"What makes great design great is not a trendy technique, but the logic and conceptual aspect that were figured out in the designer's mind – or on more likely, on paper – before a mouse cursor ever opened Photoshop." ~ Kyle Meyer

Origin Design & Media

Origin Design & Media is the design experience of graphic designer Meeja Ritchie Smith. I have more than 20 years in custom screenprint illustration, vast experience in sign design working with custom three dimensional signs and structural mock ups, and a variety of successful print media. Today Origin Design & Media clientele includes popular restaurants and salons, high-end property managers and local estate owners. We will personalize and develop your project through distinctive design style combined with cutting edge technological resources.

Project Focus

Origin Design & Media creates unique, expressive and dynamic visual collateral for businesses—from small projects for self-employed business owners simply looking for first-time business cards, logos or brochures to introduce themselves—to restaurants and tourist attractions seeking larger-scale brand identity through posters, menus, logos, invitations, sign design, and more.

The primary focus at Origin Design & Media is on identifying your needs and producing the work that delivers a clear message about the unique direction you want to take, and the goals you wish to achieve. We work with you to identify your advertising or branding goals and then to accomplish them.


My "official" design education consists of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art & Design with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Illustration. My lifelong "world art" education took shape when I traveled in Europe for studies abroad with wood engraving classes in London at Camberwell University and the study of Baroque Architecture in Italy. In addition to my formal accomplishments as an awarded artist I bring this experience and knowledge as the creative force behind Origin Design & Media.


"I want to thank you for the unique menu graphics work you did for me and my client, Aegon Corporation, during the 2010 Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA…This is the second occasion I have had to use your services and you have proven yourself both times…I can not say enough about how you took my ideas, and crafted menu presentations that are concise, easy to read and understand…exceptional."
~ Chef Nicholas Bell; The Yum Yum Shop, St Simons Island, GA

"Only the most flattering words can express the professional "1st time" quality our project has seen from the works and designs of ORIGIN Design and Media…Meeja's work is representative of a true professional in all respects. Her layouts, drawings, structure, coupled with timeliness and a professional presentation allowed out project to be
noticed – not simply seen!"
~ Top Cat Productions, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"I've been fishing for more than four decades. Now when I look at my charter business' first logo I feel like more than a fishing guide; I feel like an entrepreneur."
~ Capt. Jonny McBride; Silver Fish Charters, Islamorada, FL

ORIGIN Design & Media   |   MM 84 Islamorada, Florida   |   305-393-7252   |   meeja@OriginDesignMedia.com