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Thomas Ricks

Freelance Logo Designer & Ad Designer

Location:Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 Skills
I have been creating and producing artwork for a number of years. I have been involved in the production of graphics for broadcast, direct mail, presentations, promotions, packaging... if it needs artwork, I’ve most likely done something for it. I have worked on a wide variety of projects both in and out-of-house. I have worked as a member of a creative team in addition to acting as a one-person department with equal success. During this time I have collected a small stash of awards and recognitions, but I think I’ve also gained a reputation of being easy to work with and developed the habit of working quickly. I am comfortable and adept at grappling with the thoughts and ideas of others and bringing them to fruition as well as originating concepts from thin air. In addition to my resume´, you will find several samples of my work at the following link:

As for supervisory experience, my Ralston Purina years were mostly spent in an art director capacity. That was not my title, just my job description. I left that for a 1-year stint with Eveready Battery Company before moving on to the lure of television. Should you require any additional information or wish to arrange an interview, please feel free to contact me.


• FOX 2 • KTVI TV - Graphic Designer / May 1996 to Present
• Eveready Battery Company - Analyst Programmer Graphics Support / April 1995 to May 1996
• Ralston Purina Company - Computer Graphics Specialist-Art Director / April 1988 to April 1995
• The Wagner Group - Artist, Designer, Typesetter, Grunt / October 1985 to February 1988
• Northeast Missouri State - Designer, Typesetter / September 1983 to December 1984


• Northeast Missouri State University (renamed Truman State University on July 1, 1996)
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with an emphasis in Design & Printmaking received May 1985


Mac OS
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Flash
- Adobe InDesign
- Macromedia Freehand
- Macromedia Fontographer
- Macromedia Director
- QuarkXpress
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- CorelDraw
- Curious World Maps

- Paintbox Express


• Emmy Award Nomination - Art Direction/Design - Other Than News 2001
• FOX Network President’s Award - Art Direction/Design 1999 Futurama Promotional Kit
• FOX Network President’s Award - Art Direction/Design 1998 Tony Twist Show Puck Promotion
• Telly Awards Finalist - Art Direction for the 1992 Continental Baking Company video “Rack ‘n Roll”
• First Place in Corporate Design Category - AT&T/Graphic Software Labs 1992 Art Competition
• Art/Life Magazine - Artwork has appeared in over 30 editions of the Fine Art publication
• First Place / NMSU Alumni Art Show - Fine Arts Division, Fall 1987
• St. Louis Artists Group Exhibition - Selected to show drawings, Summer 1987
Skills (2) Rating
Logo Design
Ad Design