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Richard Keyes

Art Center At Night
Grad Industrial Design
Integrated Studies


Richard Keyes has worked for clients as diverse as Warner Brothers Records, Guess Jeans, the Los Angeles Housing Department, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As a color consultant, his clients include Empire Berol, BIC, and Avery Dennison. He has been teaching at Art Center since 1990, specializing in color theory, design principles and narrative structure. He has appeared on National Public Radio, published a DVD: "Color Theory: The Mechanics of Color," and teaches workshops at Disney Studios. He is currently a Color & Story consultant at Nokia.


M.Ed Pasadena City College
B.F.A. Art Center College of Design 1987 Graphic/Packaging


Keyes Design
Steven Jacobs
Former designer
Fulton & Green
Former designer
The Graphics Studio
Former designer
CSU Los Angeles
Former instructor
Los Angeles Valley Community College, UCLA Extension
Former instructor


Warner Bros. Records
Atlantic Richfield
Guess? Jeans
Convergent Technologies
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Empire Berol (color consulting)
Los Angeles Housing Department
Parson''s Engineering
Disney Consumer Products
Disney Feature Animation


Adv Game-Writing Studio
Color Theory for Entertainment
Color and Story
Design 2
Entertainment Graphics
GS: Graphic Novel Project
GS: The Odyssey
GS:Portfolio Development
IS: Color
IS: Color and Lighting
IS: Faces of the YouTubers
IS: Little Mermaid
IS: Story Scenes
IS: Tails on the Loose
IS: Visual Development
IS:Charlie&Chocolate Factory
IS:Short Graphic Novel
IS:Story & Visual Develpmnt
IS:Story for Visual Develpmnt
IS:Visual Devel for Animation
Story in a Picture
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