Ruth works with both text and images. She often selects the best type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text that works better on each specific project. Ruth has an excellent eye on deciding how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have.

When using text in layouts, Ruth collaborates closely with writers who choose the words and decide how the words will be presented in paragraphs, lists, or tables.