With fourteen years of professional graphic design experience Jill Ryder started Shindig in 2004 convinced that formal invitations could be more than black type on ivory card stock. The world of invitations has come a long way since then, and most people these days desire event products that makes a unique and personalized statement. Stationery that's out of the box...sometimes literally!
Jill got her start in advertising after graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in graphic design. But, in the world of advertising the ultimate goal is to graduate to television commercials and she adored the tactile experience of the printed piece. Jill left the ad world, and after broadening her design expertise with brief stints in web design, print design, and art director of a magazine she realized she had a passion for paper...and for parties! With punchy colors, extreme attention to detail, and a homespun flare, Jill creates unique and fabulous event identity materials that have not gone unnoticed.
Jill splits her time between New York and Philadelpia– a northeast corridor jetsetter! where she eats fried chicken, brines pickles, loves cats, practices yoga, seeks adventure, explores new avenues, wears many hats, and rides her bike absolutely everywhere.