Rick is founder and former principal of Landesberg Design. His work has received awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club, Communication Arts magazine, Print magazine, the New York Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the American Association of Museums, and the University and College Designers Association (UCDA).

Rick has lectured on design issues nationally and abroad, and has judged the Communication Arts Design Annual competition. He was a founder and board member of the Pittsburgh chapter of AIGA, and also belongs to the Communications Network. Rick was a long-time member of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University‚Äôs School of Design. He serves on the communications advisory board of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh.

Rick is a recipient of the AIGA Fellow Award. The Fellow award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community.

Rick received a BFA from University of the Arts, and also holds a Certificate, Advanced Course of Study, from Central St. Martins College of Art, London, England.