Team Members: to depend on

Trish Ritchie

General Manager

Prior to opening TJ Design Studio in 2001, Trish received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bemidji State University and provided computer support for BSU during her college career. Upon graduation, Trish was the Webmaster, IT Support, and GIS Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Bemidji, MN. As the owner of TJ Studio, Trish brings over 10 years of experience working with small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit agencies. With the many different areas of technology experience Trish has encountered, she has also had the opportunity to be an Instructor at Bemidji State University teaching multiple technology and business related courses.

Kim Tyk is the business manager for TJ Studio in Bemidji, MN.

Kimberley Tyk

Project Manager/Graphic Designer

Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Minnesota State University Moorhead after completing her Associate of Arts at St. Cloud State University. As the project manager and designer, she is the main point of contact for design & website projects, communicating closely with a large client base, vendors and contractors. She works on a broad range of products ranging from logos to website design and layout, creating innovative visual solutions for marketing and advertising. She is a creative thinker who brings fresh conceptual ideas to any project.

April is the Computer Technician at TJ Studio. She is proficient with both Mac's and PC's.

 April Azure

Computer Technician

April received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Microcomputer Support and Network Administration from Northwest Technical College. She provides customers with computer support for both Mac and PC and is well versed in hardware, software, networking, and security. She came to work for TJ Studio in 2008 when the computer service department was launched. She is an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician which allows her to provide warranty repair services for Apple computers. April enjoys her work and strives to provide quality service to all our customers.

Garrett is a website technician at TJ Studio. Proficient in Website Development.

Garrett Johnson

Website Technician

Garrett provides the maintenance and support for web projects. He is proficient in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JS. From setting up websites and maintaining existing ones, he makes sure everything gets taken care of promptly and with care.

John Martens

Marketing Specialist

After 12 years of ad agency experience, John is right at home as our media specialist. He is our “Swiss Army Knife” for marketing and advertising services, including: SEO, social media, traditional and digital advertising strategy and execution, online advertising implementation and metrics, promotions and more. John received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Comm/Advertising from South Dakota State University. He worked for a few Minneapolis ad agencies with a variety of brands like Harley-Davidson, General Mills, Volvo Semi-Trucks along with business-to-business clients. John and his family have lived in Bemidji for seven years and he is very excited about the opportunity to work with local and regional clients.