We're diverse by design.

MEET THE DREAM TEAM

So, who are the friendly and talented folks behind reitdesign? We're a like-minded group of dreamers, planners, designers, marketers, writers and brand strategists. We love what we do and are dedicated to making a difference in your business. But, most of all, we value your trust and are determined to get you the best possible results. Now let's get better acquainted...

Liz Reitman
Principal/Creative Director

The buck starts (and stops) here with our fearless and fun-loving leader. With a BFA from U of Michigan and active membership in AIGA, Graphic Artists Guild and the Type Director’s Club, Liz sets the tone and guides the vision that has made reitdesign an award-winning agency, as well as a great place to work. Her customer focused and ‘under promise/ over deliver’ philosophy carries through in every project and to each relationship. Building brands…getting results – that’s what it’s all about!

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Brooklyn Bridge
FAVE TYPEFACE
Apex New
DESIGN PEEVE
The Misspelling of the word "Stationery"
PETS
Two Cats & Bearded Dragon
GUILTY PLEASURE
Licorice
Janet Wikler
Marketing Strategist

Janet is a master at helping businesses evolve and monetize the digital frontier, having done so for some of the most respected brands in the business: the Economist, Simon & Shuster, HarperCollins, McGraw Hill & Mead Data Central, to name just a few. With degrees in Education & English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School, Janet aims high and achieves much, having been extensively published and called upon to speak at conferences worldwide. 

ORIGINALLY FROM
Florida
FAVE NYC SPOT
Central Park
FAVE TYPEFACE
Helvetica
DESIGN PEEVE
Small type that is hard to read
PETS
Other people's dogs and cats
GUILTY PLEASURE
Pizza
Diane Cimine
Strategist, Writer

Taking things apart and putting them together lights Diane’s fire, whether it’s ideas or words or pictures, and she’s been lucky to do it for the best over her long career. All things in good measure is her philosophy, maybe because she’s also a certified yoga instructor.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Hudson River Park
FAVE TYPEFACE
DIN
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Times New Roman
PETS
One Bird
GUILTY PLEASURE
Mid-Afternoon Runs
Jen Delorenzo
Managing Director

Jen is all about process: finding and filling the gaps from concept through to completion. From her days mentoring at Rutgers University, she knows the power of team to get things done as well as reversing perspective and finding her inner calm, something that comes easy as a yogini.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Strawberry Fields
FAVE TYPEFACE
Helvetica
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Misuse of "Your" and "You're"
PETS
One Dog + Two Cats
GUILTY PLEASURE
That 2nd bowl of ice cream
Meghan Natalicchio
Director of Client Services

Somebody’s got to make sure the trains run on schedule and heads to the right destination. Enter Meghan, Marketing & PR Pro, unbroken basketball record holder at her grammar school and newly minted member of the Trinity Boxing Club. Yep, we’re well covered and so are you!

ORIGINALLY FROM
New Jersey
FAVE NYC SPOT
South Street Seaport
FAVE TYPEFACE
Wisdom Script
DESIGN PEEVE
Too Many Cooks
PETS
One dog
GUILTY PLEASURE
"Teen Wolf"
Jessica Algarin
Project Manager

Jessica is a marketing, project management and client services professional with a variety of industry experience. Working as an Office Manager at Alexander Interactive, Inc. and Novo Arts Associates Inc. she quickly learned the importance of balancing attention to detail, analytic thinking and personal relationship building. She graduated from CUNY Baruch College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Marketing Management.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Brooklyn Bridge Park
FAVE TYPEFACE
Akzidenz Grotesk
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Cluttered Designs
PETS
One Dog
GUILTY PLEASURE
Binge Watching TV Shows on Netflix
James Taylor
Art Director

A native Brit, James spent several years in Italy before moving to New York in 2007 having being awarded an internship at The Museum of Modern Art. He pursued his design career via the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and the agency Creative Source before touching down at reitdesign. James draws from his varied professional experience to explore a range of original solutions for every project. He also collects soccer jerseys and used jazz LPs. Just don’t ask him to sing “Fire And Rain”.

ORIGINALLY FROM
United Kingdom
FAVE NYC SPOT
Any place that serves egg creams
FAVE TYPEFACE
Bodoni
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
The nominalization of verbs into nouns
PETS
One cat
GUILTY PLEASURE
FIFA15 on the iPhone
Jin Song
Lead Programmer

You know all about Drupal, Magento, SugarCRM & Fortran, right? No? No worries since our lead programmer, Jin has been coding since Columbia grad school and is a bonafide expert in open source technologies, so much so he’s bound to create his own…soon (and you can say you knew him when).

