Meet the team

Barton (aka Rick) established R Squared in 1992 after several years at honing his craft as a designer with Phoenix based design firms. During this time, he has gained in-depth experience in virtually every aspect of creative design, development and execution. Rick has successfully managed hundreds of design and marketing projects, helping companies across a wide range of industries.
Rick Richardson Owner/Creative Director
Debbie has over 20 years experience as an Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary, as well as 7 years of Customer Service management. She strives to provide customers, vendors, management, and staff with the highest level of support, while paying special attention to details and timelines.
Debbie Simpson Office Manager
Emily previously interned for R Squared in 2018 and later joined the team after graduating with her Master’s degree in 2019. She has worked as a graphic design assistant under Arizona State University. Her work with Arizona State University includes making promotional products, event advertisements and annual reports. Emily is also an experienced photographer for events and portraits.
Emily Hanaoka Graphic Designer

Our Process

Our process starts with you, our client. We want to hear what design challenges you’re facing and overall goals for your project. From there, we customize a plan to achieve your desired objective. Whether it’s attracting positive brand recognition or gaining and retaining more customers, ultimately, our design solutions are aimed at growing your business. Our innovative team translates to major collaboration and discipline to produce effective designs within time and budget constraints.

What we do

We are called R Squared Graphic and Web Design, but our services include so much more. We at R Squared offer an array of services from Strategic Messaging and Branding implementation to SEO campaigns. Whatever your desired goals may be, our in-house skills and outside resources can turn them into reality.

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Graphic Design

Our creative bulbs are always burning, and we’re up for meeting any challenge you face. Graphic design is where it all began 28 years ago, and at heart we remain designers, dedicated to making your communication tools look sharp and perform like champions.

Web Design

Helping our clients click their way to new heights of online excellence is what our web design is all about. We build sites to be as user friendly and functional as they are easy on the eye, which is probably the reason our web services have more than doubled in recent years.

Identity Design

Effective identity development is a kind of mad science that blends the essential elements of who you are into a single compelling symbol. We formulate our logos for visual impact and business clarity, enabling our clients’ presence to bubble over in the marketplace.


Branding is the art of designing your messaging to be on target with your audience. It requires a broad understanding of your business and what moves your customers to action. The results are higher relevance in your marketing, and a stronger connection with your audience.


Real marketing lift-off requires an effective plan to get you where you’re going. With so many options out there, making the right choice can be like a shot in the dark. Let us help chart your course and execute that vision in order to fly higher and travel further.

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