Dina Riddle is our Creative Director. At Appyness, Dina utilizes her talents and background in design to translate our clients’ visions into unique and high-performing visual realities. With extensive experience in a variety of industries, including higher education and tech, Dina has the eye needed to build brands and to really take apps to the next level.
Where are you originally from? I am from Baltimore, Maryland, where we are famous for our crabcakes and football (Go Ravens!)!
What is your professional background? I was a studio art major and then received my Master’s Degree in Publication and Design. While still in Maryland, I worked in higher education as a Print Design Specialist. After relocating to Austin, I became involved in the tech scene, working for a mobile app startup, and then got extensive experience on the agency side.
What are some of your passions and hobbies, outside of marketing? I love designing wedding invitations, water color patterns, and practicing calligraphy. I also enjoy traveling with my husband Ryan (Guadeloupe was our last adventure), and hiking with my crazy dog.
Do you have any pets? I have a dog named Jet (he’s an Australian Kelpie with a spotted tongue).
What is your favorite activity to recommend to first-time visitors in Austin? I definitely recommend that first-time visitors to Austin try all the barbecue places that they can. Franklins is one of my favorites and if you have the time, is worth the wait! Pair that up with a few of the local Austin breweries, such as Live Oak or austin Beerworks, and any visitor will have an awesome day!
What are some of your favorite places that you've traveled too? I have many favorite places that I’ve traveled to, but the two that stick out are Laos and Guadeloupe. In both of these spots, met some of the nicest people that I’ve ever encountered in my travels.