About Kris Ruff
After receiving a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Kris began her career as an art director and graphic designer in Minneapolis, working with clients including Disney, Delta Airlines and Toyota. After ten years in advertising she left to start her own company, GoWear, designing a brand of skydiving apparel sold in the U.S., Europe and Australia. (She’s been an avid skydiver for 20+ years.)
A life-long love of patterns, fabrics and interior design eventually led her into surface and textile design. Her style can best be described as Marimekko meets Keith Haring. By combining the simplicity and saturated hues of Scandinavian design with her own lively linework, she creates artwork that is contemporary, energetic and original.