeling, Texturing through to Final Lighting.
Richard's strong ability to communicate ideas to artists and help overcome artistic and technical hurdles in feature production made him the ideal candidate to lead as Creative Director of the Film and Television divisions within the studio. Here he oversaw the development of several IP's including the studio's largest feature to date, Sir Paul McCartney's 'High in the Clouds' where he was instrumental in helping refocus the vision for the movie and help locate and engage the movies director.
Most recently Richard collaborated with the Inter American Development Bank in Washington DC to bolster animation production in the Caribbean under the Compete Caribbean initiative. Working with three startup Animation Studios in the region, Richard was a key figure in helping develop world class creative practices and processes to bring them to the global market.
As Creative Director, Art Director and Development Artist, Richard continues to bring his many years of experience to the projects that he's involved with. Richard also spends time teaching, developing personal projects, and using new technology to try and push the boundaries of the art. He has works published in Spectrum as well as art exhibitions at the Space and Time Gallery.
Acme Filmworks Inc | Amblin Animation | Animus Productions | Cartoons in the Basement | Coolworld | Creative Capers Ent | Dagda Animation | Dreamworks Feature Animation | Duck Studios | Felix Films | Film Roman | Grandslam | Hibbert Ralph | James Baxter Animation | Klasky Chupo | Lightspan Entertainment | Mike Young Productions | Murikami Wolf | Palomar Pictures | Purdum Productions | RGH Entertainment | Rich Animation | Stardust West | Starz Media | Sullivan Bluth Animation | Tony Collingwood Productions | TVC | Universal Pictures | Warner Bros Animation | Warner Bros OnLine | Wicked Witch