For over 20 years Monte has offered creative content design and production for a modest list of clients including Time, Inc., CNN, Univision, Subway, 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. Launching in 5 languages and 20 coutries during the FIFA World Cup, The New York Times described #PowerToYourMouth as "the Mount Olympus of digital advertising in the social marketplace." MRY, the innovative ad agency that deployed #PowerToYourMouth describes Monte by saying "It was a great experience to work with an artist so talented, considerate, flexible, and thoughtful of others"..."our campaign was a huge global success." Monte went on to create interactive experiences and brand activations using AR/VR, 360 video, 3D illustration, projection mapping, and in 2018, with BPS, Inc, Monte accepted the Innovation Award at CES2018 for designing responsive 3D visual content for an AI-driven interactive bowling alley.
Monte has created fine art pieces for the Andy Roddick Foundation, Deliver the Dream Foundation, and his portrait work is a permanent fixture of the Normal Rockwell tour in Stockbridge, MA. Monte was a finalist in the Outwin Boochever portrait contest held by the National Portrait Gallery in London, and is a charter member of The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco.

Dr. Gary Dorrien, Monte Ritz, Dr. Cornel West

In the spring of 2023, Monte completed his Master of Arts in Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, with Dr. Cornel West as his advisor. Monte’s thesis, titled "Poetic Justice: How Art and Storytelling Can Serve and Support Social Justice Campaigns in the United States," explores digital storytelling as a vehicle for facilitating conversation about society, identity, ideology, public policy, and cultural stewardship.
Monte currently works as a research and program assistant at Parson’s School of Design and the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School, where he is a PhD fellow. 
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