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Rick Penn-Kraus
Founder and creative director at RPK Designs.

  • Book publishing, marketing, entertainment and advertising

  • Specializing in variety

  • Art direction/graphic design

  • Photography

  • Illustration

  • Social media content creation

  • Creative department manager

  • Software instructor

  • Volunteer

Software used:

  • InDesign

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Premiere

  • AfterEffects

  • Painter

  • Animate

  • Captivate

  • XD

  • Excel

  • and more

Clients I have worked with



Rick serves as a graphics consultant for my nonprofit agency. He recently provided a new logo and designed our new website. Rick is extremely talented and has a gift when it comes to graphics, illustrations, photography and overall design. He quickly grasps what we’re trying to accomplish and then puts his creativity and know-how to work and produces a finished product that exceeds our expectations. He is a joy to work with!

— Cindy R.


Rick saved the day. He had been given an impossible deadline and met it handily. His creative ideas were spot on based on our needs and his pleasant disposition made the process enjoyable. We look forward to finding more projects to work on together.

— Ruth S.

Rick served as a distinguished judge for the international Summit Creative Awards. His high standards and virtually unflappable dedication for creative excellence served our contestants well. His team approach and conviction of option is the perfect combination of skills desired for a Summit judge. He has a standing invitation from our organization.

— Jocelyn L.


Rick's vision and creativity, patience with novices, attention to detail, and high personal standards of excellence led to the creation of a beautiful website for for our project. He is a pleasure to work with. He listened closely to what we needed, steered us in achievable and manageable directions, and produced a beautiful final product. I look forward to another opportunity to work with him.

— Laura W.

Rick is exceptionally creative, he has wowed some of our most discerning corporate clients providing key creative results on-time, under budget and frequently working with limited resources. Making something AMAZING from nothing is probably one of the things he does best! I highly recommend Rick and would hire him again in a heartbeat!

— Sophia H.

As the West Coast sales rep for a major book publisher, I had almost daily interaction with Rick on what art work might work best on the various audio and children's book titles published by the company. In all my years of publishing sales (over 30), I have never seen exhibited a higher level of talent and his professionalism is unparallelled. Rick Penn-Kraus would be an asset to any organization.

— Jay W.


Rick was a terrific colleague who was able to move quickly to respond to ever-changing client needs. He's smart, seasoned and creative - one of those people who gives his all to meet a client's needs.

— Eric B.


Rick's creativity, professionalism, flexibility, and thoughtfulness make every project run smoothly and look fantastic! I highly recommend Rick for all your graphic design projects.

— Cantor Jamie Marx


I've hired Rick for several projects for my agency for several world class clients. I've worked with Rick on a range of creative projects, from design, to copy writing to photography, which all resulted in stellar results. Rick turns projects around very quickly, is detail oriented, makes great recommendations on how to improve any given project, and infuses all he does with a creative flair that is unique, innovative and always on message and on brand. I can't recommend him highly enough!

— Danny K.

Rick Penn-Kraus is an amazingly talented graphic designer and created a much-talked-about cover for our Jilly Jambo CD literally overnight. We have highly recommended him to many of our colleagues. And he is extremely sweet as well!

— JulieAnne S.

Rick was a client of mine while at Hill & Knowlton and I found him to be one of the most knowledgeable creative people I had ever worked with. His desire to take suggestions on how to make things work better was a tremendous asset to our relationship. His creativity only added to his personality.

— Corey R.

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