A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Ray Berberich holds two degrees: BS – Industrial Design and AS – Civil Engineering. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 1994 Ray became one of the lead designers at a large retail design firm in Cincinnati where he worked with national and international clients. Promoted to Design Director early in his career, Ray provided leadership on many award-winning projects. In 2001 Ray established BERBERICH DESIGN.
BERBERICH DESIGN provides creative services that include logo design and development, visual communications, architectural graphics, wayfinding signage and branding, along with interpretive displays / signage, research, and copywriting. BERBERICH DESIGN specializes in Environmental Graphic Design [EGD] and provides complete services for the design, development and implementation of large-scale signage systems.
Among some of the award-winning projects attributed to Ray Berberich are: Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky; Paramount Plaza on Broadway near Times Square in Manhattan; and Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A Black Hills resident since 2005, Ray co-founded Art of the Hills magazine in 2006. A biannual publication that focuses on the art, artists and culture of South Dakota and the Black Hills region. Ray developed the overall business concept and marketing plan for the new venture. As Creative Director, he has established the brand identity, developed the overall design criteria, oversees the artistic direction of the magazine and coordinates advertising.
Ray serves as on the Board of Directors of both the Hill City Economic Development Corporation and served on the Board of Directors for the Hill City Arts Council. He has been key to the community’s planned initiative to develop the local creative economy and is author of the Design Guidelines for Hill City, South Dakota.
For the past two years Ray has also worked closely with the West River Foundation and other Black Hills entities to promote technology-based businesses in the region. He is the former Director of the TECH2010 project on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. A federally funded initiative, TECH2010’s goal was to develop 10 new and existing technology-based businesses in the Black Hills region.