About Carl Richards

Carl Richards is a Certified Financial Planner™ and creator of the Sketch Guy column, appearing weekly in the New York Times since 2010.

Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, Oprah.com, and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.

Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His sketches also serve as the foundation for his two books, The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money and The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin). 

His sketches have appeared in a solo show at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah as well as other showings at Parsons School of Design in New York City, The Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, and an exhibit at the Mansion House in London. 

His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the globe.

He currently resides in New Zealand with his family and is available for speaking engagements and conferences both nationally and internationally.

Carl Richards napkin sketch

Interested in having Carl speak at your event?

Please email hello@behaviorgap.com for a free information packet.

“His sketches are absolutely brilliant. Beautifully simple and thought provoking.”

Stephanie Sammons, CEO & Founder of Wired Advisor

“His straightforward and no-nonsense approach to our business fundamentally changed how our advisors and management team see our value proposition to our clients.”

Joe Duran, CEO of United Capital