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Hello. I'm Chris Ritter.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest beneath trees and overcast skies, always drawing. In college, I studied fine art for one year before transferring to Portland State University, where I received my BA in Graphic Design in 2011. I then moved to New York in 2012, and started working at BuzzFeed.  After 4 years I decided to try where I work as a Senior Producer for their social channels. 

In my four years at BuzzFeed , I worked on various editorial teams to produce thousands of designs. Whether I was creating a quick Pinterest header, branding packages for other designers, or creative directing a celebrity photoshoot, I enjoyed making beautiful, professional designs, in a fast paced environment. 

Currently I'm the Senior Producer for where I manage the photo studio and create compelling content for Jet's social channels like Instagram and facebook as well as photography for the website, email, blog and direct mail. As the Senior Producer I'm tasked with finding concepts for shoots, allocating and creating props, managing a photographer, styling sets, creating storyboards, and maintaining our props closet. 

When I'm not working, you can find me at my art studio working on an oil painting or whatever craft strikes my fancy that day. I of course have my own social content  and post my art here as well. 

Chat soon.