About rick decosta

Special Powers

  • Marketo Certified Expert and Champion
  • Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Web/Print Design
  • Film + Digital Photography
  • Video Production
  • Marketing Operations and Automation
  • Google Analytics Reporting
  • Social Media Marketing

Platforms and Programs

  • Marketo - Marketing Automation Software
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Acrobat, + More)
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Google Analytics
  • Salesforce
  • Hubspot
  • Mailchimp
  • Kentico CMS
  • Squarespace
  • Constant Contact
  • Wistia, Vimeo, YouTube, Brightcove

Education

Montserrat College of Art
BFA, Graphic Design
2008 - 2010

Northern Essex Community College
Associate's Graphic Design
Certificate Desktop Publishing

About 

I received my Bachelor's in Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. For the past five years, I have worked as a Marketing Professional within the Boston area. I have performed many tasks such as email marketing, database segmentation, content design, project management, SEO, PPC advertising, video editing, photography and more. 

Before my position's in Marketing, I held a 9 month internship with Q2 Sports & Entertainment, a talent agency out of New York City and Miami. I worked as a production artist directly with the President of the organization, creating email marketing campaigns, video animations, and creative advertisements for the agencies top clients. Some of those clients included professional NFL players, Olympic gold medalists, and celebrities such as Pauly Shore and the cast of MTV's the Real World.  

Along with my design work, I am also a freelance portrait and landscape photographer.  My photography work has been showcased in publications and exhibitions including Montserrat's ArtRageous! Art Auction (Artist Exhibition), Fotoblur Magazine (Print Publication), The Harvard Business School Association of Boston (Alumni Website), and featured as the main background images of Marketo's marketing automation platform.  

When I'm not focusing on work, I like to travel and work on my personal photography, catch a Red Sox or Celtics game, snowboard in New Hampshire's White Mountains, and spend time with my friends and family.