Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Rickardt –better known as Rick– got his first taste of advertising as a young pup in an online web service company.
After discovering his passion, he moved to Europe where he worked for some of the largest international creative advertising agencies, followed by freelancing for almost 7 years, gaining knowledge and proving his meticulous attention to detail.
In 2012, Rick joined 72andSunny Amsterdam to set up and lead their studio production team. Being an Afrikaans Dutch-speaker, this made for a long and varied history with the giants of the international advertising landscape.
He has an impressive roster of major international brands and clients such as Google, Samsung, EA Games, Heineken, Adidas, Nike, Smirnoff, Coca-Cola, LG, Sharp and Playstation.
In 2015, Rick was proud to join as Managing Director of Glassworks Amsterdam where he has continued to excel and bring the team together with him on his journey to produce quality work.
He also shares his home in Amsterdam with his two lovely Vizsla dogs, Ten and Noa.