Erin Rippy Designs

Erin Rippy Designs

artist • designer • dreamer • maker

About

My name is Erin.   I’m a left-handed Libra, and I’ve been an artist and maker my whole life.

My start in digital graphic design happened purely by accident. In the early 2000s, when online gaming was young and fresh, I played a number of online multiplayer games. A gaming guild that I joined needed a website, but had a shoestring budget, so I taught myself the basics of HTML and PHP.   The website needed graphics, so I began to teach myself how to use digital design software … and LOVED IT.

Digital design – limitless possibilities!  I love the colors, the shapes, the textures, the ability to stretch the limits of one’s imagination to create something new and unique and timeless.  Whether creating something utilitarian or something purely for aesthetics, I love everything about digital design.

I eventually enrolled myself in design school.  I’ve been freelancing my way around the web ever since.

What I love about design

I’m passionate about digital design for print media. I really get jazzed over the unique challenges of designing for print. The final product … the production process, the ink, the media, the texture… Whether it’s business cards, invitations, brochures, vinyl stickers, or fabric, holding a tangible item in your hand that you helped create is magical.

My personal interests

I love Jesus, coffee, naps, books, and Harry Potter.

I’m a kid at heart, and a pretty big nerd.  I love to read, and worked in retail books for almost 13 years. My genres of choice are science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, and children’s literature.

My favorite fandoms are Harry Potter, Disney, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and classic Nintendo.

I have a lot of hobbies, because I’m always trying new things.  In my spare time I read, cook, craft, make messes, waste way too much time on Instagram and Pinterest, sing loudly and badly, and refinish furniture.   I generally have two or three home improvement projects going at once, too.

Geography

I live just north of Nashville close to a lake with my husband, our two stinky-rotten-wonderful kids, and a lazy beagle snoozing in the sun on the back porch.