Creative solutions

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Richard Jividen has a proven track record in creative communication design and marketing with over more than 30 years in the field.

For more than 20 years Richard worked as director of marketing and creative services at several colleges and university in Colorado. In that roll he oversaw the development and implementation of design concepts and creative visual solutions to reinforce and strengthen brand awareness and identity, managed print and marketing budgets and supervised in-house staff along with contract designers and photographers.

After years of working "in house," Richard stepped outside, creating his own firm in 2011. As principal designer and owner of TEN2design, Richard built a company specializing in creative design and consulting services that support and strengthen brand identity for a variety of clients.

Recognizing the importance of building and maintaining a strong brand presence, Richard brings insight and best practices to create marketing tools that reflect an organization’s mission and achieves their marketing goals.

Partial Client List

9+2 Agency

Arts Together

Barolo Grill

Bradford Real Estate

Chow Morso Osteria

Clemson University

Clemson University Press

Colorado Business Roundtable

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Community College of Denver

Emily Griffith Technical College

The Geigle Law Firm


Metropolitan State University of Colorado

New Thinkers

Public Higher Education Legislative Advocacy Professionals

Study Colorado

Sweet Sippin'


“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

— William James

UCDA Foundation | Founded in 2005, the UCDA Foundation provides support that enables UCDA to accomplish far more than it can alone. UCDA Foundation funds special initiatives and programming and expands organizational opportunities to increase awareness of UCDA, its members, and the role they play in promoting education.

Board of Directors, 2005–2023
President, 2010–2020

University & College Designers Association | UCDA, the only design association created specifically for educational institutions, inspires designers and design educators working in North America and around the world. UCDA recognizes, rewards and values its members by providing quality, relevant and focused programming and networking opportunities in intimate and engaging environments.

Board of Directors, 2000–2007
President, 2003, 2006

Project WISE | Project WISE provided support services for families moving from welfare to work and families with low incomes. Well known in the Denver the Denver area for their work to empower women facing economic challenges to achieve their individual goals and positively impact their community.

Board of Directors, 2011–2013
Treasurer, 2012-2013

Project Angel Heart | Project Angel Heart has been improving the health and wellbeing of people with life-threatening illnesses since 1991. By preparing and delivering medically tailored meals and promoting the power of food as medicine, the Denver community is healthier, happier and stronger. 

Kitchen Volunteer, 2016–2017


Explore my previous projects

No matter the task, I am dedicated to finding solutions that work for my clients and help them attain results. Here are a few of clients I've had the privilege to partner with and a short list of the work completed.

  • Barolo Grill

    Barolo Grill

    Brand refresh

  • Clemson University Press

    Clemson University Press

    Book design, identity development

  • StudyColorado


    Publication design

  • ChowMorso Osteria

    ChowMorso Osteria

    Identity development and business package creation, signage, print design

  • The Geigle Law Firm

    The Geigle Law Firm

    Identity development, business package creation



    Identity refresh, web redesign, brand standards implementation, publication design, signage, brand DNA creation

  • Denver Education Attainment Network

    Denver Education Attainment Network

    Identity development and web design, business package creation, publication, annual report design

  • San Juan Strains

    San Juan Strains

    Brand refresh, product manifest, web site and advertising design

  • Sweet Sippin'

    Sweet Sippin'

    Identity development, print collateral, signage

  • SelvaSur


    Identity development, package, point-of-sale design


What some recent clients say about their experience with me

I might be biased. Take it from my clients.

Inta Morris

"The Colorado Department of Higher Education has worked with Richard at TEN2design for more than 10 years and have been consistently impressed with his creativity, professionalism and responsiveness. Even when we don’t know exactly what we want, Richard manages to put our vague ideas and concepts into the perfect product, whether it be a one-page publication or a multi-page community report."

Inta Morris

Chief Advocacy and Outreach Officer | Colorado Department of Higher Eductaion

John Morgenstern

"If you’re looking for a custom design that will truly honor the content of a book, look no farther than TEN2design. Richard’s a real professional; he delivers striking designs that take into account first and foremost the reader experience."

John Morgenstern

Director | Clemson University Press

Keo Frazier

"TEN2design has been a great partner since 2011. Richard's experience and creativity bring value to the table, whether working for an individual, a small team or a large company. He is always professional and accommodating, which makes whatever project we're working on a positive and successful one."

Keo Frazier

Brand Experience Strategist | KEOS Marketing

Brad Lewis

"Richard is a true professional at his craft. He easily transferred my wishes into reality and respected my previous designs and image. The result was exactly what I wanted but with his improvements placed upon all aspects of our design and marketing. He is constantly helping us improve our market image and we are forever appreciative of his work."

Brad Lewis

Owner/Broker | Bradford Real Estate

Therese Ivancovich

"Ten2Design has been a great partner for DEAN. Richard is a great thought partner, creative and very responsive. He helped us develop our brand, create marketing collateral and continues to support our marketing and design needs. I strongly recommend Richard Jividen and Ten2Design."

Therese Ivancovich

Executive Director | Denver Education Attainment Network (DEAN)

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