When I watched my mother building the catalog for our family business as a youngster, little did I know that it would spark a creative interest that would persist throughout my life. Eventually I progressed from observer to designer and ultimately created most of the print and online media for the company. A few years and a lot of school later, I landed my first in-house position. Since then I’ve worked in a wide range of industries and developed myriad skills.
I spent about 6 years in the interactive business, cutting my teeth at a Dallas firm called Blockdot, Inc. I was privileged to design for such venerable clients as LEGO, Universal Pictures, Microsoft, and Nabisco, and was honored with several industry awards. Then I joined [x]cube LABS, an up-and-coming mobile app company. It was there that I began interfacing directly with clients and supervising production teams.
Since 2012, I have been employed as a Trial Graphics Associate and senior-most graphic designer with Barnes & Roberts, a Deep Ellum-based firm that specializes in media for litigation. My primary role is to help attorneys build compelling stories for a judge and jury, be it through animated tutorials, slide presentations, print materials or even physical models.
I am very lucky to be able to work doing something I love and there’s almost nothing I love more than creating visual masterpieces – even in my spare time. When I’m not working on an art project, I am tinkering with my 1976 Datsun Z-car or raising a flock of backyard chickens at my home in Oak Cliff.
Sully Ridout is a Swiss Army Knife of creativity and ideas.
In addition to being an exceptional creative talent, Sully is a reliable and dedicated professional.
Sully not only completed the work that we agreed upon in a very quick manner, but also went above and beyond in terms of providing us with both an amazing finished product and valuable consulting about our visual identity and branding strategies.
This looks amazing! Exactly what we had in mind, but much better looking than we even imagined-- thanks so much!