HI, I'M RICK
AND I MAKE STUFF.

I'm a freelance web designer, developer, consultant and community builder. I hang out at the intersection of creativity & commerce, consume copious amounts of coffee and help great people build awesome things.

ABOUT ME /

Hi, I'm Rick and I create many things - from purpose-driven web sites, digital products, podcasts, software all the way down to a delicious cup of coffee. In addition to countless client projects, my featured work also includes Pound for Pound Nutrition, Lunchspark, Assembly Required and Ignition Workspaces (just to name a few). A firm believer in collaboration over competition, I also founded The Launch, a supportive community designed to help other freelance digital creatives grow and become better at what they do.


More importantly, as a husband and father, I want to create more than consume and inspire others to do the same. I believe in the journey, not the destination, and making stuff just happens to be my fuel for the journey.


You can read more of my story here.

POPULAR WORDS /

WHY?

If you’re like me, it’s likely you’ve thought about this question at some point. I mean it’s really easy to justify what we do with responses like “I need to pay bills” or “I need to provide for my family”. But one thing I’ve realized is paying bills and providing for my family is a result of what I do – not the why behind it.


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STOP READING ABOUT ZUCK

I’ll be honest, I used to read all the stories. Zuck and Facebook’s billon dollar IPO. Branson and his private island. Musk basically being the equivalent of a real-life Tony Stark. They were “the guys”. All my start-up aspirations were based on the premise of coming up with the next million (or billion) dollar idea. The next Facebook. The next Uber. The next Airbnb. If I didn’t believe it was going to be a homerun, I wouldn’t do it.


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YOU DON'T NEED A #@*&% WEBSITE

Many a web person spend a fair portion of their day trying to convince people that they need a website. They’ll write blog post after blog post and ebook after ebook telling you all the reasons to get one. They’ll tell you it’s 2016 and your customers are all online. They’ll tell you about the benefits of SEO (search engine optimization) and Google juice. And while I completely agree with all these points, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need one.


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CONTACT ME /

LET'S MAKE SOMETHING TOGETHER

You can reach me on the various corners of the internets below.