Richard Schneider is a creative person at his core. With this in mind, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in inter-arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, allowing him to study theatre, art, dance, film, and music.
He has spent the last decade and a half as a freelance graphic designer creating print and web content for various enterprises.
He most recently authored The 40 Day Hero’s Journey (writing as Richard Leipold Schneider), available on Amazon. To augment user experience, he presents fictional stories that follow The 40 Day Hero’s Journey on his weekly podcast of the same title.
Richard is a Chicago area resident with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Jessica (currently away at college). He hails from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where he developed his love for the theatre and the outdoors.
Q&A with Richard
Where I grew up: Sheboygan, WI
My family: Wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Jessica
My favorite music: Film scores
My favorite foods: Too many to list
My favorite cocktail: Guinness
What I like to do in my spare time: Fishing
My first job: At age 15, I was a Junior Counselor for a recreation department summer playground.
Something no one would believe about me: I managed a nightclub for eight months.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.