Rain City West is extremely excited to announce that long time family pal, Rick Cooper, has joined the RCW crew as Head Printer. We actually did a little dance when he agreed to step on board. Here’s a little bit more about Rick:
RCW: What is your name?
Rick: Rick Cooper
RCW: Where are you from?
Rick: Serious? I’m from Kent, WA. The motherland, the mecca where we all became friends.
RCW: Where did you learn to screen print?
Rick: I learned from Damion Hayes, back when I was working at the Yard.
RCW: What is the Yard?
Rick: The Yard was a screen print shop that Dave Ho, Damion Hayes, and myself created around 2004. It was a shop down by the stadiums. We would work on our own projects as well as do custom work. It was a good time.
RCW: Did you guys have tons of parties there?
Rick: No not really. We had one party called Shirt Wars where we brought in all these different t-shirt designers to showcase their work. It was a big success. We even got a beer sponsor for that party. Like I said – It was a good time.
RCW: So what have you been doing since the Yard?
Rick: I ran my own handyman business for many years. Now I am managing an apartment building and I’m the sales manager for Sausage Skateboards and clothing. And of course, I’m also working here.
RCW: What brings you back to screen printing?
Rick: Uhh you asked me. Seriously – I want to do something that I enjoy, something that will break up the grind. I also am happy to help Dave and Lori grow their business.
RCW: So a lot of the folks that work here have their own creative projects going. Do you have one?
Rick: Actually I do. It is my own club called the Hang Out Boyz. I’ve made a few shirts for it. It is going to be HUGE.
Thanks Rick! If you want to know more about Rick – you can find him on Facebook.