Joelle Riffle is a graphic designer based in New York, developing bright and powerful visual languages. She runs design blog and cofounded collective

Design Work




Joelle Riffle is a communication designer from Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in communication design in 2013. Joelle has a range of professional and creative experiences, from her time as a graphic designer at the small branding and web studio to her current role as the program administrator at the Parsons Scholars Program. Her design practice and administrative work overlaps in the desire to work from a people-focused approach to collaborate and mobilize for positive change, particularly around underrepresented populations in creative fields.

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Special Projects


Available for Freelance Work
I'm available for a variety of creative and design projects. I am open to client work in print, branding, and web, partnering with community organizations and non-profits, and developing interdisciplinary collaborations.
A blog and collective called as little fear. Conversations about design and culture, and the people and forces that impact them/they impact. Editor, designer, primary writer and content creator.
Shft Ctrl is a collective working to decolonize design and creative practices and subvert establishment industries. Co-founder, contributor, and identity design


Ladybugs is an exploration of female (woman-identified, as well as queer and gender non-conforming) friendships. This project aims to tell stories of strong gal pal-ships and start conversations about the importance of those dynamics and bonds in our personal lives, collective unconsciousness, and pop culture.