Hi there! It’s nice to meet you… Well, in any case, it’s nice that you’re here. Welcome!
I’m Linda Misiura, owner of Ruby Red Design Studio. I love all dogs, good design, and creme brulee doughnuts. I’ve been at the helm of this little studio for over 8 years, and in that time I’ve worked with over 70 clients to build brands and businesses. You can see some of the results right here. And you can see my very first logo (which I’m still proud of!) here.
Formal education-wise, if you’re the kind that likes to know those sorts of things (I do!): I have a BA in English and a BA in Communications plus a Writing minor from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA and an MA in Interactive Media from Elon University.
I grew up in a tiny town called Hop Bottom in the rurally Endless Mountains of northeastern PA. I spent my 20s falling in love with the farmer’s market, the local co-op, and the small businesses in Carrboro, NC — aka the Paris of the Piedmont. (It’s not just me. The NYT thinks it’s awesome too!). Currently, my fiancee and I are exploring city living and midwestern ideals in Kansas City, MO — aka the Paris of the Plains! So far, it’s been an adventure in barbecue & storm watching, though we’ll soon be adding chickens to the mix. I’ll let you know how that goes.
UPDATE: The chickens are here! We’ve named them after the four Golden Girls, and laugh daily about how much they are like their namesakes. Dorothy would look smashing in ruched boots. And Sophia rules the roost, of course.
WHERE AM I A LOCAL?
If you haven’t heard the thought-changing TED talk by Taiye Selasi, go listen now. It’s brilliantly reasoned and majestically delivered (not to mention sartorial perfection). I’m a local of the Triangle in North Carolina, of Allentown and the Bethlehem area in Pennsylvania, and am trying my hardest to become a local my part of Kansas City: Waldo! Where are you a local?
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