Gretchen Ritter-Lopatowski, photo courtesy Logan Westom Photography & the Olympic College Foundation
Hello.

Welcome

I've been very fortunate in life that I've had some really amazing teams and worked with some really awesome people. Luckily the feelings are also reciprocated and they think I'm pretty fun to work with too. ;)

PEOPLE THINK I'M PRETTY AWESOME

MASTERY OF ALL THINGS

“Beyond what she brings to the table with her creative abilities and mastery of all things, Gretchen is a great teammate and I would choose to work next to her time and time again if given the opportunity! Not only does she get the job done, she seeks to make it the best it can be, well beyond what is expected. She pushes for excellence!”

- Angie Tomisser, Interior Designer, Rice Fergus Miller

VISUAL STORYTELLER

"Gretchen is a skilled visual storyteller who can juggle multiple marketing and communications projects on a deadline and produce high-quality results. She is creative, professional and intentional. As a wordsmith, what I appreciate most about collaborating with her is that she cares as much about content and accuracy as about the overall look of a piece. That’s a rare and wonderful quality in a designer, and it makes her a standout in her field and a great person to have on your team."

- Terri Gleich, Communications Specialist, Olympic College Foundation

ELEVATED BRAND

“Gretchen’s talent and creativity has elevated our brand and professionalism. She has designed elegant program logos for our Lunch with a Leader series and 20 Under 40 Awards Program, and taken our Alumni Association and Celebration of Leadership event materials to the next level. Gretchen is organized, prompt, innovative, and pleasure to work with. It is without reservation that I highly recommend Gretchen Ritter-Lopatowski for any of your creative needs.” 

- Katie Walters, Executive Director, Leadership Kitsap Foundation

AMONG THE BEST

"I’ve worked with numerous designers in my 20+ years of marketing. Gretchen is truly among the best. Gretchen gets it. She elevates our campaigns to a better place. She knows how to design to our different audiences to emotionally connect and increase our response rate.”

- Mark Hughes, Board President, Olympic College Foundation

UNLIMITED CREATIVITY

"I have worked closely with Gretchen for the past three years and have always enjoyed our time together. She is an amazing graphic artist and her creativity is unlimited, which is exhibited in all her work! She loves what she does and it shows in her work ethic, she is always up for a challenge, figuring out how to make an idea come alive on paper. Another strength is her attention to detail and organization, she has a way of helping our whole team complete tasks and stay on track with deadlines.  She is an asset that any organization would benefit from. Her work goes above and beyond what you might expect and I highly recommend her."

- Julie Hill, Administrative Assistant, Olympic College Foundation

NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE

"I’ve had the privilege of working with Gretchen for a year and a half. During that time her talent and creativity have never ceased to amaze me. While servicing many different departments, and working on different projects at the same time she was able to give each one a special individual look based on the requestor's vision. Gretchen’s ability to put a person’s thought into a wonderful piece of visual art is truly amazing."

- Jayne Barton, Financial & Database Specialist, Olympic College Foundation

EASY COMMUNICATION

"Gretchen was a pleasure to work with. Not only was I impressed with the creativity and design quality of what she created for us, even on the first proof, but she was easy to communicate with, quick to respond, and open to collaboration. And her attention to detail is superb. I can't think of better qualities I'd want in a designer." 

- Amiee Mueller, Owner, Vast Action, Inc.