Serious about design and light-hearted about life, Torrey Ratay is the ideal person you’d want to be stranded on an island with. Read on to find out why.
What is your role at KM&A?
Before being an employee at KM&A, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
The number of hours I have clocked with kids is unreal. I’ve been a nanny. I’ve worked at a day care. I’ve also worked coat check at St Elmo’s and got to meet Zac Efron and take his coat.
What is your proudest moment at KM&A?
II feel proud every time I get positive feedback on a large-scale project or brand I’ve created. Each brand book presentation has been a steppingstone in my career. When I get to see our clients finally envision what their brand can become and sound like – that’s my most exciting moment.
How do you define success?
Client happiness. When a client is overwhelmingly enthusiastic and eager to implement their new creative, that’s a win and success.
Do you have a coffee shop drink of choice?
First, give me an everything bagel with cream cheese and black coffee please. OR, I’ll take a Spanish latte from Kaffeine. It’s made with sweetened condensed milk and it’s delicious.
What do you like to do when you aren’t creating stellar brands or delivering killer creative?
I love to cook! I’m writing a crookbook. I also enjoy exploring local coffee shops, bars, restaurants and things like that. Oh, and I sing.
What’s on your bucket list?
A vacation with all of my friends and family to a castle in the south of France. It’s always been a dream to travel with my friends and family.
What’s your go-to Clustertruck order?
My Clustertruck order varies. If I’m feeling healthy the buffalo chicken wrap. If I’m feeling unhealthy, the buffalo mac n cheese.
Best concert you’ve ever attended?
It’s a three-way tie. Florence & the Machine at White River. It was a gorgeous night and she was just as good as you’d expect. I also had a blast standing front row at Dawes with Whit. Last but not least, Stevie Nicks! I love her so much and she performed the song that I love the most and isn’t on any of the albums.
It’s safe to say Torrey’s creativity extends beyond typeface, texture and color palettes – from curating the perfect dinner party menu to planning the ultimate weekend getaway, she’s our go-to girl.