Shelby Ratliff was born and raised in Upstate New York. While growing up, she found to love many things; the smell of rain, concerts, flatbread pizza and Art. From elementary school to high school, she would come to love producing art through various different mediums. Exploring the many mediums that art has to offer has allowed her to explore her potential as an artist, build new skills, and cultivate new freedom to imagine, express, and create.

Deciding to become an Art major in college, she would find a deep love and passion for Graphic design. Creating and designing new visuals and advertisements in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator have become her main focus through the duration of her college experience. In 2019, she graduated from Onondaga Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Art with a concentration in Graphic Design.