Rob Wardale says…
“Rich is the most inventive, visually creative and reliable animator/designer I’ve ever worked with. And I don’t mean reliable like a Vauxhall Astra is reliable (i.e. not that great really, but probably won’t let you down when it’s raining on the ring road), I mean reliable in that you can always rely on Rich to nail it. To deliver work that makes you raise your eye-brows, smile and nod your head. Work that makes happy clients and re-bookings and positive balance sheets.
I think the reason he can do that is that he loves good animation, he stays up on all the latest tech stuff and he never stops learning. He also plays the ukulele.
On a personal note, he was a really laid back, trusting and ego-free manager. And despite the fact that he didn’t ever quite see why he had to be my boss, I learned loads from him.
If you’ve got an animation project that needs to be a bit special, hire him. Or hire a big wanky London agency for three times the price. Your choice.”
Andy Shillito says…
“I had the pleasure of employing Richard at Ripe as a web / 3D / motion graphics designer. I knew from his first interview that he was going to be brilliant, and I wasn’t wrong. Rich’s enthusiasm and dedication to his work is infectious, not only is he a terrific designer, he’s technically way ahead of any other designer i’ve ever worked with. Just to top things off, Rich is a super fella, and a joy to work with. He’s always my first port of call if I need any help, or someone to work with. I can’t recommend him enough“