Rikesh Khanna

Creative & Design Director

Leader, thinker and maker. Creative and design veteran.

Rikesh (Rick) Khanna is an experienced and award-winning Creative Director. He is a one-man band; meaning a multi-tooled creative who can traverse between ad campaigns and highly complex digital UX/UI. He’s a hands-on maker who can not only develop the idea, but has the technical know-how to execute – such as design, direct, edit, animate and build. Rick Khanna has experience working on large brand engagements and detailed digital experiences. He has directed both video and photo shoots as well as being a conceptual thinker and leader.

He is client-facing with many years of presentation and relationship-building experience. He is comfortable and confident dealing with internal and external stakeholders. Rick is a team leader of internal designers and copywriters while still being hands-on in the work.

Rick has extensive digital product design experience in Figma as well as all the major Adobe applications. His digital expertise is enhanced by the ability to code HTML/CSS while understanding the capabilities and limitations of digital products. This wide skillset has allowed Rick to be a leader and a credible advocate for both creative and engineering.

Rick Khanna is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He’s a father of two, a content junkie, an avid Atlanta sports fan, an intermediate Pickleballer, a youth basketball coach, a business and tech enthusiast, and an overall chill dude :)

Experience

  • Creative Director Octagon, Interpublic Group
  • Design Director Goods & Services
  • Associate Creative Director Ansira
  • VP, Creative Director Edelman
  • Associate Creative Director Razorfish, Publicis Groupe
  • Senior Art Director Nurun, Publicis Worldwide

Brands

AT&T, Airbnb, Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Beazer Homes, BMW, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Dell, Gas South, Georgia Power, Hilton Hotels, J.P.Morgan, Kaiser Permanente, Nespresso, Nestle Boost, Olive Garden, Papa Johns, Philips, Piedmont Park, Red Hare Brewing, SeaWorld, UnitedHealthcare, Yamaha