1984: Recognized and presented with USAA’s
National Journalism Art Award.
1986: Conceptual artwork is picked as the winner of musician Steve Taylor’s
On The Fritz Designer Jacket Contest (Record Company Promotion)
1986: Completes his High School education a year and a half early.
1987: Produces a portrait for singer/songwriter Amy Grant.
1988: Develops the initial idea for, and serves as a creative consultant
on Amy Grant’s A Moment In Time Tour Film.
1988-1989: Attends Monterey Peninsula College, studies include: Marketing,
Mass Media, Art, Advertising and Film Studies.
1989: Serves as a creative consultant for The Arsenio Hall Show, specifically
conceiving and developing the idea for The Dawg Pound segments.
1990: Develops and helps to create the CCM –TV music video television
1990: Develops, in collaboration with John Huie of ICM, the premise for
The Gospel According to VH-1, an inspirational music special hosted by
BeBe and CeCe Winans.
1990: Develops GLITZ, an entertainment newspaper publication.
1991: Commissioned by Mariah Carey’s management company to produce
a portrait of the singer.
1991: Produces a portrait of actress Natasha Gregson Wagner.
1992: Moves to Los Angeles to attend Cal Arts. Leaves the school soon
1992: Completes his first major movie campaign, designing the one-sheet
poster for the feature film Leap Of Faith, starring Steve Martin.
1992: Serves as a production assistant on the dramatic television series
1992: Creates and provides artwork for the dramatic prime time television
series Melrose Place
1993: Japanese video game manufacturer SOFIX approaches Rick toward potentially
developing a game for the company. Rick accepts and, in collaboration
with Roy and Van Partible (Johnny Bravo), creates Rage of Angels, writing
and illustrating the 30-page storyline for the game.
1993: Serves as a production assistant on the feature film Fearless.
1993: Serves as a conceptual illustrator for television comedy series
1993: Serves as a creative consultant for SuperFest Music Festival in
Big Bear, CA.
1993-1994: Serves as a management consultant for alternative group The
Choir, including producing support artwork for the band
1994: Creates the children’s story Yello, for his nephew Jonathan.
1994: Creates support artwork for the Academy of Country Music Awards,
produced by Dick Clark Productions.
1994-1995: Serves as an illustrator of children’s educational books
for the Evan Moor Corporation, contributing to over 24 published titles
during his tenure.
1995: Proves to be a seminal year for Rick. He creates, writes, and illustrates,
the acclaimed supernatural black and white comic series Beyond The Veil;
which raises the level of his burgeoning fame even higher through a myriad
of media attention and appearances.
1995: MTV approaches Rick toward developing an animated series for the
network based on some of his artwork. Inspired, Rick goes on to write
BURN: a love story, creating the beginnings of the gothic fairy tale saga,
and partners with famed film producer Howard Kazanjian (Raiders of the
Lost Ark) in the effort.
1995: Serves as Assistant Art Director and Lead Set Decorator on Lil’
CHP, a children’s television pilot produced by Larry Wilcox (ChiPs).
1996: Receives an invitation to the White House.
1995-1996: Helps to develop and serves as a creative consultant for the
Spirit West Coast music festival in Monterey, CA., including producing
1997: Receives a Vice-Presidential White House invitation to join an
industry panel discussion on Television Ratings.
1997: Begins his association with the Walt Disney Company and is involved
with developing key art for video packaging of the company’s The
Black Cauldron, and Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.
1998: IMAX Film Corporation approaches Rick about turning his series
project BURN: a love story into an IMAX feature film. Rick accepts the
offer and writes a prequel to the series, entitled BURN: shadows and light.
1998: Involved with developing key art for video packaging of Disney’s
Madeline: Lost In Paris, The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad, and
1998: Film project BURN: shadows and light, inspires a grassroots Internet
campaign when IMAX first greenlights the film, then kills it a week later
unexpectedly. Rick is amazed to see numerous websites devoted to the project
pop up online, some registering thousands of hits in a number of days.
IMAX is soon deluged with letters, emails and faxes from around the country,
inspiring one executive to remark that it is the biggest outpouring of
response over any project in the company’s history.
1999: Starts work developing another feature film project based on the
legend of St. George and the Dragon.
1999: Involved with developing key art for video packaging of Disney’s
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas, The Great Mouse Detective, and One
Hundred and One Dalmatians
1999: Begins his association with the youth at Heart of the Canyons church
in Canyon Country, CA and commences creating t-shirts designs for the
2000: Develops, in collaboration with Gary Shipman (Pakkins’ Land),
The Epic Adventures of Mule Ducks. Earlier in the year, a creative group
based out of San Antonio, Texas, approaches Rick toward developing an
animated series based on characters and foundational material the group
has already established. Rick takes the challenge and teams up with Gary
to write, illustrate and produce the pilot for the anticipated children’s
2002: Involved with developing key art for video packaging of Disney’s
Tarzan & Jane
2003: Develops and launches www.RickLaw.net, an online gallery of his
2002-2003: Develops and produces the permanent 9/11 memorial installation
for the American History Museum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood