Ruthie Lindsey is a Nashville-based speaker and stylist whose work has been featured in Darling Magazine, The Great Discontent, Better Homes & Gardens, Lonny, and Design* Sponge to name a few.
Ruthie speaks on living a rich, beautiful life in the midst of brokenness and pain, and I had the honor of designing her deck. I decided to do a few illustrations (where she didn't have photos) and emphasize her pictures with frames cut out of construction paper. I went this route for two reasons. 1) I knew this called for something simple and minimal, as to not distract from her powerful story. 2) I wanted to experiment with the process of taking something apart (like cutting paper) and putting it back together for the sake of creating something entirely new. Ruthie's journey wasn't all by choice, but what she's decided to make of it is a powerful testament to humanity's capacity for both resilience and love.