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Richard Keyes

Digital Artist

Richard Keyes graduated from Art Center College of Design with a graphic design degree in 1987. After working in Palo Alto, California, designing corporate I.D. and annual reports, he returned to Southern California to work in a variety of studios before choosing a freelance career. As an independent designer Richard has worked for clients as diverse as Warner Brothers Records, Guess Jeans, the Los Angeles Housing Department and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As a color consultant, his clients include Empire Berol, BIC and Avery Dennison. His teaching career started in 1988, with graphic design classes at Cal State L.A. Since then Richard has also taught at Valley Community College, UCLA Extension and has been teaching at Art Center College of Design since 1990, specializing in color theory, graphic design and narrative structure. Richard also teaches a workshop at Disney Studios.

  • "Often color can be a very mysterious subject for artists to fully understand. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, Richard Keyes will help you to make sense of the use of color in your artwork. Through explanations about the physics of it all to the symbolic use of color, your knowledge of this subject will be greatly enhanced by the content of this lecture, brought to you by one of the world's most insightful lecturers on the subject."

    - Scott Robertson
    Design Studio Press