Edward Ratliff

photo by Anja Hitzenberger

Edward Ratliff is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. In the visual realm, he’s a graphic designer who works in print and digital media with clients ranging from individual artists to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His film, video, and installation work has been exhibited internationally.

As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, he’s led bands in clubs, theaters, and festivals across New York City and in Europe and Asia, and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on Netflix, HBO, Nickelodeon, Hulu, PBS, and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra. He “is best known for making richly cinematic music that captures New York City’s momentum and diversity” (The Wall Street Journal) and has been called “a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player” (The New York Times).

Edward’s Classes

  • Edward teaches movies as inspiration and using InDesign to create zines and books for StrudelmediaLive.
I loved the class and learned so much — not just InDesign technical stuff, but also design and photography aesthetics… it was awesome!
—Bobby (Washington DC)
I really enjoyed this class — It helped me think about my work in a deeper way. And I loved learning InDesign. Now I feel I have the tools to put it all together. Thank you both.
—Jennifer (Monaco)
Thanks again, Anja and Edward, for a wonderful class — I can certainly say that I got what I was hoping for out of it.
—David (New York)
Anja and Edward did a great job creating this class. I especially enjoyed the Hong Kong films featured in the class — they were new to me. I must say that the class made me think of films in a different way. It was strange to me that I reacted to the assignments as real challenges that made me quite nervous — a sure sign that the class was a true growth experience. I hope I can take another course with you someday down the road.
—Mike (California)