Ruby MacKinnon is a graphic designer, hand letterer and watercolour artist based in Richmond, Melbourne.
Having grown up in a family of artists, designers and teachers, Ruby developed a passion for art and design from a young age. Expressing an unusually early love for lettering and typography with an aptitude for considered and co-ordinated headings in her school books and critical assessments of menus, signs and packaging design, to the amusement of her parents.
Ruby completed a Bachelor of Film and Television at Swinburne University of Technology, minoring in typography and design subjects, taking particular interest in production and title design.
After a long flirtation with filmmaking Ruby found her way into graphic design, starting out as junior designer at Collingwood based, creative studio The Contenders. Following a fantastic year of learning and full time design she made the switch to freelance. Ruby continues to work freelance from her home studio creating works of design, lettering and fine art for branding, packaging, event signage and personal commissions.