Rick Stephens Murphy

Rick Stephens Murphy

Creative Director

Author Richard Stephens

I tell stories.

Rick combines a deep love of storytelling with over 35 years of small business management and marketing experience. A creative visionary searching for the hidden story behind the brand.

I believe in creating quality content that identifies with and builds your brand story.”

After 35 years in Los Angeles, Rick now tells his tales and enjoys the finicky weather of Portland, Maine. As they say:

“If you can’t take the wintah, you don’t deserve the Summah…”

Expertise & Skills

Expertise & Skills:
• Brand Evaluation & Development
• Print to Digital Marketing
• Web Design
• Web Content
• Blog Writing
• Email Marketing
• Resume & Personal Brand
• Graphic Design
• E-book Design & Publishing
• Product Descriptions

Why Work With Us?

Over 35 Years Experience

Business Management & Marketing 

6 Published books

Author of Salty Tails Mysteries & Rusty Nails Noir Shorts Stories  

Happy Clients

I believe every client is special, regardless of the project size

Jes Rick

Rick is happily married to his editor and best friend, Jes. He is an avid sailor, loves music, hockey, and home brew beer. You can follow his brewing adventures on Instagram @SaltyTalesBrewing. 

Rick is a huge supporter of the New England music scene through his Corp. Granite Coast Entertainment. 

  • Dr. Kyle Murphy

    Dr. Kyle Murphy

    I've had the pleasure of working with Rick for several years at multiple companies. He is a strong utilitarian player that does whatever it takes to hit goals and complete marketing projects. Ricks flare for writing and expressing stories through words has been a vital skill for building brands and gaining loyal customers.

    Dr. Kyle Murphy
  • Joe Doyon

    Joe Doyon

    I have worked with Rick for a couple of years now on a freelance basis. He is a class act and really wants his clients to be successful. Rick is a great storyteller who really takes the time to understand you and your content. I highly recommend Rick for any writing or content marketing needs you might have!

    Joe Doyon
    Sr. Director of Brand Experience │ Experiential Marketer │Engagement Builder
  • Mary E. Regan

    Mary E. Regan

    Rick worked to help further publicize blues musicians via his Granite Coast Entertainment internet radio music show. The Maine Blues Society appreciated his efforts in assisting them with this. Rick really appreciates music and artists and is a wonderful promoter.

    Mary E. Regan
  • Jim Adorney

    Jim Adorney

    I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Rick. He's a talented writer and creative thinker, with an ability to think outside the box. His wealth of knowledge and experience allow him to quickly understand his client, their objectives and how to best reach their audience. He's a great listener and collaborator, with a wonderful down-to-earth approachability. He delivers work that's smart and professional and always has his client's best interest in mind. I couldn't be happier with the work Rick has done for me and look forward to working with him again.

    Jim Adorney
    Owner, Creative Director at Adorney Design