Ronald Riksen is a Graphic Design professor at Kendal College of Art and Design. He has been a faculty member since 1971, during which time he has served as Chair of Graphic Design and Illustration programs as well as the Interim Dean of the College. Beyond this position, Riksen also owns and operates a free-lance graphic design and advertising business. Some of his clients have included American Seating, Arthur Anderson, Conveyor Logic, Everett Piano, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Howard Miller Clock, KCAD, Kraft, National Nail, Perrigo, Rite Aid, Tropicana, United Way, Yamaha, Windquest, and Zondervan Publishing. Riksen has been recognized with numerous awards for his design abilities and as served as a judge for local, state, and national competitions.