Rick has over 20 years working in animation, broadcast and live-event business. Through a variety of successful grant applications including the Canada Council, plus countless commissioned works, Rick has earned the trust of multi-national corporations and the respect of grass roots artists through a combination of awards, accolades, and repeat business. His diversified client list includes RBC, CIBC, McCarthy Tétrault, Bell Media, Shaw and countless others. As president of the Toronto Animated Image Society (2001-2002) he facilitated the growth of the organization and improved public outreach through a variety of open-houses increased online presence in addition to building up the organizations first office space.
ardeeXYZ is a VR animation studio based just east of Toronto which was created to produce interactive content for brands and events, while also producing original narrative content that showcases cutting-edge technology and creativity. Our podcast The Animators Guide to Virtual Reality is trending on iTunes and brings in talented people from non-traditional fields to discuss how their craft may be used to produce a VR experience.