With her keen design sense and the best kind of obsession with detail, Ruta makes sure nothing slips through the cracks, whether it’s at the early stages of design refinement or checking a printer’s proof.
Ruta has a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in drawing and printmaking from Northern Illinois University. Ruta is also a secret illustrator and her whimsical drawings pop up in surprising places. An inveterate tree-hugger, she volunteers for Openlands in their urban forestry branch as a TreeKeeper—planting, caring for, and advocating for Chicago trees.