Emily Ritchie Graphic & Web Designer | Illustrator | friend
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Saint Paul, MN

Emily is a freelance print & web designer who exhibits at comic conventions across the country. She specializes in illustrative graphic design and enjoys the challenge of tweaking Wordpress until it bends to her will.

Education
MCTC2013 - 2017Graphic Design: Print Media (A.A.S. degree)

This program centered on the place where words meet images, where clear and purposeful communication meets aesthetic impact, & where a range of human needs & desires reside. I received hands-on experience from experienced instructors in a program that opened up a world for me in a fast-paced Graphic Design career.

MCTC2013 - 2017Graphic Design: Web and Interactive Media (A.A.S. degree)

This program to technical and design skills using current industry-standard software and techniques, as well as hands-on training from experienced professional instructors who gave plenty of one-on-one attention.

Work
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board2018Web Assistant
Office Depot2013 - currentPrint Center Specialist

Imagine a normal design job, but with the inevitable chaos retail provides. Wow! Here's where I learned the quick & dirty of print design, as well as time & team-management.

Long-term projects are not encouraged here, & I've got the itchiest design finger just waiting do something that isn't changing the phone number on someone's business card for the 12th time.

the new meme2011 - currentFreelance Artist

Touring the country, I sell my own artwork & designs on various hand-made & outsourced merchandise! I've learned what sells to my demographic (advertising is important) as well as how to craft a pretty cute display. In addition to at-show sales, I host & run my own online storefront.

Novus Arx, LLC2015-2016Webmaster

Designed & maintained most of the website as a whole, as well as controlled distribution of the company's various podcasts. Contributed other things such as promotional illustrations, audio-editing of full episodes, & advertising at events as well as via social media.

Volunteer
Projects
2017Grace Sykes' Memorial Album

Task: To create a memorial album to honor a family's passed loved one. Client supplied me with various photographs to be scanned & cleaned up before being arranged into a custom-designed book. Multiple copies were distributed to friends & family.

2017Judy Swanholm's Autobiography

Task: To properly lay-out the client's pre-typed autobiography for print, as well as scan & edit original photos for insertion into the book. Multiple copies were distributed to friends & family.

Applications
Adobe Creative SuitePhotoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
Adobe Creative SuiteAfter Effects, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro
OBS
Clip Studio Paint
Programming
Wordpress
XHTML/CSS
Javascript