Rita Shehan

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Rita Shehan

Rita Shehan has been working as a freelance graphic artist for the past ten years. She is a lifelong arts and craft lover, with a particular fondness for the paper arts.


  • 100+ published articles for The Spruce Crafts
  • 10 years as a graphic arts designer, and four years as a freelance writer


Rita has been a contributing writer for The Spruce Crafts since November of 2014. Before that, she started her career as a graphic artist, working for a company that produced awards for education and motivation. She has also worked as a desktop publisher for a quick print business, where she designed brochures, logos, business cards, and custom design work by request.

There isn’t any type of craft that she doesn’t like, but she especially loves creating invitations, cards, paper flowers, 3D paper projects, and digital die cut files for electronic die cut machines.

Rita’s main passion is her popular website www.easypapercrafts.com. Owning her craft website has given her the opportunity to follow her love of design, and express her art to the world.


Rita Shehan received a Bachelor of Science from Loyola University, Chicago, IL. She then returned to school after raising her family and received an Associate of Applied Science with a major in graphic design from Ivy Tech State College, South Bend, IN.

Expertise: Crafting, Graphic design
Education: Loyola University
Location: Chicago, IL

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