I’m Rick Pinchera, an illustrator and a designer who has been at it for over 25 years.
I live in the Roslindale area of Boston in possibly the coolest neighborhood in town.
I’m a dad so the jokes are what they are.

From educational media to entertainment and commercial work, I'm able to contribute a variety of design skills - illustration, storyboards, character design, graphic design and animation - to fit the needs of the people who hire me.

Here is a partial list of past clients:

• Google

• The Boston Red Sox

• The Gates Foundation

• Harvard

• WNYC’s Science Friday

• CSpace

• PRI’s The World


• Boston Society of Architects

• Fablevision

I’ve created visuals for animated videos, games, bands, schools, marketers, non-profits and a trucking company! My most unique job was probably designing the graphics for a pinball machine…that was fun. My wish list of projects includes beer labels, book covers, and more editorial work in general.

I am also a part-time mentor to teens in the design studio at Artists for Humanity. Their mission is to give under-resourced young folks opportunities by offering paid employment as artists. I use my experience to help them do real work for real clients which has been incredibly satisfying. This work gives me real perspective on my own career and the lives of some very talented members of the Boston community.

I am always looking for new creative collaborations, so If you think I may be able to help you on your next project, please reach out and say hello.



I've had the pleasure of working with Rick as a designer and animator on a number of high profile projects.  On "Wally's Opening Day" (Boston Red Sox) Rick expertly crafted original character designs, including one inspired by local comic legend Lenny Clarke.  (Lenny himself gave Rick glowing praise and thanks on the day of the premiere.) Recently we collaborated on a project for Gates Notes, where he delivered design and animation that's fresh, smart and on point for what the client requested.

The thing about Rick is that he delivers design with an edge and personality.  He's versatile with his style so he can shape shift for a variety of different project needs -- tailoring his work to appeal to children and/or adults.  He's reliable, dedicated, and a great communicator.  I'll be hiring him again the next chance I get.

Take The Cake Productions

Rick is our go to illustrator for much of Viewpoint’s 2D animation work. He’s probably helped us with twenty different projects over the past three years. Our clients are very particular when it comes to accurately representing target audiences with character design, so Rick’s skill of applying nuances to his illustrations has been essential to our success. He’s extremely talented and fast, which is huge for us, as we are typically up against very tight deadlines. Many times, at the last minute, we need an additional character pose or gesture to make the scene work and Rick bangs these out fast and without issue. As a creative director, I really appreciate the professional manner in which he approaches his work. It definitely makes my life easier. 

Creative Director

Rick is not only an extremely talented designer and illustrator with tons of experience, he's a flexible problem solver and someone I've trusted as a true creative partner - from white-boarding all the way to the finished product. Plus he's fun to work with; lots of good ideas, and no ego.

Mighty Picnic