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Richard hails from Tulsa. He has earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Stanford. (Go Sooners and Cardinal!) Before starting Pied Piper, he worked for Hooli as a part time software developer. While his work focuses on applied information theory, mostly optimizing lossless compression schema of both the length-limited and adaptive variants, his non-work interests range widely, everything from quantum computing to chaos theory. He could tell you about it, but THAT would NOT be a “length-limited” conversation!

LinkedIn 10/2016 — Present

UI/UX Designer

Pied Piper is a multi-platform technology based on a proprietary universal compression algorithm that has consistently fielded high Weisman Scores™ that are not merely competitive, but approach the theoretical limit of lossless compression.


  • Build an algorithm for artist to detect if their music was violating copy right infringement laws
  • Successfully won Techcrunch Disrupt
  • Optimized an algorithm that holds the current world record for Weisman Scores 9/2015 — 10/2016

Visual Designer

Chico Natural Foods Co-op 9/2013 — 9/2015

Graphic Designer

CSU Chico 2011 — 2013

Communication Design

Butte Community College 2009 — 2011

Multimedia Studies

User Experience

  • User Research & Testing
  • Web Analytics
  • Communication with Stakeholders

Graphic Design

  • Branding & Marketing
  • Exporting for Print & Web
  • Photography and Art Direction

Fine Art

  • Traditional Realism
  • Digital Illustration

Game Design & Development

  • Goofing around in Unity
  • World Building
  • VR Gaming

Visual Art

  • Concept Art
  • Animation
  • Illustration

Showing an aptitude for communicating complex concepts simply, clearly, and effectively and a reverence for deadlines and accountability, Suzy quickly became integral to most of our campaigns and projects. She interfaced well with co-workers, customers, the Board of Directors, and the Management Team. Her work ethic set a benchmark for other employees and her thoughtful insights were an invaluable asset to our team.

— Dylan Tellesen, CNFC

I have had the pleasure of working with Suzy on our checkout revamp. She came to all our meetings with an enthusiasm, curiosity, and a lot of great questions. Without a doubt she's been a tremendous asset to the project and has been critical in finding not so obvious edge cases and in getting this shipped. I wholeheartedly endorse Suzy as a UX designer that anyone would be lucky to have on their project!

— Robbie Reaves,