Hank RichardsonAtlanta, GA
Hank Richardson chairs the design and Electronic/Digital Art Program at Portfolio Center in Atlanta, one of America's most highly rated design schools.
Hank Richardson has been associated with The Portfolio Center (PC) since the early 1990s. Like many PC teachers, he began by teaching a course here and a course there, never intending to make teaching his career, much less his life. When he was named President and Dean of Students in 1999, Richardson was officially able to spread the love throughout the Portfolio Center. "In its history, this school has only had two presidents," he says. "Gemma Gatti held the office for 24 years and is now CEO. She is a person of tremendous vision, no question. She and I both guide and caretake the values of the Portfolio Center—and each day, I value this more."