A consultant in corporate brand strategy, events marketing and promotion, Richard Becker has enjoyed a successful career based on his core skills in graphic design. After receiving a BFA from Pratt Institute, he began his career in publication design, most notably at Esquire magazine and then as Art Director of New Times magazine. Shifting to the corporate sphere, he was a principal in several successful design agencies, including Becker-Hockfield Design Associates and Em-Space, Inc. In 1997 he joined Ernst & Young LLP as National Design Director and later became Americas Brand Compliance Leader. He launched his consulting practice in 2009.