Helped More Than 1 Million Students To Create & Grow
As an instructor, Rick has taught more than 1 million students, creating more than 20 of the most popular online courses here on Udemy. He is a founding partner of the GameDev-tv team whose mission is to helping aspiring game developers to create and grow.
Rick has a long history of managing teams, growing businesses and teaching technology. For more than 10 years Rick worked within the video game industry as Game Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook. He founded an Indie game studio, Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. He has worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).
As a qualified Career Coach, Rick has helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.
Rick lives in Australia with his wife and 2 daughters. He likes to tell Dad jokes. You've been warned!