ERIK RIFFLE

GRAPHIC DESIGN

let me tell you about myself

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I am a Graphic Designer in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. As of April 2016, I'm a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. In my four years of study, I've learned a lot about design and production, but the majority of my knowledge comes from my time in the workforce. I used to work at a sign shop in Allendale, Michigan for about three years, and later worked as a Multimedia Designer for a magazine publisher in Sparta. Both places have taught me a lot about communication, working quickly and effectively, and designing in different ways for various media. I would say as a result I am a much more efficient and effective designer.

With working in a wide variety of fields over the years, I have been able to understand and grow my skills across the board. This has given me proficiency in web design, print design, apparel design, logo creation, email campaigns, and so much more. I've learned to appreciate each type of design and how they all connect and interact with each other.

 

If I was to say I have a style, I would say it's uncluttered. I usually try to avoid designing in a specific way, but I will admit that I tend to be minimal in my designing. I prefer to look at something that's clean, elegant, and confident in itself. I try to keep that mindset prevalent in my work. If something isn't absolutely necessary, it usually doesn't make it to the final draft. That's just the way I like it: bold, tasteful, and self-assured.

 

That's enough talking for now. Explore my work, and send me a question or comment if you wish.

 

Enjoy, and thanks for looking!

 
 
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Email

info@erikriffle.com

Phone

616.540.7344