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PROFILE PHOTO / Taylor Miller

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 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 a Producer for where I manage a studio and create compelling content for their social channels Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. As a Producer I'm tasked with the concept, allocating and creating props, shooting or managing a photographer, and post edit work.

When I'm not working, I'm creating fine art projects using such media as painting, dot drawing, and photography. I also create innovative Vines and have a Side Project where I draw the date everyday.