Richard “Rick” Harper is a producer and graphic specialist serving leading entertainment industries, hotels, restaurants, clubs, theatrical, retail, fitness and fashion industries. Since 1995, he’s been involved in multi-media including his production experience with 1010 Wins News Radio, Lorne Michael’s Broadway Video, film production companies and more. In addition, he is a graphic layout and concept artist/retoucher working on projects for web, print and large screen. Adding to that is his vast experience in hotel management and catering industries.
Graphic, Visual Arts, and Multimedia, Other
May 2007 - present
Harper Productions | New York City, New York
Graphic Artist specializing in the Entertainment Industry. Theatre and Motion Picture Posters, Corporate E-Newsletters, Web Animation Graphics, Banners, Festival and Event Ad Design, Concept and Strategy. Additionally acted as the worldwide events planner/producer for Equinox Fitness, working on over 80 events simultaneously throughout the year.
Graphic Artist & Co-Founder
March 2002 - March 2007
Phase 1 Digital | Brooklyn, NY
Worked with independent filmmakers and television executives to create awards ceremony videos, celebrity interviews, music video pieces and graphic support elements for a variety of industries.
March 1997 - May 2002
Broadway Video | New York, NY
Broadcasting, Music, and Film
Oversee Live Film & Video Productions, Set Building, Casting, Budgets, Post Production Crews & Technical Crews.
Graphic Producer for the Lorne Michaels' owned, Broadway Video. The most amazing projects were churned out in the Broadcast Design Division "Design Lab". Clients and Projects included award winning presentations for Martha Stewart, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, ESPN Espy Awards, Macy's 4th of July Spectacular, Showtime, HBO, NBC, CBS, TBS, Time Warner, Vh1, MTV, Nickelodeon and other leading entertainment corporations. I had the pleasure to work with Katie Couric, former Mayor Rudolf Giuliani, Florence Henderson, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Sheehan, the Cast of Saturday Night Live players, Steve Buscemi, Russell Simmons, Mos Def and many more.
March 1995 - March 1997
Interlink Productions LLC | New York, NY
Line producer and exec assistant for this boutique video production company. Highlights include producing videos in Monte Carlo for the making of a modern opera, filming aerial footage of Mayan ruins in Mexico, and a series of medical industrial videos for a variety of pharmaceutical firms.
Catering Services Manager
April 1990 - February 1995
Kitchen Kabaret | Carle Place, NY
Managing the operations, front and back of house activities for this high end long island catering service, I handled both front of house details and customers, along with kitchen and food related purveyors to execute the highest in food handling and presentation of goods and services with very long days on my feet.
Front Desk Manager
January 1987 - March 1990
High Country Corp. | Dillon Lake, Colorado
I was raised through the ranks quickly for this hotel and restaurant company after serving as Front Desk Clerk, Night Auditor and then charged with Front Desk Manager of the 24/7 operation with hiring, scheduling, financial reporting and liaison with all department heads of this leading hotel in the heart of ski tourism destination and rotating in the company's fleet of Colorado based hotels.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
National Assn. of Photoshop Professionals
Board Member, Elder & Secretary, Marble Church
President, Marble Community Outreach
Chairman, Collegiate Church Outreach Cmte
Cameraperson Volunteer for Media Ministry
His media work has ranged from Live awards ceremonies, TV production, medical videos, classical music, large scale festival entertainment and multi-million dollar corporate events. He’s produced projects which included Kelly Ripa, Lady Gaga, Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, Patti LaBelle, Sean Combs, Martin Sheen, The Royal Family of Monte Carlo, Karl Lagerfeld, Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwartzman, Kelsey Grammer, Russell Simmons.
Community Service/Volunteering , Running, Photography , Photoshop, Language Student.