Ruth has enjoyed more than three decades as a creative director, art director, and designer in agencies and studios, including her boutique studio, Ruth & Co.
Her client experience includes the fields of higher and secondary education, as well as a wide range of industries, including world-renowned performing arts organizations, fine art museums and boutique galleries, agricultural land trusts and nature preservation advocacy organizations, civic and state governments, public education labor unions, national cancer care providers, mission-critical database engineering firms, and port authorities.
Ruth has received a Silver Pencil award from The One Show, an Educational Advertising Award, a Healthcare Advertising Award, and an Addy. Her work has appeared in Communication Arts, Print, and How magazines. She is a member of the Type Directors Club and the University & College Designers Association.
Raised in Elmira, NY, surrounded by a family of seven, she is the product of a dairy farmer turned chemical engineer, and a housewife turned radio personality, art historian, and lifelong champion of equal educational opportunities for girls and women.
Ruth and her husband live in Albany, NY. They enjoy long-haul bike tours, renovating and restoring their century-old bungalow, and frequent dinner drop-ins from their four college-age and adult children.
In her spare time, she enjoys deep dives into images and footage of vintage and contemporary haute couture. She draws inspiration from the deep commitment to detail and expert craftsmanship that, combined with the couturiers’ creative vision, result in creations that are both feats of engineering and exquisite high art.
Ruth graduated summa cum laude from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she studied design, applied commercial arts, and illustration.