August 26, 2022

Same Story, New Chapter

Meet Judge Rucker

Let’s start by getting to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Dallas and went to Booker T. Washington Arts School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Did a year at UNT then transferred to a private art school, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, to study communication design in advertising with a minor in web design and UI/UX in 2013. My dog’s name is Bessie, she looks like a cow and has a heart shaped spot. She is my shadow. I’ve moved around and kept finding my way back to Dallas, Texas. I have 10 years of art direction and design under my belt. I’ve have experience in CRM, branding, shopper and motion ad industries. Cycling is my other passion. I am an amateur racer, organizer and timer. If I’m not behind my laptop I’m out exploring.

What’s something you love to do?

Pro-Am Cycling and being an event timer and organizer for running and cycling events. I also love beer.

What’s your favorite place?

On my bike riding around. It doesn’t matter where.

What do you love about the job?

I work in advertising and it’s the best creative career! It’s like an adult daycare. You make art, listen to good music and occasionally watch and create movies. There’s usually a beer fridge around and you get to play with animals. The list goes on!

What is the last thing you binge-watched?

House of Cards

What’s your favorite book?

The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd.

If you could live in any sitcom, which would it be?

The Big Bang Theory. It gives us nerds hope.

Are you a listener or a talker?

I’m about 50/50.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

One Thing? Jeeze… no weight gain? Then ice cream.

If there weren’t any more computers, what would be your new occupation?

I would mow lawns.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve done for fun?

Between mountain biking and snowboarding in Colorado, probably going downhill mountains fast.

What’s your favorite children’s story?

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess.

If you had an extra hour of free time every day, what would you spend it doing?

Exploring outside somewhere with the dog.

Any words of advice?

Never stop learning, exploring or working through anything.It’s all worth it. Also don’t delete anything,  just hammer out as many as you can and review them all. Even if one is the best, look at how many options you made just in case.

Why Schaefer?

The culture – the people I met with made it an easy choice.