As an independent contractor, Rich has provided Art and Creative Direction, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Branding, Advertising, Media Planning and Buying and Copy Writing for the following clients: Strausberg Advertising & Design (Automobile Club of Southern California), Dick Clark Productions, The University of Southern California, The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, (NARAS/The Grammies), Sony Films, The American Heart Association, Progressive Insurance, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Platt College, Brooks College, TJ Applebees, Binney & Smith (Crayolas) and Creatovision Design Group.
Rich took Auto Industry titan Rusnak Auto Group to record sales heights as their Director of Advertising & Marketing. With printer's ink in his blood and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California — Rich served as Art Director for weekly industry icon newspapers Radio & Records and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Rich also held the positioms of Art Director for beauty industry giant Spilo Worldwide and Senior Art Director for scrap booking industry leader me & my BIG ideas.
He taught Introduction to Advertising (Journalism 340) as an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, USC. Rich was also an instructor at The Art Institute of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, where he taught Typography, Print Production and Publication Design. He has taught numerous design and career-related courses at Brooks College in Long Beach where he was awarded Outstanding Graphic Design Instructor of the Year.
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