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Breaking into the creative industries via Graham Fink and hacking Behance

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14:30 PM | 8 May 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Ricky Richards takes us through his interesting story from uni to Vixenkick where he now resides as a film director and co-founder.

Ricky Richards' journey into the creative industries is anything but traditional. After tiring of checking boxes for university projects Ricky spent much of his third year doing freelance design work. One Behance hack later and he became one of the highest ranking London creatives. From there his story took him gate crashing a trip to London, chatting to Graham Fink, winning a Clio award and working at various cool places such as State, AKQA and Wieden+Kennedy before starting Vixenkick (where Ricky is the conceptual part of the team and art director). 

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