Rich Silverstein grew up in New York and attended Parsons School of Design.
His career has included art director positions at Rolling Stone Magazine, Bozelle & Jacobs, McCann/Erikson, Foote, Cone and Belding and Ogilvy & Mather, all in San Francisco. Rich, Jeff Goodby and Andy Berlin founded the agency in 1983. Rich’s advertising and design awards include Golden Pencils, Golden Lions and Gold Effies. He has been named Adweek Creative Director of the Year twice, as well as Agency Executive of the Year along with partner Jeff Goodby on Adweek’s National Creative All-Star Team. He is an inductee in the New York Art Director’s Hall of Fame and the One Club. Rich’s public service includes sitting on the boards of the Golden Gate National Park Association and the USA Cycling Federation.