Employee Spotlight: Caitlin Ritchey

We are excited to feature Caitlin Ritchey, Art Director for Total Joint Orthopedics, in our latest employee spotlight! Caitlin has been with the company for over eight years and has played a key role in shaping the visual identity of Total Joint Orthopedics through her creative design work.

We are grateful to have her on the team and are continually impressed by her talent and dedication to her craft.

What inspired you to join TJO?

My Dad was a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, so I grew up in orthopedics and saw the positive impact it has on people’s lives. Prior to joining TJO, I worked in advertising but I didn’t feel passionate about or connected to the work I was doing. I was inspired to join TJO by the prospect of being able to, in some small way, make a difference; to be part of TJO’s mission to give back.

What inspires you to continue to stay at TJO?

I am inspired to stay at TJO because of the people I am surrounded by and the work we do together. I feel lucky to be part of a team that is not only brilliant, talented, and driven, but also humble, compassionate, and fun.

What does the future of TJO look like to you?

The future of TJO looks boundless. It’s exciting to be a part of TJO’s momentum, to know its ambitions to grow and continue to give back.

How have you grown personally during your time at TJO?

In college when I decided to major in Art, I didn’t have a set career path in mind. I didn’t know that I could support myself “doing art”, let alone do it in a meaningful way that could help others. I have come a long way from starting as a production artist to becoming an Art Director. I’m part of an incredible Design team for a company that I love. I have learned so much from my co-workers. I’ve grown from experiences like traveling to El Salvador to volunteer with Operation Walk, where I “scrubbed the dishes” (cleaned surgical instruments) between cases and witnessed first-hand that what we do matters. TJO has taught me to be confident in myself and what I am able to contribute, both personally and professionally.

Fun fact about yourself?

I am fiercely competitive (mostly just with myself). Last year I set a goal to run 250 miles and ride the Peloton 250 miles; I ended up running 600 miles and riding 500. So, naturally, I upped my goals for 2023 to run 600 and ride 500 miles… we’ll see how far I can go!

What would you tell someone who is interested and considering joining TJO?

We all wear a lot of hats at TJO. Each day is interesting and sometimes challenging, but also rewarding. If you want to feel like you belong, and that what you do really matters, TJO is the place for you.