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Rich Bennett
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I am a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator, animator, copywriter and art/creative director with over 26 years of professional experience. I hold a BFA in Design from the University of Kansas with a dual emphasis in graphic design and illustration.

I effectively integrate print media skills with the tools, skillsets and design considerations of digital media for print, web and motion. I have spoken on the topic of digital design and illustration for the Apple Creativity Seminar, Hallmark Cards as a visiting “Graphics Guru” and the Kansas City Print Production Club.

I am currently focused on the development, implementation and marketing of all forms of new and emerging media technologies.

Current Residence: Kansas City, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Gorilla-size
Favourite genre of music: Classical
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Art Deco
Operating System: Mac OS of course
MP3 player of choice: iPod & iPhone
Shell of choice: Sand Dollar
Wallpaper of choice: Self Adhesive
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Personal Quote: Aw, crap!
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Sheesh! Its been a while since my last journal entry. I have been away fom the drawing board for a good part of last month and it shows! i sat down to do some sketching and it was like starting all over again. I have been spending a lot of time looking for a new job and trying to get my skills in Adobe After Effects up to snuff. Motion Graphics are all the rage, ya know.

Anyhoo, I have some pieces that are in need of inking and I hope to "get to them" later today. I am also creating a new digital portfolio to interview with on my newest acquisition, a 64GB iPad 3 - in "Batman Black" of course. I decided to skip the model with 4G as I will be using this pretty much where WiFi is readily available and I already have an iPhone 4S that i can use as a mobile hotspot if push comes to shove.

Sometimes I really surprise myself with my tech abilities. I bought the iPad yesterday at a local Target, brought it home and had everything up and running (synced) in about twenty minutes - not too bad for an old fart! I have been working with Macs and PCs since the mid to late 1980s and have always enjoyed the tech aspect of it all, but have never really thought of myself as a computer geek. My wife and friends beg to differ. I am always their go to person for anything tech related and have saved them a bunch of bucks over the years fixing their computers and setting up their home networks. My former college roommate is an aerospace engineer and he calls me when he needs work done on his stuff. It's kinda nice to be needed!

Thanks to all of you folks who have been kind enough to fave my work and add me to your watch lists. It has been especially helpful as I have been going through this bout of unemployment. Being an unemployed, middle-aged graphic designer can be a sobering thing. I have been fortunate to have been gainfully employed in my chosen profession for nearly three decades. This is the longest I have been unemployed during that time.

Interviewing is quite a bit different than it used to be. The last time I interviewed for a new job was in 2004. At that time, I was still interviewing with folks who were older than me. Now, I am interviewing with people who are young enough to be my son or daughter. Yeesh! I have also noticed that wearing a suit and tie to an interview is no longer even close to the norm. When I show up like that, the "kids" treat me like a real fossil - said "kids" are wearing jeans with blown-out knees, flip-flops and distressed alternative music t-shirts. I feel more like I am interviewing them than I am being interviewed - especially when they really don't talk that much or look me in the eye. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I look forward to reading them!

Later,
Guido

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caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Excellent Gallery, Rich! Enjoyed strolling around through your images.
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BigGuido Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to peruse my wares and the kind words! I haven't been on the site for a number of months. It is good to be back. I plan on adding a lot more work in the weeks to come. BTW, I haven't had a chance to look through your gallery yet, but from the quick glance I took, I believe I'm in for a real treat later this evening!
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Treats are nice! *smile* I'm glad to hear that you are intending to add pieces to your Gallery. That kinda talk warrants a return visit!
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thomsontm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks for the Watch!!!
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JamesVillanueva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs.
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JefferyWright Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thanx 4 Fav!
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Purity-Diamond Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thanks for the fave!
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconstarwarslitandart:
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ChadComics Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing.
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BigGuido Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, the fave and the watch. I will strive to live up to your comment!
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