About Us

Formed in 1982, Rutka Weadock is a full-service graphic design studio dedicated to harnessing the power of good ideas…

We collaborate with clients who have important stories to tell – promoting education, healthcare, the arts, and much more. Rutka Weadock delivers communications that command attention and get results because we engage the audience in a meaningful, thought-provoking conversation. We elevate your message above the chatter.

Effective communication requires strategic planning and powerful creativity. We help our clients understand who they are, discover what makes them distinctive, and express how they can make a difference.

Our strength lies in our ability to identify the special qualities of each client and to bring them to life in the communications we create.

It’s all about taking risks, changing perceptions, creating innovative solutions that no one has ever seen – until now.

Our goal is simple – we enjoy doing great work for great clients.

Take a look at our work and see the possibilities.


Admission Materials for Colleges and Schools
Advancement Materials
Brand Communication
Identity Design
Annual Reports
Newsletters & Magazines
Direct Mail
Information Design
Web Design



Creative Director

Anthony Rutka is the creative director at Rutka Weadock. He has a BFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA in communication design from Syracuse University, where he also taught drawing and design in the School of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture. He currently teaches graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Tony began his career at Esquire magazine, and worked for a major advertising agency and a small communications consulting firm before creating RW. His work has received just about every award imaginable and he has served as a judge for such prestigious national competitions as the Communication Arts Design Annual and the Mead Annual Report Show. He is past president of the Baltimore Chapter of AIGA.



Joan Weadock provides consultation, writing, and project management services for RW clients. She earned a BA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and BA in philosophy from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. She worked in advancement and publications at LeMoyne College and at Syracuse University and for a communications consulting firm that specialized in college work before forming RW.

She has been a guest lecturer on writing, design and marketing for a number of professional organizations, and has taught a course on the business of graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


American Association of Museums
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
American Society of Landscape Architects
AR 100 (Annual Reports)
Art Direction magazine
Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
Association of American Medical Colleges
Bank Marketing Association
Communication Arts magazine
CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education)
Idea Magazine
International Association of Business Communicators
International Design Magazine
Mead Annual Report Show
New York Art Directors Club
New York Type Directors Club
Print magazine
Public Relations Society of America
Society of Publication Designers
University and College Designers Association