Rick Gavos received his BFA in communication design in 1975 from Texas Tech University. Prior to forming Gavos+Helms Design in 1991, he was a senior designer with HarrisonSimmons for three and a half years. Before joining HarrisonSimmons, Rick was a principal in Lively, Gavos and Associates for eight years. His design work has spanned some three decades in the Dallas area. Over the years, he has worked with some of the most prestigious corporations in the southwest, including The LTV Corporation, The Southland Corporation, TGI Friday’s, The Associates Corporation of North America, The Western Company, UCCEL Corporation, and many others.

His work has been recognized internationally by such shows as Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, The New York Art Directors Show, Print Casebooks, and The AR100. Rick is a founding member and past board director of AIGA/Texas. He is a current member of AIGA/Dallas, The Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Modern Museum of Fort Worth.

Rick recently completed a Master of Fine Arts in visual communication from Texas A&M University-Commerce.