Richard Hinkle, the founder of Group Five West, hails from Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. After a brief stint in the U.S. Air Force, he found himself drawn to the welcoming quality of life offered by the state of Arkansas and its people. After completing his Air Force service, Richard returned to New Jersey and decided to pursue his passion for art.
He enrolled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, focusing on graphic design. Post-graduation, Richard gained valuable experience working for several small agencies in the Philadelphia area, representing esteemed clients such as RCA Victor Corporation, Smith Kline & French, and New Holland Farm Manufacturing Company.
With his keen creative insight, methodical problem-solving abilities, and strong technical skills, Richard paved the way for Group Five West to establish a remarkable portfolio of successful client relationships.