Raymond grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his degree in Art from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He worked his way through college by serving as a digital technician for Camera Ready, one of Hawaii’s premier digital pre-press operations at the time. He also worked part-time as the in-house photographer and graphic designer at the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration. Upon graduation, he became a Studio Artist at Laird Christianson Advertising, where he worked on projects for Hilo Hattie, Kraft Foods and Marriott Hotels, to name a few. In 2005, he made the decision to relocate to the Bay Area with Susan, and soon joined the creative team at NVIDIA, which brought him into the world of cutting edge visual computing and computer graphics. As part of NVIDIA’s creative marketing team, Ray first specialized in trade show graphics. Before long, recognition of his exceptional technical skills, creative artistry and professional reliability led to his assignment as NVIDIA’s sole in-house photographer, a position he has now held for seven years. In 2011, he began working with NVIDIA’s video team. He now splits his time between photo and video projects for NVIDIA during the day, while lending his skills to Yuen Designs in his spare time.
Ray can capture the sleek lines of a revolutionary new product, the electric excitement of a promotion event, or the dignified assurance of an experienced executive. He works with the most camera-shy of individuals as well as seasoned professional models. Ray has experience creating visuals for a wide variety of organizations, from small businesses through multinational corporations.
Trained in art, photography, videography and post-production methods, Ray captures images with an experienced artist’s eye, ears, and instincts. His day job at a leading high-tech company has taught him how to produce and deliver images that meet the highest of technical standards for print and electronic platforms, under the tightest of deadlines.
A veteran of the fast-paced Silicon Valley environment, Ray wastes no time. With his training in traditional photography techniques, he gets the shot right in camera, minimizing the need for Photoshop. He has a knack for figuring out practical solutions on set, but understands when a digital solution would be more efficient.
In his spare time, Ray enjoys video games, woodworking and cooking for large groups. Trained in sculpture (metal work and ceramics), he finds great satisfaction in building things with form and function with his hands, and his versatile general “handyman” skills enable him to fabricate solutions to all types of challenges on set and in life.