design + content clarity

Skilled specialists who are
passionate about what they do.

Ricksticks Inc. is a graphic design firm consisting of talented full-time specialists and a well rounded network of contract professionals. Ricksticks has been operating as a corporate entity for 10 years. Its Principal and the Creative Director, Rick Sato, has been in business as a solo designer for over 15 years. The team at Ricksticks consists of: senior designer, Christina Maynard; junior designer, Alicia Lee; and web developer, Mike Walsh. It would be common for Rick Sato to meet with clients both in the initial stages of establishing a working relationship, and throughout the creative process. Ricksticks can take a project from concept development, through production, to delivery in print and most forms of electronic media. Our approach is strategic and measured, with messaging and purpose maintained as integral to the process. We specialize in brand continuity; its development, management and maintenance.

Rick Sato, Principal, Creative Director
Rick Sato is an award-winning, seasoned designer working in traditional and new media. As a results-driven professional, Rick’s bottom-line approach to design has given him direct advantage over traditional designers. He sees the design process as one rooted in problem-solving. Clients are always at ease with his direct and friendly work style. Utilizing his strength in brand alignment and logo design, Rick has provided creative direction and marketing advice to many corporate entities and organizations. He has a wealth of experience working within the financial, legal, technology and non-profit sectors. As an inventive, expressive designer, Rick is also quite at home navigating new technologies, working with developers to build complex data-driven e-commerce sites and web applications.

Mary Ann Sato, Director of Communications
Alicia Lee, Designer
Mike Walsh, Developer
Kaveh Nia, Production Artist