Rich has been the CEO of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company in Falls Church, VA, since 1999. He is an expert in motion graphic design and digital video who started his career in broadcast journalism in Iowa. His interest in visual communications can be seen throughout his career. He’s directed live television, published a regional music website, taught at two universities, and wrote for various magazines. He’s helped his clients effectively communicate their message. Some of RHED Pixel’s clients include the American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Canon, Children’s National Hospital, LinkedIn, Microsoft, the Obesity Action Coalition, and Skylum. His certification as a Project Management Professional helps him blend creative vision with real-world results.
Rich values sharing what he knows with others. This has been highlighted during the pandemic when he helped multinational companies, local small businesses, and our NCAC scouts communicate virtually as the country quickly moved to online platforms. He shares his enthusiasm and knowledge with more than four million people a year through books, magazines, websites, and conferences. He is a highly in-demand industry speaker and consultant. He has helped develop conferences since 2003 for the National Association of Broadcasters. He has been a featured speaker at conferences such as Adobe MAX, Photo Plus Expo, Macworld, Photoshop World, and other conferences internationally.
Rich has published more than 40 books on technology topics ranging from Photoshop and PowerPoint to Video Production and Podcasting. Many of them have been translated into other languages. Rich is an avid blogger. He has produced more than 1,000 podcasts to help others learn about creative software and manage their projects effectively. Rich owns and publishes the Photofocus website, which reaches 350,000 viewers each month. His tutorials can be found on LinkedIn Learning, Lynda.com, Creative Cow, and other locations. He enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others expand their creativity.
Rich strives to be friendly, positive, and inclusive in his professional life. He has built a diverse network of colleagues and clients that spans the globe. Rich recognizes that his industry needs more women and diverse voices and works to create opportunities at his company, on his website, and when selecting speakers for conferences. He openly engages others in respectful and friendly ways to create a better future for his industry.
Rich believes in giving back to the scouting community in a variety of ways. He is a former Cub Scout Den Leader (2010 – 2013), Assistant Cubmaster (2013 – 2015), Assistant Scoutmaster (2015 – 2017), and Scoutmaster (2017 – 2019). He is currently an ASM for the girls’ Troop 1533 and Advisor for the Venture Crew 2188.
Rich tries to do a good turn daily by being generous with his time. Rich cheerfully runs merit badges for youth in his troop and at the council level on topics of expertise – including Moviemaking, Photography, and Animation. He helps train adult Scouters to communicate more effectively and inclusively by running training sessions at the University of Scouting. Since the need for Scout-At-Home programs began, he has helped develop these opportunities by working with leadership and scouts alike. He lends his skills and service to his council, helping with messaging and website redesign as the Vice President of Marketing for NCAC.
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