Hi, my name is Rick Shagoury. As a child, I enjoyed school projects involving things like dioramas, posters, cartoons, and filmstrips. I loved being told a story with the help of classic illustrators like Quentin Blake or Tomie dePaola.
Later, during high school, an aunt connected me with an internship at a major global advertising agency in Boston for two consecutive summers. My love for being creative coupled with this experience convinced me that, although I didn’t yet know the correct term for it, I wanted a career in visual communications.
After high school, I attended Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, enjoying the privilege of studying under world-renowned illustrators such as Murray Tinkelman, Bob Dacey, and Roger De Muth.
Shortly after graduating, I cut my teeth at a New Hampshire construction company doing entry-level web design and marketing work until I was offered a position at PFERD INC,. where I have been responsible for graphic design, web design, video, displays, and managing trade shows and marketing programs for almost 12 years.