Ruby grew up in a family of artists, designers and teachers. Visual thinking and creative solutions have always been part of her life.
She's a graduate of Melbourne Film school, Swinburne. Given, she's become recognised for her hand lettering skills it's not surprising that her specialist area of study was in title and production design. Post university she has pursued a career as a graphic designer.
MacKinnon honed her skills working in studios as well as freelancing.
Much of her work takes the form of collaboration with brands and individuals, she's particularly passionate about local small businesses with a story to tell and who care about their impact on the community and the environment.
When she's not working on a private commission, her growing stationary range, an on-site hand lettering commission, you'll find her watercolour painting or creating something on paper or the computer screen.