Design

To conceive and plan out in the mind, and devise for a specific function or end.

Photography

The art or process of producing images on a sensitized surface by the action of radiant energy and esp. light.

Illustration

A picture or diagram that helps make something clear.

Art

The conscious use of skill and creative imagination esp. in the production of aesthetic objects.

What The Helf

Curiouser and Curiouser and

Curiouser and Curiouser and
CTO/Founder
Rich Helf

Rich Helf

They called me Rich. The early years... Sculpture, photography, drawing, airbrush, package design, academic suicide. Educational bliss. All financed by an apprenticeship in bookbinding served on the night shift of a midwestern printing company. While the University struggled to understand why I wanted to paint sculpture, or sculpt packaging, breaking things and reconstructing them in previously unseen ways became my norm. And the hair.

Creative Director
Rick Helf

Rick Helf

They called me Rick. The middle years... Super Graphics with Flying colors by day, financed by printing at night in San Francisco. Moving into print production management, while producing conceptual art and drawings for galleries I continued the blending of work and art. While working with San Francisco's top designers to create printed pieces that took the printed sheet to new levels of beauty and complexity, I was encouraged by many in the design community to move full time to design and illustration. Still, great hair.

Lead Designer
Richard Michael Helf

Richard Michael Helf

They called me Richard Michael Helf. At least the TSA did. Otherwise I could no longer fly. You can call me Rick. RightSide Imaging was formed in 1991 just at the time computers were becoming powerful enough to be creative tools. Printing processes combined with airbrush, illustration, photography and very early computer adoption resulted in years of groundbreaking work. Now the studio, a hybbrid under the HELF brand, continues. Years of curiosity, risk taking and linking disparate elements for new design solutions fold together with emerging technology. Letterpresses now sit next to 3D printers that sit next to large format printers. As the next generation of Helf's (Helves?) move into the design field, I am no less curious than before. Oh... and the hair.

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