The Gift of Art

Before there was Photoshop, PowerPoint and the dizzying array of digital tools we have today, there was Slide Graphics, which I helped start in 1980. We invented a complex craft derived from the film production world — that of marrying graphic art techniques to 35 and 70mm film in an entirely analog world. Essentially, we sculpted light. The product was a deeply rich, sharp, compelling image. As a commercial artist I have spent my career using this skill set, and a genuine love of storytelling, to model messages for a wide variety of organizations and individuals. It has taken the form of videos, large scale multimedia, presentations, illustrations and events. My clients, some of whom are listed below, are quite diverse. Today, C-Squared continues to serve clients seeking to communicate the values and ideas that make them who they are. In this newest chapter I have created pocket-size art to showcase my unique brand of art and illustration.

Partial client list:

  • IBM
  • Dell
  • HP
  • Lighthouse Computer Services
  • Lotus Software
  • Sheraton Hotels
  • EMC
  • Frontier Direct
  • Barakat
  • Ace Mentor
  • Netbrain
  • Sappi Fine Paper
  • Turner Construction
  • Whole Foods
  • T Mobile
  • Harvard Vanguard
  • Avery Dennison
  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • McGraw Hill
  • Harvard University
  • Bentley University
  • Boston College
  • MIT
  • Haworth
  • Forrester
  • Vista Print


Here is what my clients have to say…


“Rick is incredibly perceptive, astute and a thorough professional who has a knack for understanding client’s needs.”



“C-Squared effectively combines technology expertise with extensive experience in marketing communications to offer solutions that deliver value to our clients, while remaining sensitive to our timelines and budgets.”



“Rick is excellent at what he does, with years of experience across various industries. A great communicator who can really pull the “right” answers out of interviews, using his experience to delve deep into the content and help create thoughtful answers every time. He’s also great at taking a thematic idea and developing that into a video concept.”