THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Anya Ritter is currently a senior pursuing her B.S. in Visual Communication Design. She grew up in Willow Grove, PA where she was homeschooled through 9th grade. Homeschooling gave her a lot of freedom to be creative in her learning pursuits and turn many of her school assignments into art projects. This desire to bring art into every part of life led her to study graphic design. She loves how graphic design blends creativity and exploration with the technical and organizational side of design and typography. Anya especially enjoys print design and typography but is interested in motion design as our world continues to become a digital one. In her free time, you can find her hiking around the East Coast, working on a puzzle, or playing with her two kittens.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Being in nature, spotting historic graphic design and typography in the world, and motion graphics and typography.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
Currently, I especially enjoy print design, but I would love to learn more motion design and coding.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I did not expect to learn so much about other topics through design research, but it’s something that I have really come to love about graphic design.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
Recently I’ve been inspired by Site Ma, especially her interactive posters.