Principal, Creative Director
Ditch is a boutique studio, deliberately small preferring to be on the front lines with our clients to develop strong relationships and build creative solutions that result in successful outcomes. Established in 2011 by Richard Skiermont, a creative director/designer with more than 36 years experience in brand development, advertising and graphic design we partner with variety of talented strategists, writers, programmers and media consultants to provide a complete full service approach without the layers of a traditional agency.
We are humble, valuing collaboration of all kinds, especially with our clients. We know what we don’t know and never pretend to be more than who we are. We view every project as an opportunity to stretch our creative skills, learn something new and reach a better understanding in an ever changing world of design and communications.
Ditch is guided by a few simple principles, never complain, value the confidence our clients have put in us and always respect it. Embrace healthy competition, it makes us better and challenges us to reach beyond our understanding and learn. Never disparage our peers, it’s counter productive to creating great work, and creates a barrier that prevent the healthy exchange of creative ideas. Celebrate our competitors, their work and seek to build connections of all types sharing in our collective success while elevating the craft of design in our community together.