Meet a Useful Human – Ricky Good

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“It was very refreshing to see that the mindset of being useful was deeply ingrained into this firm’s bedrock.”

Meet Ricky Good

Born, raised, and at present residing in Houston, Texas, Ricky Good has a BFA in Graphic Design from The College of Louisiana at Lafayette. Initially out of school, Good was employed as an illustrator, creating designs for reward merchandise in Las Vegas inns. After that, he labored as a graphic designer for a number of totally different corporations and spent a couple of years freelancing earlier than touchdown a job at a design company that focuses on WordPress.

Good is a Multimedia Designer with Nexcess and has been on this place for simply over a yr. His work spans making updates and design modifications to the web site, designing backdrops and collateral for commerce reveals, creating graphics for social media, movies and movement graphics, and writing and producing commercials.

Why did you be part of Liquid Internet?

A pal of mine instructed me Nexcess was on the lookout for a designer. After trying into it, I came upon how a lot Nexcess and Liquid Internet match with my mindset and ethos about constructing on open-source platforms and being very engaged, useful, and pleasant. Beforehand, I had handled many different internet hosting corporations on behalf of shoppers, and I knew how vital having a proactive and engaged stance was for a internet hosting firm. It was very refreshing to see that the mindset of being useful was deeply ingrained into this firm’s bedrock.

What attracts you to the internet hosting business as a profession?

I didn’t initially even give it some thought since my occupation as a designer usually leads me to work with internet hosting corporations reasonably than for them. Beforehand, my impression of internet hosting corporations was not too favorable – or on the very least, I didn’t typically imbue them with a way of persona or heat till I got here throughout Liquid Internet and Nexcess.

Is there one thing particular about Liquid Internet you simply love?

My group is distant, however I really feel linked to everybody and the corporate. The sense of neighborhood extends to everybody within the firm. That could be a uncommon factor lately.

What’s your favourite half in regards to the firm tradition at Liquid Internet?

Everyone seems to be comfortable to be right here and loves their work.

In your eyes, what’s the distinction between Liquid Internet and different employers?

The worth that the corporate places on each its staff and their prospects is an actual key distinction.

What’s the largest milestone you’ve completed?

I’ve been actually pleased with the commercials I’ve produced for Nexcess.

We’ve all been open to having anybody and everybody pitch concepts and ideas, and a few of these concepts have been seeded by issues that have been simply an preliminary sketch of an concept. We then decide how the concept and messaging match with the tone of our branding and the final persona of the corporate as an entire. It’s been fascinating to seek out the best stability of particularly outlining what we do vs. giving folks a taste of who we’re.

In fact, our persona has to return via all these speaking factors, so producing the majority of the inventive route in-house helps us collectively uncover core messaging that we would not have ever discovered in any other case.

Inform us about an incredible buyer expertise you have got had at Liquid Internet.

We’re at present in post-production with a video that may be a buyer testimonial for Nexcess. On reviewing the footage, I used to be blown away by how a lot they may simply discuss Nexcess and the way a lot the shared Liquid Internet mannequin of being useful and having consultants accessible had, in some ways, reworked his enterprise and alleviated his stress.

What are you recognized for at Liquid Internet? What do folks particularly come to you for?

I’m comfy producing ideas and concepts and iterating these concepts rapidly. I kind of have a broad background in several types of design. I’m unsure how that interprets into how others understand me, however I hope it means I’m open to tackling absolutely anything.

What’s one factor you would like our prospects knew about their internet hosting?

That we do actually care about their web site and their enterprise.

Work apart, what are a few of your hobbies?

I play guitar and make music. True to the know-how theme, I take advantage of each an analog and digital sign (MIDI) for my guitar and run the whole lot via a pc utilizing digital devices and digital results.

What’s your favourite TV present?

Proper now, I’m actually having fun with Ted Lasso. Different favorites are Barry, Westworld, The Rehearsal, Arrested Growth, and Final Man on Earth.

What’s your favourite app?

I’ve discovered myself going again and spending extra time on Reddit. The flexibility to up and downvote content material and feedback makes for a way more fascinating and optimistic platform.

Should you may have dinner with one well-known particular person [dead or alive], who would it not be?

​​Joseph Campbell. His guide, “The Hero’s Journey,” and the concept of the Monomyth have been actually influential to me.

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