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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Carrie Cartwright

Graphic Designer & Photographer Freelancer


Over the course of Carrie’s career, she has been able to utilize her expertise as a Graphic Designer and photographer; she creates images and designs that apply to a wide variety of styles and applications.

Carrie has been working in the design industry for 20+ years. During this time, she has worn many hats. Early in her career Carrie spent nine years as a commercial retoucher for the fashion industry. She has filled the role of production artist many times. Carrie spent five years as an Art Director at a local printing facility. Carrie has experience in event photography as well and worked for Stars and Stripes as a photographer in her past. Currently Carrie is a freelance designer with three full time clients. Carrie accomplishes everything from art direction, graphic design, photography to digital illustration. Carrie also teaches outdoor photography at Public Lands.

Carrie is an alumnus of Columbus College of Art and Design class of 2002, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising. After graduation Carrie chose to put down roots in Ohio after spending most of her life moving with her family while her father served in the United States Army. Carrie has been fortunate to experience much diversity, living in a small town in Upstate New York, moving to the DC Metro area and working/exploring Europe. It has given her a unique and diverse view through her experiences living in the big city and growing up in a small country town.

Carrie and her husband enjoy taking their 1948 Chevy Fleetline to cruise-ins and car shows. Her family loves the outdoors and spends the summers camping and hiking. Carrie homeschools her oldest child and focuses on nature-based learning. Carrie has a spiritual connection to the outdoors and spends as much time as she can connecting with nature. Carrie is also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. She is also a member of the Westbridge camera club. Carrie’s husband, Kurt, is a Design Engineer. Kurt and Carrie make a powerful design team that collaborate and support each other’s life endeavors.

Carrie currently resides in Sunbury, Ohio.