Joelle Riffle is a Boston-based freelance graphic designer and artist who employs 2D design methods — type, image, form, color — to make complex messages clear and accessible. She appropriates those same tools in her artistic practice to manipulate, complicate, and invert meaning through collage, visual memoir, and the designer’s grid. Through her work alongside nonprofits, organizers, artists, and small businesses, she aims to design vibrant visual languages and tools to educate, inspire, and advance a better (and prettier) world. Her design work includes the current exhibition “More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape” at the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library.
Joelle is the 1:1 Exhibition Guest Graphic Designer for the 2022–2023 season. In this role, they design foldout posters in collaboration with the 1:1 artists and curators for each exhibition.