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RICH VALLE

Project Manager

Rich comes to Shannon Leigh with over 20 years of experience in project management and environmental graphic design.  Rich has a degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Illustration from San Jose State University, and started his career at a San Francisco sign company, where he learned everything from fabrication, production, design, installation, and project management. However, his goal has always been to work in environmental graphic design. He has worked on diverse projects – from project programming to construction administration - including implementing interior and exterior signage and wayfinding branding standards for Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and Facebook.   His favorite project was managing signage and wayfinding for an Alaskan Native Medical Center serving over 50 Native tribes both locally and remotely.  The project taught him how collaborative design can aid communication, respect diverse cultures, and promote community wellness.

“I have found that clients don't always base who they work with on the cost of proposal, but also on their level of comfort with you and if they actually enjoy working with you. My main goal on every project is to make sure the client is happy with the final product and the level of service they have received. I’m driven by the desire to be a part of great design that makes a difference in people’s lives.”

EXPERTISE

  • Budget development and project management
  • Vendor and fabrication coordination
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Managing project timelines including RFIs, permits, submittals, and installation management

 

PERSONAL FAVES

Rich loves spending time with his wife and kids.  Originally from the East Bay, he has expanded his territory to include the larger Bay Area and remote locations.  Rich is a fan of graphic illustration, has designed a line of t-shirts, created illustrations for Healthcare and Health and Fitness magazines, and designed posters for nonprofit events.  He’s also a fan of cookies and cream ice cream. 

  • Favorite color: Army green
  • Favorite book: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
  • Favorite TV show: Westworld
  • Favorite movie: Black Panther
  • Favorite song: Purple Rain by Prince