For over 15 years Monte Ritz has offered a suite of creative services from illustration to video production for a modest list of clients including Time, Inc., CNN, Cartoon Network, Univision, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Better Homes & Gardens, MORE, Family Circle, Real Simple, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, BNP Paribas, JPMorgan, Johnson & Johnson, and others. 

In 2014 Monte illustrated over 200 pieces of original content for Listerine that headlined during Johnson & Johnson's largest social media and advertising campaign ever.  Launching in 5 languages and 20 coutries during the FIFA World Cup, The New York Times describes the #PowerToYourMouth campaign as "the Mount Olympus of digital advertising in the social marketplace."   MRY, the highly innovative ad/tech agency that deployed #PowerToYourMouth, defines their working relationship with Monte by saying "It was a great experience to work with an artist who is so talented, considerate, flexible, and thoughtful of others"..."it truly was a huge global success."  The campaign was a 2015 Shorty Awards Finalist.

In addition to commercial illustration, Monte creates fine art miniature portraits at tinyportraits.me.  Monte has created fine art pieces for the Andy Roddick Foundation, Deliver the Dream Foundation, and the Austen Riggs Center where he drew the Managing Director’s portrait, a service previously provided by the late Norman Rockwell.  The drawing now hangs next to six Norman Rockwell portraits in Stockbridge, MA.  Monte was recently a finalist in the Outwin Boochever portrait contest held by the National Portrait Gallery in London, is a groupie at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, a charter member of The Long Now Foundation, and hopes to create imagery documenting broader conflicts and achievements in America today.  Monte works and lives in New York City.


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