Personal Information

  • Name: Ralph Richbourg
  • Address: San Jose, California
  • Phone: 408.806.6517
  • Email:

Profesional Profile

Over 20 years of experience in designing, creating and producing logos, illustrations, user interfaces and websites.

I can offer a strong visual presence and clear communication to your organization. I have a proven record of successful user interface designs. Over 8 products I have created the interface for, have been nominated for industry awards, 2 products have won Editor's Choice awards.

I always make it my mission to obtain a strong understanding of the task at hand. I will offer clean, professional, and well-designed solutions. I am a problem solver.

Designed dozens of professional logos for many industries including sports teams, restaurants, entertainment firms, and software companies. One of my most recognizable designs is the San Jose SaberCats Professional Arena Football team logo.

  • 20+ years’ experience in graphic design/illustration
  • Expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Project management skills from concept to completion (currently using Agile process with Atlassian JIRA & Confluence)

Work Experience

March 2012 - Present

Senior Graphic Designer, UI/UX

PACE Anti-Piracy, Full-Time

PACE Anti-Piracy offers a licensing and software protection platform for software publishers. The hardware component is called the iLok.

  • Design and maintain corporate brand, logo and identity
  • UI/UX (Stand alone application and web portals)
  • Balsamiq mockups
  • iLok hardware design and packaging (3rd Generation iLok)
  • Email campaign design and execution
  • Website design (3 separate sites)
  • Manual design & authoring
  • Final production art

January 2003 – March 2012

Senior Graphic Designer, UI/UX

McDowell Signal Processing (McDSP), Full-Time

McDSP makes high-end professional recording and mixing audio software.

  • Design and maintain corporate brand, logo and identity
  • UI/UX (over 20 products)
  • Product logos
  • Promotional material (brochures, t-shirts, posters, signs, etc.)
  • Website design
  • Advertising (photography, layout, production, ad placement)
  • Trade-show presentations (booth design, presentation design and performance)
  • Final production art

8 products were nominated for industry awards, including the NAMM TEC Award, Sound on Sound Award, and the Resolution Magazine Quality and Innovation award.

Since 1996 - Present

Owner, Freelance Graphic Designer, & Illustrator

Richbourg Design & Illustration

Responsible for creating logo design concepts, roughs, prototypes and final products for clients.

Client List:

  • YUKI Express - Japanese Restaurant, San Jose, CA
  • Old Dogs, New Sticks - Silicon Valley Men's Hockey Team
  • Sonoma Chicken Coop - California Cousine Restaurant, San Jose, CA
  • Platinum Samples, drum emulation software
  • The Dolphin Institute - Hawaii
  • Electronic Arts
  • Quicktime VR - Apple Computer
  • Inside Intel Video Production- Intel
  • Aviation Fuel Video - Chevron
  • Fluid Dynamics Interactive - Stanford University
  • Cat in the Hat Interactive - Universal Pictures
  • AMD - Santa Clara, CA
  • Applied Materials - Santa Clara, CA
  • DigiDesign - Palo Alto, CA
  • McDSP - Mountain View, CA
  • Beadissimo - Retail Store, San Francisco, CA
  • Bark in the Park - San Jose, CA

Before 2003

Art Director, Senior Graphic Designer

Terry Smith Creations, Full-Time

Responsible for creating logo design concepts, roughs, prototypes and final products for clients.

List of clients:

  • San Jose Saber Cats - Professional Arena Football Team
  • San Francisco Giants - Major League Baseball Team
  • San Francisco 49ers - National Football League
  • San Jose Sharks - National Hockey League
  • San Jose Pavillion (Arena)
  • Benefit Basketball Association
  • San Jose Cyber Rays - Womens Professional Soccer Team
  • Stanford University - Men's Basketball Team
  • Atari Games
  • Ballet San Jose
  • Play Ball! Athletic Company
  • Sports Focus - KICU Television
  • Game 7 - Athletic Apparel
  • Rod Squad- Logo for a line of toys
  • Sports Potential - Athletic Skills Testing
  • The Perry Foundation - Non-Profit


1991 - 1993

San Jose State University

B.S. Graphic Design, Illustration Emphasis

Focus on design concepts and computer execution. Courses taken included, Corporate Design, Editorial Illustration, Children's Book Illustration, Typography, Drawing, Life Drawing, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Computer Design.


My Approach

  • I am a problem solver
  • The better I understand and am involved in the decision making, the better the project turns out
  • I believe in energizing my team to be the best they can be
  • I'm not afraid to redo work, I view it as an opportunity to do even better
  • I love to learn and grow
  • I promote and cherish the creative process

Technical Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC

20+ years

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop CC

20+ years

User Interface, User Experience

User Interface, User Experience

15+ Years


Html & Css

20+ years



20+ Years

Drawing & Illustration

Drawing & Illustration

20+ years

Contact Me

San Jose, California
Tel: 408.806.6517