Rick Cardoza studied illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After a couple of years, he moved to Chicago where he worked as a designer and illustrator for large and small ad agencies and as a freelancer before moving with his family to Northeast Ohio. Ever since, he has been specializing in illustration in both digital and traditional media.

Rick loves collaborating with art directors, designers and writers as well as working directly with businesses. He is happy to work from anything from a vague verbal concept to a comprehensive layout. Most of all, he enjoys taking complex ideas and boiling them down to crisp, clear, compelling images, whatever it takes.