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Give Rich an idea and he turns it into art.
Sean Clancy, publisher of The Saratoga Special
Consider yourself lucky if Rich is your man.
Scott Citron, Adobe Press author of
Professional Design Techniques with Adobe Creative Suite 3, and
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
Rich Mendoza is a skilled designer and visual artist. Moreover, he’s reliable and trustworthy; two things most designers aren’t. Consider yourself lucky if Rich is your man.
He was so patient and took the time to explain anything I was not understanding, especially the technical stuff!
Eileen Kornbluh, EK Pottery
It was a pleasure working with Rich creating my website. He was so patient and took the time to explain anything I was not understanding, especially the technical stuff! He came up with very creative ideas that I had not thought of and really captured the artistic essence of my pottery. I've gotten so so many compliments  on my site, how different and more creative it is than traditional ones. 
...the mask image by master graphics artist Richard Mendoza is an elegant memorial...
Carl George, Professor Emeritus, Union College
From a wooden mask of the Rice Goddess, Dewi Sri, created by one of Bali' s great artisans; this figure is used as a book plate for hundreds of books in the collections of Union College, Schenectady, NY. The detailed halo as joined with the mask image by master graphics artist Richard Mendoza is an elegant memorial to Dena Abigail Wood George, founder of the Dance Program at the College.
I was overjoyed! What more could a client wish for?
Teri DeSario, Grammy nominated recording artist
I was looking for a web designer who would not only provide me with a strong, creative website but who would show interest for what I was doing and be able to translate that into a clear yet soulful brand. Rich Mendoza has exceeded my wishes.
Rich got me and got what I wanted to convey. I was overjoyed! What more could a client wish for? Needless to say I was deeply impressed with Rich’s ability to distill ideas into visual mission statements.
Each step of the way, Rich was sensitive to what I wanted and preferred while at the same time was not afraid to suggest something that might clarify, simplify, or just plain be better than what I had conceived. I value this in a creative collaboration. It was always fun to hear what he would come up with. Often he went far and beyond, creating a special touch here and there, elevating the structure or look of a page, even when I thought it was “good enough.” The changes were always remarkable.
Looking at my website again I am just so moved at how beautiful and coherent it is.  Thank you Rich for accompanying a client so well in this process.
Rich has one of the most creative minds I have ever worked with!!
Jon Tave, Tri-State Biologics
In designing my logo, Rich had the vision that I could not put down on paper, with the patience to master exactly  what I was trying to achieve. He is a pleasure to work with and has helped me and my company tremendously!
You went above and beyond.
Bill Canale, Slappm Event Wristbands
I appreciate the design work and your input for my motorcycle and horse racing projects.  When I asked for a couple of ideas, you went above and beyond.  I look forward to working with you in the future.
Graphics that touch, move and inspire...
Arn Ashwood, Culture Drivers
Rich Mendoza has a rare gift. An ability to 'see clear through' - to the essence of people, places and things. And then to present that essence in images, words and graphics that touch, move and inspire people to want to experience what he's revealed. Which is exactly what happens when Rich uses his gift to design your website. People respond. They want to experience you and what you've created.  And, believe me, that's a good feeling.
Although Mendoza had created impressive ad campaigns on a large scale before coming to us, he never eschewed the mom-and-pop ads or small-town print-shop work that is a weekly’s bread and butter. Rather, he created tiny masterpieces.
Melissa Hale-Spencer, editor
The Altamont Enterprise & Albany County Post
Richard Mendoza is creative through and through. He takes on tasks both large and small with equal commitment and aplomb. Mendoza worked for a year at the small weekly newspaper I’ve edited for decades. Although Mendoza had created impressive ad campaigns on a large scale before coming to us, he never eschewed the mom-and-pop ads or small-town print-shop work that is a weekly’s bread and butter. Rather, he created tiny masterpieces. A label he designed for home-bottled grape juice, for example, had the elegance that might be associated with a fine winery. The tickets he created for a local high-school prom had such singular grace that they will be pressed into scrapbooks and kept as forever treasures. Such memorabilia is often called ephemera, no doubt because it is short-lived. Mendoza’s work defies that definition. The care that went into creating it makes it something people want to hold onto.

Mendoza is creative with words as well as graphics. He used the skills he had honed in writing song lyrics to come up, each week, with the best headlines my editorials have ever had. Our second page, which features a strong editorial and original artwork, is the heart of our newspaper, winning many state and even international awards over the years. Mendoza’s headlines — often clever, sometimes searing, always riveting — raised the page to a new high.

Rich Mendoza commits himself fully to whatever task or new challenge he embraces, working to create something unique and memorable.
Rich has an agile mind, a keen eye and a deep repository of images and ideas which he brings in abundance to each project.
Charles Steckler, bricoleur
Rich Mendoza has created many design projects for me – website and graphics - and it is always a pleasure and a revelation working with him. Rich has an agile mind, a keen eye and a deep repository of images and ideas which he brings in abundance to each project. His open, collaborative interview method allowed me to participate in the creation process. In each instance his questions and suggestions engaged me personally in the experience, allowing for feedback and exchange, the happy results being professional quality work that perfectly expressed my goals and design needs.
Rich nailed it!
Capt. Jeff Schneider, StrikeZone Fishing Adventures
Easy, fast and just the way we wanted it. That is the best way to explain working with Rich on our new website. We had an idea of what we wanted and Rich nailed it! Always giving us options and walking us through each step of the process. Even after we were happy with the product he kept tweaking and massaging till it was better than we had hoped. We are very satisfied with the whole process from design to completion!! 
After a couple of attempts at getting a website that suited me, I came across Rich Mendoza and couldn't be happier.
Chris "Teach" McNeil, freestyle motorcycle athlete, 2-time XDL East Coast Champion and 2008 Stuntwars World Champion
After a couple of attempts at getting a website that suited me, I came across Rich Mendoza and couldn't be happier. Rich was easy to work with, and he took my vision and essentially upgraded it to give me a website that not only exceeded my expectations, but met my budget as well. Over the years, Rich has worked closely with me whenever I've needed to make changes or upgrades. I would highly recommend Rich to anyone looking for high quality work at a fair price point - you will get that along with Rich's personal care and attention.  
He is one of the most multi-talented and visionary artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Bob Campbell, creator of PBS-TV series Matinee At The Bijou
I have had the great experience of working with Rich Mendoza on a number of media projects in the past. Bottom line, he is one of the most multi-talented and visionary artists I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  
Rich is an amazing and innovative designer who expresses himself beautifully and brings many talents to the table. I enthusiastically recommend him for any project or creative challenge he would consent to undertake.
I was blown away with what he created for me.
Dr. Thomas Robinson
After building a new office for my dental practice, it was time to build a website that reflected it. After looking over some of the sites of my peers, I found them to be mostly bland, uninspired and not reflective of the doctor they were meant to represent. Generic at best. Based on his reputation I contacted Rich to build my site with the goal of having my website reflect my office, my staff and myself. Who I was. Who we were. I was blown away with what he created for me. He nailed it! I could not be more proud. Well done Rich.