EarlEarl Ridgell

As a Freelance Producer/Creative Director, while working with Trogolo, he produced a portion of 1.2 million dollar holiday display for Turning Stone Casino.  Additionally, with a large staff of creative professionals, from scenic designers to graphic designers, Earl produced, created and installed a 2 million dollar, eight thousand square foot immersive traveling exhibit experience titled: Rockwell’s America while on staff at Becker Group, now known as GES. Other credits include: set design for a Comcast/Cal Ripken commercial, a national experiential tour for Discovery Communications featuring Junkyard Wars: On the Road, art direction for 250 spot national television commercial for Discovery Communications featuring Junkyard Wars: On the Road, a holiday exhibit design featuring the children’s book If you Give a Mouse a Cookie as well an holiday exhibit design for Sony Pictures featuring Stuart Little, and last but not least a Holiday exhibition featuring Norman Rockwell at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida all while at Becker Group, now known as GES. Earl also a prolific illustrator, has completed his fifth children’s book, the last four were for Boy’s Town Press.  A Visit to Grandmother has won three awards and continues to be on the shelves of retailers and online.  Earl believes that teaching the next generation of design students is extremely important, therefore coupled with his freelance career, Earl is an adjunct professor at ITT teaching: Instruction Design, Typography and InDesign, Graphic Design Production, Humanities, Group Dynamics, Beginning Drawing, and Digital Pre-Press (plus many other Graphic Design related courses). Before ITT Earl was an instructor at Computer Career Institute at Johns Hopkins University teaching Visual & Graphic Communications. Besides leading the creative side of the business, Earl is also an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) specialist and trainer (BaaN certified). These skills have enabled him to develop and successfully manage and direct over fifty million dollars worth of business in the past three decades.