The Richart Experience
We love brands and working closely with you to create a design experience that is creative, intuitive and problem solving. We see design as a puzzle that always has a clever solution and we work with you until we get it right. Some clients prefer to leave everything up to us (we do that too) but we believe our best work comes from a true collaboration of your ideas and ours. Your business is your baby and you deserve to get exactly what you envision….and love it!
Who we work for
If you are looking for an experienced designer to start you off in the right direction, then let’s chat. Or, if you are an established brand already working with other agencies but would like to have a designer on-call to handle things on a one-on-one basis, then contact us. We would love to work with you.
The Richart Story
AMBER RICHART, OWNER & CREATIVE LEAD
Hi! I’m Amber Richart and I help business big and small get serious about their visual presence through logos, branding and basically all areas of graphic design.
I created Richart Studios almost 15 years ago, just a few years after earning a degree in Visual Communications Design from Medicine Hat College. But really it didn’t start there. I fell in love with fine art and design as a child and spent my free time drawing and making ‘pretend’ magazine layouts and audio tape covers (yes, I was a child in the 80’s)! I did this for fun until people would hire me for it. So I guess you could say my creative path was created for me!
Over the years I dabbled in all areas of graphic design but realized my true passion lies in brand development - the creation of new smart designs for clients starting out, working with existing brands and also creating brands and mockups for product labels and packaging.
Alongside all the hands-on design that I do myself, I also work with other freelance designers, developers and copywriters within my business. We have so much access to other specialized talents and so it’s been highly beneficial to connect with other creatives and freelancers with similar skill levels. This has allowed my business grow within the modern ways of working. I don’t believe that a true designer can accomplish the tasks of (or think like) a true developer and vice versa. I also think that the future of our industry lies in staying small, mastering our skillset and collaborating with others to create bigger things.
Recognizing this shift in the growing freelancing world has led me to another new found passion, which has been sharing my knowledge and wisdom with other graphic designers who are looking for a change in their life and want to move to the freelance lifestyle. This is my newest project, which will be a graphic designer freelance mentorship launching in late 2019, called Rich Artist Life.
Today I live in Kelowna, British Columbia with my partner and our beloved doberman and cat. As a freelancer in the beautiful Okanagan, I naturally spend my non-working hours hiking with my dog and doing all kinds of outdoorsy stuff. It’s what keeps me balanced with the demands of my chosen path.