about me

My name is Ingrid Dietrich and I am a Visual Designer Based in Los Angeles, California. Some of my skills are: graphic design, website design (I am certified Wix webmaster, trainer, and Wix Arena expert), user experience design, and photography.

I am passionate about design, art, interior design, architecture, and animal welfare.

I am a wife, mom, gender equalist, and runner. I am also a dog rescuer who adopts neglected dogs from high kill shelters. Keep scrolling to see Kuro's story.



Since 2010, my designs have been utilized to showcase products, enhance online experiences, and develop marketing campaigns. 


My work has been published in several magazines, newspapers, websites, and blogs, including NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 2010, 2011, 2013, and National Geographic Editor's favorites, March, 2015 during the "Create it" challenge.


In 2013, I had the pleasure to become the Featured Artist during the San Pedro International Film Festival and their art curator in 2014.

Later that year, I was honored with CERTIFICATE OF CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION by the Congress of the United States, House of Representatives for my work in the arts in the city of Los Angeles as the Director and Curator of the arts department at the San Pedro Convention and Visitors Bureau.


In 2016, I was happy to be part of the winning team during the Design Thinking and Social Entrepreneurship Hackathon for South L.A. 2016, sponsored by TEDx and General Assembly, Los Angeles. 


In 2018, I co-found Ape and Droid Studios, a design studio operating from the heart of Silicon Beach.



I have a background in Business Administration and Architecture.

I graduated from OTIS College of Arts and Design with a major in photography.

Within the past years, I have also acquired several specializations in the design field such as: a Certificate in Visual Design from General Assembly, a Graphic Design Specialization from CALARTS, Certificate in User Innovation from MIT, as well as other studies such as User Experience Design and Research, Website Design, and Human Centered Design.



Wix Webmaster. Yes! I am a certified Wix Webmaster so you can be sure that I can design a beautiful website that will fit your business needs.

My WIX webmaster certification covers:

  • Website design

  • Web design project management 

  • Content planning

  • SEO 

  • App market functionality.

Wix Certified Trainer. As a certified trainer I am capable to teach web design workshops or simply teach you how to manage your site.This certification allows me to teach:

  • Wix tools and features

  • Website content and design

  • SEO and online promotion

WIX Arena Expert. I am also a Wix Arena Expert designer based in Los Angeles.

The Wix Arena is an online marketplace for talented web designers, known as Wix Experts. No matter what kind of website you need - landing page, online store, portfolio and more - a Wix Expert can make your vision come to life.


kuro's story

Story by Adopt and Shop Culver City

Kuro by Ingrid Dietrich-Visual Designer

© Ingrid Dietrich 2010