"When I was a kid I was pretty much consumed with three pursuits – baseball, girls and Airplanes....not necessarily in that order".
By the time he was eight, Richard (Rick) Roseman was building model airplanes at a steady clip of about two a week – which later advanced to radio controlled balsa models. By 12 he had a vast knowledge of World War II aircraft under the careful tutelage of his father – and by 18 had developed a talent for drawing and painting as well, a skill-set that would later pay off.
At 23 Roseman dropped out of University where he had briefly studied Art and Architecture. At the urging of a professor, he instead pursued a career in architectural illustration. In only a few years, his client roster included some of the foremost Architectural and ID firms in the country – and while rendering architecture seemed like the ideal career - he was quickly developing a keen interest in Design as well.
In 1989 Roseman formed RWR Designs Ltd and soon began attracting projects from other foreign heads of state and some of the world’s highest net worth individuals. "Back in the day, there were only about nine of us" alluding to his competition globally. It was a very small highly specialized niche” recalls Roseman “and I had a marked advantage in being able to generate my own presentations".
By 2000, what had once been an obscure, albeit global business space within aviation was now becoming a sophisticated sub-industry and was growing at a rate of about 20 percent per year. At the beginning of the new millennium, Boeing launched the BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) and other manufacturers followed with their own versions of large transport category jets for use as private VVIP aircraft. By late 2000, despite growing competition, Roseman and his firm had solidified their recognition globally and were enjoying a reputation as one of the top Aviation Interior groups in the world.
In 2004 Roseman later founded Richard Roseman Luxury LLC, a highly specialized design & fabrication company – producing custom and semi-custom cabin amenities for VVIP aircrafts & yachts. Today RRL is considered one of the world’s premier providers for highly unusual ‘one-off’ customer requirements – within large jets. In 2013, as a further outgrowth of his experience within design & completion, Roseman conceived and founded Completion Registry – a single source platform for the search, evaluation and contracting of completion resources – worldwide.
Roseman is managing partner of both firms – and when ask about his latest venture, JetModa Magazine, he simply says... "I enjoy the best of three worlds, all very closely related endeavors, each exercising my creativity. What could be better."
Rick Roseman still sits as acting creative director of RWR Designs – with more than 26 large VIP aircraft design and completions to his credit – as well as six ‘new build’ private motor-yachts and a host of boutique private project assignments on multiple continents.
Mr. Roseman lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"In this world, truth trumps fiction at every corner!" Rick Roseman - 2004