Hi! My name is Olivia. I’m a graphic designer located in Poughkeepsie, NY. My love for art came early in elementary school and blossomed into a love of graphic design during my high school Printing & Graphic Communications Design class at Mcfatter Technical High School. Where I started investigating different methods of printing and diving deeper into all the good Adobe programs.

From August 2017-May 2022 I studied Communication Design and psychology at Parsons School of Design in NYC. Parsons allowed me to explore a broad range of fields from typeface design all the way to coding and motion graphics. Alongside school, I worked full-time in my field getting hands-on experience in design and social media. One of my favorite mediums to work in the last 5 years has been editorial. It’s satisfying to see my work go from a digital screen to a tangible piece of print. After taking a motion graphics class, I’ve fallen back into my love for animation and motion design and am hoping to move into a digital space after creating a long list of print work.

In my free time when I’m not designing, I love exploring the outdoors of the Hudson Valley. Feeling inspired by my favorite artist from Nyack, Edward Hopper, to paint landscapes and photograph the unique architecture that inhabits the Valley. Gouache, acrylics, and charcoal are my go-to materials. 

If you’re interested in contacting me, please feel free to reach out to olivia.ries1@gmail.com.
I look forward to connecting!