ORIGINALLY FROM
South Korea
FAVE NYC SPOT
Strand Bookstore
FAVE TYPEFACE
Archer
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Rudeness
PETS
None
GUILTY PLEASURE
Calbi (Korean BBQ Dish) at midnight
Toliy Grinberg
Web Developer

Toliy loves to build websites that delight and inform, and enjoys any work that challenges him to learn something new, and stretch in a fresh direction. Traveling, technology and his family inspire him and he’s eager to bring his passion to your next project.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Coney Island Boardwalk
FAVE WEB LANGUAGE
PHP
WEB PROGRAMMING PEEVE
Lack of comments
PETS
No Pet
GUILTY PLEASURE
Sour Patch Kids
Stephen Louis
Senior Designer/Internship Coordinator

Originally hailing from East New York, Brooklyn, Stephen holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). With a background in fine art and illustration, it was at FIT that he discovered his passions for branding and typography. Stephen loves translating ideas to imagery, honing his skills at Flyleaf Creative before joining reitdesign. He is also an accomplished performer with nine musical productions under his belt, a talent that comes in handy for our team karaoke nights!

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
Coney Island
FAVE TYPEFACE
Univers
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Typographic Rivers
PETS
Two Cat
GUILTY PLEASURE
Gummi Worms
Tony Mayer
Designer

A self-ordained fast food connoisseur, Tony graduated summa cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) while holding down a full time job — which probably explains why ‘fast’ is his favorite food. No moss grows under his feet as he gives everything his all, having worked his way up from an entry position at Sears to become manager in 3 years. Their loss was our gain when this past year, Tony joined Reitdesign as an intern and knew this was where he belonged. When he’s not whipping up cool concepts, you can find Tony in the great outdoors — camping, fishing, paddle boarding and playing spike ball.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
The Museum of Modern Art
FAVE TYPEFACE
Avenir
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Cheesy stock photos
PETS
One Dog
GUILTY PLEASURE
Robes
Rachel Rusk
Designer

Prior to joining the reitdesign team, Rachel freelanced as a designer and illustrator throughout her college career at the Fashion Institute of Technology. It was there that she received the opportunity to briefly study at Nottingham Trent University in England, where she honed her conceptual and design skills before graduating with a BA in graphic design. After interning with reitdesign, Rachel briefly freelanced with us before accepting a Jr. Designer position. Rachel still dabbles in illustration in her free time, but when she’s not doing that you can find her binging Netflix shows, attempting to cook, and reading anything from comic books to political news articles.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New Jersey
FAVE NYC SPOT
Pazza Notte
FAVE TYPEFACE
Metaplus
DESIGN PEEVE
Comic Sans
PETS
Cat
GUILTY PLEASURE
2016 Republican Debates
Amy Giles
Copywriter

Writing is in Amy’s DNA, plain and simple. She’s done it for every purpose and market, and still thrills to see her words in print. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she reads and in her spare time as well as gardens and cooks.

ORIGINALLY FROM
New York
FAVE NYC SPOT
The MET
FAVE TYPEFACE
Museo Slab
PET/DESIGN PEEVE
Boring Web Design
PETS
One Dog
GUILTY PLEASURE
Judge Judy
Bruce Wotring
Copywriter

Bruce Wotring has extensive experience as a promotional writer and brand strategist. He began his career in consumer advertising in Atlanta, where he won first place honors from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his work on behalf of the Governor’s Campaign Against Drunk Driving. After relocating to New York, Bruce held positions in Macy’s Creative Services department and at HBO, as well as in major book publishing firms such as McGraw-Hill and Oxford University Press.

ORIGINALLY FROM
Florida
FAVE NYC SPOT
Madison Square
FAVE TYPEFACE
Impact
DESIGN PEEVE
Crowded layouts
PETS
One Dog
GUILTY PLEASURE
Leonidas Chocolates
Internships
Student Interns

We are looking for passionate, friendly and ambitious design students who are ready to unleash their creativity by participating in the design and production of projects from concept to creation. The internship will give you an opportunity to work closely with each reitdesign team member, learn the ins and outs of a design studio and be mentored by multiple professionals. If you are a talented and motivated team player looking to gain real world experience, this could be the place for you! Send your information to info@reitdesign.com if interested.

Kate
School of Visual Arts
Luke
Baruch College
What makes us different makes us special.

We blend big city energy with a small town work ethic. We believe promises are sacred, hard work trumps easy outs and loyalty is its own reward.