Born in Lancaster California. Richard spent most of his childhood moving from city to city. It was this life in transition that found him his best childhood friend, the Commodore 64, circa 1983.
Growing up was an exploration of a world struggling between the analog and the digital. Initially Richard studied photography at Syracuse University with film and darkrooms.
Later he attended the Art Institute of California - Los Angeles to conform to the demands of the digital domination and recieve a degree in Interactive media design