Richard Hankins grew up in Virginia where he attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a BFA in Scenic and Lighting Design.
After college Hankins moved to New York City and spent twelve years designing for television, including NBC and CBS, receiving two Emmy Awards and six nominations. He also has extensive credits in legitimate theater designing scenery and lighting for over forty stage productions.
In 1994 Hankins moved to Los Angeles to Production Design over 200 episodes of NYPD BLUE, receiving two Emmy nominations and a Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors Excellence in Design nomination.
He maintains residences in both Los Angeles and New York City. Hankins is a member of the Art Directors Guild local 800 and United Scenic Artists local 829.
As an artist and an avid sailor, Richard continues to paint and sail in his off time.
Education: Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA in Scenic and Lighting Design.
Spoken Languages: English