Kasha Ritter

Kasha Ritter

Website: www.kasharitter.com
Twitter: @kasharitter
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Member since December 16, 2009
I paint without brushes. I use the glass dropper from a jar of acrylic ink. I came upon this by accident, aka: my cat Lola spilled jars of ink onto canvas and as i pulled off the color to save the ink shapes formed. I smiled quickly realizing this was my technique in hiding. First because it made me smile and second because it was at the heart of my true love, cause and effect. I adore chasing reactions. From picking on my brothers to see what they would do, to going after various art forms to find the best result. I think this is why I love “making mistakes” because I learn so much watching things react not as I expected. Quote_down
  • About
1985 Graphic Designs LLC , BA , One year internship/school of graphic art
1983 SUNY Plattsburgh , BA
1983 Elmira College , BA

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Kasha Ritter
Companies I work or worked for:
Kasha Ritter
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

It's time to give back in my own creative way.

My favorite startups:

Frodo & the Fellowship quest. Yoga Mat Made ( can I say that? :)

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: there is no map to Moordor. Rewarding: I get to listen to all the voices inside my head.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Thinking they don't know.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1. I do know.
2. Kindness matters.
3. Do the work. All of it.

How do you prevent burn-out?

Gratitude! Not everyone is able/allowed the freedom to follow their dream. It's an honor to be able to do this.

What happens if your company doesn't "make it"?

Make what?
To follow your intention to help the world through your invention IS making it. The world is always a better place when someone has the courage to stand up, speak their creative mind, step forth with what they see as making a difference.

How do you handle regrets?

I hand them off.
Regrets are not to be handled or held onto but instead handed off to the you that once was but are no longer because of what you have now learned.

What do you do when your plans don't work out?

I work in.
Try to see the other side of the fabric. It's not necessarily bad when things don't follow your mental map. Be willing to see what is there as if it was a gift not an obstacle.

Full bio

Kasha Ritter is a professional artist/designer and the owner of Kasha Ritter where she designs women’s accessories with her art. Being the first to market with a unique design combination of art and yoga mats has enabled her to lead the field with this extraordinary concept in women’s fashion.  Her artwork has gained tremendous momentum in local prominent galleries and art events creating a buzz about her vibrant technique and making her a sought-after artist in town. Currently she is taking her designer accessories mainstream after much success on the local level. This has enabled her to establish herself as a must-watch designer as well as a renown artist.