Richard Brian McNeill
In the business of bridging artwork and culture to build relationships and inspire the world.
BFA – Photography (candidate); Graduating Spring 2018
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
Associate Degree Liberal Arts (Arts and Humanities); Graduated Spring 2016 with Honors
West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
Related Coursework: Portraiture, Studio Lighting, Intermediate Digital Photo, History of Photography, and New Media
Projects and Gallery Shows:
It Is Who You Know
- A collaboration to assemble a bicycle fabricated and illustrated by the community, accompanied by portrait work.
The Printing of a Culture; The Culture of Print: San Jose State University in the Black Gallery, February 2018
- Solo exhibition featuring a series of work highlighting the depth of the bicycle culture through the printing process.
National Donut Day: West Valley College, June 2015
- Photographic essay from ten doughnut shops on National Donut Day, presented in black and white.
The Gumball Series: West Valley College, December 2014
- Artistic look at the nostalgic beauty of the gumball machine.
Sales, Price Ford, Port Angeles, WA. April 2014 – October 2014
- Focus on customer satisfaction and professionalism in the sale and delivery of new and used vehicles.
- Provided a quality service throughout the entire sales process, and adept in product knowledge.
Tile and Stone Fabricator, Andrew’s Third Generation Tile, San Jose, CA. January 2011 – March 2014
- Journeyman tile setter on residential remodels in bathrooms, kitchens, and other living areas; Constructed showers, floors, decks, fire places, counter tops, and more.
- Material management, time management, problem solving, attention to detail and strong finish.
Barista, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, Santa Clara, CA. 1994 – 2001, 2002 – 2004
- Created delicious coffee and espresso drinks in a timely manner and provided a unique customer experience.
Photoshop, Lightroom, Lighting systems and techniques
The Metro in San Jose, Voices Magazine of West Valley College, The Daily Telegraph in The United Kingdom