Rick McCawley is a Photographer, Design Thinker and Professor of Graphic Design at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
As a diver from age 14 Rick has made over 2000 dives.
In 13 years as a staff photographer for the Miami Herald (1980-1993), he was shot at during riots, dove to capture the first photos of the rediscovered treasure ship Nuestra Señora de Atocha with Mel Fischer the day it was rediscovered, and lived in a trailer photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew (part of the public service Pulitzer Prize team).
Other favorite assignments include shooting the Miami Dolphins, the first space shuttle launch, and four Presidents and the Pope. His photos have appeared in Time, NY Times and countless other publications.
Rick is a publisher of over 28 books on Graphic Design, Photography, and Fine Art, his latest books include an Underwater Photography Guide book he is publishing through a Kick Starter Project.
His consulting firm Digital Renaissance specializes in training and creating digital arts curriculum for Universities in the Southeast U.S.
Rick has an MA in photography from Barry University and an MFA in Graphic Design fromFlorida Atlantic University.