After graduating in 2006, Rick continued to do freelance engineering and production for local acts at his very own studio. His major influences in producing come from himself, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Kanye West, and Dr Dre respectively. His styles and production range stretches across multiple genres from R&B to Hip-hop, Pop, Underground and everything else in between. Nowadays he is fine-tuning his craft, running his newly found website, entering beat battles, and trying to get his name and vision out to the masses. With hard work and consistency it will be only a matter of time before the world knows the name Rick Hertz.