Some of us are just born "creative types". No matter how hard we try, we just aren't very good at Algebra, and cringe at the thought of having to balance a checkbook.

I am Gerah Dutkiewicz, the founder and manager of Richmond Creative... as I have gone through life, I've finally come to the sometimes-difficult-realization that I am one of those types.

So, instead of trying to pretend that I enjoy accounting or mechanical engineering, I've made a career out of practicing the things I enjoy and am passionate about.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University where I majored in Organizational Communication, and completed a minor in Art.

Since then, I have worked as a Marketing intern for a local Community College, a graphic designer for a publishing company, a marketing consultant/account manager for a commercial printer/mailing house, and a graphic designer at a full-service marketing agency. I've taught children's art classes, art camps and have been a board member with my area Arts Council, am on the board of directors of Intercom - Kalamazoo Area Association of Professional Communicators. Oh, and I LOVE writing.

Out of all of my professional accomplishment and experience, the greatest thing I have done is owned and operated my business, Richmond Creative. For over a decade, I’ve worked with businesses of all types and sizes to help them bring their marketing plans and visions to life. Every project teaches me something new and has given me a diverse and varied skillset.

I like to think of myself as a "Creative Inspirational Do-er". I feel that work and life should be balanced and strongly feel that adults should have more fun - life is too short to be dull and boring. I love style, great design, creativity and organization. I love to work with people, I love a challenge, and I settle for nothing less than perfection in a completed project.