About Me


My name is Rick Plasters
I am the founder of RP Design, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. I am a freelance graphic designer and have been providing ideas that work, successfully articulating communication strategies for 30+ years. My clientele includes Corporations, Universities and Colleges, Companies and Organizations and individuals with a need to establish a lasting positive image and communication.
I received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. My graphic designs have been recognized with many awards during my 30+ years in the industry.

Over the years I have paid close attention to details on just about anything that I would do. I consider myself to be a perfectionist at things that I do.

In 2015, I continued to do Graphic Design, but took up drawing again, I have not drawn anything since my college days.

Professional SCRATCHBOARD ART refers to both a medium, and an illustrative technique using sharp tools for etching into a thin layer of smooth absorbent white kaolin clay that is surface coated with black India ink. Scratchboards can be used to yield highly detailed, precise and varied textured artworks that are unsurpassed by other mediums.

My passion for details is brought out in my illustrations using Scratchboards. I consider my level of drawing to be a "God Given Talent" and passion. I love recognizing the details of animals, birds and other subjects.

Usually working on several bodies of work concurrently, I focus on details, commiting hours to produce a work of art. The perspectives of this professional style will draw you into this unique technique and talent.

Using a variety of materials and techniques for each individual piece of Scratchboard Art, I sustain excellence in creativity that is reliable and validated. The subject matter of each customized body of work determines the material selection and the form of the work as a Scratchboard Artistry.

A brief history of me

Graphic Designer/Artist

I have been providing Graphic Design services for over thirty+ years
and offer services for printed graphics or web integrated graphic
solutions for departments, products and services.

In 2015 I took on the challenge of picking up a pencil to start a career in drawing. I create works in a variety of mediums, but my specialty is the unique medium of Scratchboard. Feel free to check out some of my works in my gallery section of the site.