Sam Ritchie


Design should celebrate and grow from differences in culture, identity, and world experiences. I'm on a mission to do the same.


My life reads like the classic "small-town kid with big-city aspirations" story, with a few plot twists. I grew up in rural Kansas, developed a passion for creative expression, and in May 2018 I graduated from The University of Kansas with my BFA in Design. I’ve spent the past year as a designer at a tech start-up in the Kansas City area, broadening my skill set and gaining experience.

My personal work reflects my passion for LGBTQ+ advocacy and bringing awareness to identities not typically focused on by mainstream media. I'm out as transgender and proud of who I am, and I'm determined to use my career to push the limits of society's preconceived ideas about design and gender.