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Rick Plautz

Adjunct Professor, Experience Design

Sr. Associate, Motion Graphics Designer / Capital One

If you’re looking for the uncontested winner of the superlative, “Most Likely to Use Cinema 4D for No Reason,” look no further.

Rick Plautz has been a professional motion designer and 3D animator for ten years. Since graduating from the Brandcenter (Experience Design, 2014), he’s worked with virtually every Richmond agency, including Arts & Letters Creative Co. and The Martin Agency on countless brands. In addition to teaching at the Brandcenter, Rick also instructs programs for the Brandcenter Professional Development program.

Rick says he loves the “unbridled potential and ambition” he sees in students and is amazed at how they only need a nudge or two here and there to realize their passions and light them on fire.

An avid drummer, Rick enjoys endurance challenges and keeping up with the beat.