Business / IT Program Director, PMP, MSPM
Rick is a talented, innovative and seasoned interface designer and technologist. Rick has an excellent intuition and an extraordinary ability to verbalize issues in a way which promotes resolution instead of conflict. He is able to take nonexistent requirements and turn them into exactly the product the client wanted. His uncanny ability to develop relationships with both his coworkers and client made working with Rick extremely enjoyable. His vision and talent are astonishing and he is tremendously professional. Rick is a very valuable asset and would make a great member of any team.
Solution / Enterprise Architect
Rick is probably the highest skilled web-designer I ever had the pleasure to work with. His designs were always more than impressive and very versatile. For every application Rick always created a few sets of perfect, high class designs that made it very hard to choose from. Even though hired for just a single project, the customer instantly recognized Rick's talent and in only a few months Rick became the de-facto design manager for all customer site projects. Amongst the customer as well the the L-3 staff, Rick was always regarded as the go-to guy for aesthetic and well balanced designs.
Senior Content Strategist
Rick is a professional, senior UX designer of the highest caliber, who meticulously researches, formats, edits and proofs his work. I've received several compliments from customers who rely on his rich UX experience. Management, developers, analysts, documentation and other departments praise his work.
Senior Project Manager, PMP
USDA Food Nutrition Service
Rick is an experience web developer who has a keen eye to detail. I was always very impressed with the quality, look n' feel of Rick's designs and enjoyed working with him. Rick has the admirable trait of always managing to stay cool under pressure, too.
Senior Software Engineer
Executive Office of the POTUS
Rick is an extremely talented designer who always delivers the very best. He is very professional, courteous, and a great team player. The best designer I've had the pleasure of working with and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Senior Program Manager, PMP, ITILv3, CSM
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Not only was working with Rick a pleasure but even during the grind and amongst the deadlines, he made it fun. Rick is one of the unique people that can sift through the mundane and address the true priorities effectively. In addition to these work characteristics, his talents are immense in web development. He was able to capture the vision that I had and convert it to designs that far exceeded any expectation. He is a true talent and more importantly a class individual.
Senior Technical Writer
REI Systems, Inc.
Rick Thomas, along with being technically top-notch, was a nice person to work with. He would always respond to e-mails or phone calls and tried his best to meet our needs as quickly as he could. Rick had wonderfully creative ideas to promote new applications being launched within the company and knew how to quickly fix our Web problems. I strongly recommend Rick: nice person, technically savvy, and an idea person who can solve problems.
Director of Facility Mangement, FSO
Rick's work and work ethic goes unmatched. He is one of the best in his field. He attention to detail and knowledge of design was instrumental in the projects he worked on. A true asset to anyone or organization.
Senior Sales Consultant
HomeAway Software for Professionals
Rick is an exceptional designer and he is great at bringing a customers ideas to fruition. He has always been very detail oriented and that's what made his designs "pop" and stand out from the crowd. He's also very effecient and there was never an issue with his turn around times.
President and CEO, CISSP, CRISC, ITIL
Rick is great to work with. He is creative and responsive to specific customer requirements. Can be relied on to deliver results in a crunch with no direct supervision. Team oriented, easy to work with, detailed oriented and dedicated to high standards of delivery.
Product Management & Information (UX) Architecture
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Rick is a great team lead, who creates a sense of trust and rapport with everyone. I have found him to be consistently pleasant, hard working, dedicated, patience, and an excellent presenter. Besides being a joy to work with, Rick is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits to clients. He is a good team lead and would make a great asset to any organization
Principal Web Applications Architect
Hughes Network Systems
Rick is, by far, the best designer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Rick has spoiled me, in my expectations of designers. He is as good at web design and digital media as he is with print and logo work. He has the freshest cleanest designs and logos, he turns projects around faster than anyone and he provides plug and play code that is ready for immediate deployment. Rick is the only designer I will recommend to friends and the only designer I will work with for freelance work.
Deputy Program Manager
Rick an I worked closely together on several projects at IntelliDyne. I was the project manager of a new application to be accessed through the corporate portal. Rick was the creative force and implementer of the application on the portal. He was absolutely the best to work with. I would express basic concepts of needs and he would respond with several creative solutions from which I could choose. All of his suggestions exceeded expectations. He was a pleasure to work with, and when confronted with a challenge either technically or with user interface design, developed solutions that left me and all of the end users, thrilled. I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again
Senior Software Engineer
Rick is an extremely gifted and talented graphic designer. It says a lot when you look forward to having Rick's designs dropped on top of your application just to be wowed by what he's come up with next. Rick was extremely professional, courteous, and dedicated during the three years we worked together. I also cannot leave out the fact that Rick also provides valuable insight throughout the design process including his thoughts on workflow and wireframes for customers to evaluate. I have no doubt that Rick's designs, the face of our work, was an important factor in keeping our customer happy.
IT Services Professional
Rick is a creative problem-solver with a aesthetic sensibility that allows him to translate customer ideas into visual digital masterpieces. He is especially good at listening and understanding customers concepts, and provides amazingly quick graphic results. I would highly recommend Rick as a Website designer or as a User Experience guru on any systems development project.