Hi. My name is Rick.

I'm the founder of EllisLab

and co-founder of IdeaPunch.

I created ExpressionEngine

and built CodeIgniter.

I like to write code and

make tools for Arch Linux.

I speak PHP, Javascript, Bash,

a bit of C/C++ and fluent Spanish.

I also teach Jiu Jitsu

and occassionally take photos.

I used to sing in rock bands

I even played on a boat in Cancun.

Later I mixed music for film and tv.

I've lived in 21 places

I'm currently in Wyoming.

Rick Ellis Audio Credits

For 10 years I was a freelance recording engineer, mixer, and
sound-designer in L.A. These are some of the projects I worked on.

Christina Aguilera

This is me recording Christina Aguilera for Disney.


Toy Story II - Disney/Pixar
Pocohontas - Disney
Assasinated - Oliver Stone
Hunchback of Notredame - Disney
Teen Killers - HBO - Emmy winner, Best Documentary 1999
Fatal Tornadoes - HBO
Hate.Com - HBO
The Last Don - CBS mini-series
Around The World in 80 Days - Nickelodeon
Contempt of Court - Showtime
All My Friends are Cowboys - PBS


Family Guy - Fox
The Highlander - Rysher
The Simpsons - Fox
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman - CBS
Touched By An Angel - CBS
Melrose Place - Spelling Production
Beverly Hills 90210 - Spelling Productions


The Tigger Movie - Disney
Aristocats - Disney
Pocahontas, Colors of The Wind Sing-Along - Disney
A Bugs Life Sing-Along - Disney
Inspector Gadget - DIC
Lion King Sing-Along - Disney
Lion King, The Making Of- Disney
Toy Story, The Making Of - Disney
Cinderella, The Making of - Disney


StarTrek The Ride - Paramount
Mupet Race Mania - Sony Playstation
Pooh's Alphabet Treehouse - Disney
Too Human - Sony Play Station
Lion King Activity Center - Disney
Disney's Magic Artist Two - Disney
Xena: Warrior Princess game - Universal


Disney, CBS, NBC, BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Dodge, Delta, MacDonalds,
Taco Bell, Mattel, Mobil, Kirin, Target, Baskin Robbins, Gerber,
Post, Major League Baseball, Fisher Price, Jeep, Papa Johns Pizza.

Theme park

Wild Western Stunt Show - Six Flags
Wild Arctic Ride - Sea World
Dixie Stampede - Dollywood Productions
Fort Frenzee - Six Flags
Hot Rockin' Country - Six Flags
The Shamu Show - Sea World
UFO Encounters - Six Flags
Beetlejuice - Universal Studios
King Arthur's Challenge - Busch Gardens

Live Events

2000 Super Bowl Half-time show - ABC/Disney
Disney Tokyo Sea Inaugural Show - Tokyo Disney
1 2 3 Imagine - Sesame Street on Ice - Ice Cappades
1997 Super Bowl Half-time show - Dick Clark Productions
Disney on Ice - Ice Cappades
Grease on Ice - Ice Cappades
1996 Presidential Inauguration - Dick Clark Productions
Imagine - Luxor Las Vegas
Rhythm Of The City - Princess Cruise Lines


Microsoft Xbox Product Launch - Microsoft
Compaq Innovative 99 - Dick Clark Productions
The Home Depot Building The Dream - Dick Clark Productions
Intel Pentium Theater - Comdex 97
Boeing 777 Release - Dick Clark Productions
BMW 1998 product line release - Kevin Nadeau Productions