Richard Gardner has over 20 years of experience in broadcast design, advertising and visual effects. His work encompasses multi-disciplines such as motion-graphics, editing, brand/identity development, and live-action direction. Richard can deliver concepts, creative direction and solutions. He is British and lived in Los Angeles for over a decade. He has recently returned to London.
He has a BA Honors Degree in Fine Art (Film, Video and Sound) from Maidstone School of Art. As a result of this education, Richard is a creative thinker, able to create work across platforms using technology and hybrid techniques. He started his professional career at Quantel, the UK pioneer of digital graphics post-production tools for television. Consequently, he was one of the innovators of the design/visual effects boutique, with his company Trouble Films.
Richard became a founding member of the Documentary Channel, which launched in 2006 on the Dish Network. As the Design Director, he originated the channel branding, logos, interstitials and promotional graphics that defined the look of the network. The channel was acquired by Participant Media and ended in July of 2013. Richard has then embarked on establishing a new design and post-production studio.
With a wide range of experience, Richard has been able to adapt to the changes of market, location, and the challenges brought by technology. His portfolio reflects his ability to evoke many different styles and work across media, projects which often have an underlying playful sensibility. His iPod is full of beat driven electronic music; he probably would have been a musician if he had stuck with learning the electric guitar in his youth.