Richard N Rhodes

Branding & Strategy

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Design Thinking

I embrace a philosophy called Design Thinking, a method for practical and creative problem solving developed by Mark Kelley. While it has its origins in the 1970s, the application of Design Thinking is still a very new concept for modern business. Design Thinking breaks the mold of typical “tried-and-true” problem solving by opening up problem solving to possibility. I start by exploring, identifying and understanding the full context of a problem. From there I apply uninhibited creative thinking to generate possible solutions. I then analyze each solution and apply only those that work within the framework established at the start of a project. Call 303-333-5688 or email me today to see how I can help you elevate your brand or project utilizing this philosophy. While you’re here, take a look around to learn more and to see my work.

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Colorado Christian Fellowship (Faith-Based/Non-Profit)

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Here to Help

My purpose is to help people, brands, companies, organizations and institutions illuminate and elevate their ideas.
I deliver thinking that serves as the catalyst for change. Whether you’re looking for a standalone piece or a complete communications program in a wide variety of media I can help. Are you an organization with an in-house team that needs additional bandwidth or support? If so, feel free to contact me or schedule an appointment. With over a decade and half of experience in both the corporate and agency environment, I’m certain to hit the ground running.

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People I Trust

I believe in a culture of thinkers who do. As such, I surround myself with like-minded individuals who seek to learn from one another and explore ways to create new solutions through cross-pollination. These are people I know I can reach out to from time-to-time and bounce around ideas, and they know they can do the same. This includes current and former clients, past professors, individuals or organizations I’ve worked with in one capacity or another.

  • Steve Selby Technology Expert

  • Alex Wilson Interactive Designer

  • Kevin King Leadership & Management Expert

  • David Starck Visual Communications Expert

  • Marci Johnson Photographer & Videographer

  • Mary Jackson Marketing & PR

  • Leslie Horna Marketing & PR

  • Paula McClain Marketing & PR

  • Adnan Shawkat Tanim Developer

  • Bill Ray Public Engagement

Testimonials

Richard is excellent at leading visioning, branding, and marketing planning conversations, and at executing design and material development.

Richard totally transformed my business image. I owe a great deal of success to my business branding. Richard and his team were able to extract a vision from me that I was not able to put into words myself. I would highly recommend their services for your future needs.

I had the pleasure of working with Richard and his team on the creation of our new website and marketing collateral package.  When we originally started we had a team of people with very defined roles and he was a true professional right from the start.  He really took a leadership role to organize the process and ask the right questions to get down to the essence of what our company was truly about to determine what we needed to portray in our website. We are very grateful for Richard and his team’s help and we have been able to attract very large customers in the industries we are focused on in large part because of our website and Richards involvement.  Thank you RNR!

It is a pleasure to work with Richard. He has helped us to translate our vision into effective branding.  He put our working relationship first, and does his best to work within our demanding timelines. He has always come through for us, whatever the task, with innovative and exciting ideas and we are pleased that they are expanding their solutions.

No matter what company I am employed with or what project I’m working on, Richard is my first choice. I work with Richard for all of my design and technology needs, among other services. Most recently, Richard has completed work for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. It’s because of Richard’s integrity, world-class customer service, quality and ability to meet strict deadlines that I will remain a faithful client. I can depend on Richard to surpass my expectations and high quality standards each and every project. I’ve been a client for four years, and my referrals express the same level of satisfaction!

Richard has been an invaluable part of our business as we’ve expanded over the years. We have confidence in him to consistently bring creative ideas and solutions to our projects. Richard has always been responsive to our needs and exhibited a level of professionalism and competence that is beyond reproach. We would highly recommend Richard to any of our colleagues.

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Throughout my career as a creative professional I’ve come to realize how important synergy through collaboration has been to the design process. Furthermore it’s during the collaborative process that often leads to new ideas or opportunities and it’s in this space that I most appreciate the design process and producing quality results for my clients.