A freelance visual communication designer, adult educator, and artist, Young received her Master of Adult Education (2003) from StFX University and her Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications Design (1990) from NSCAD University. She won a GDC Atlantic Canada Graphic Design Award (1990) for her visual literacy workshops. Her series of retrospective theatre posters are on permanent display at StFX's Bauer Theatre. Young's work has been exhibited in duo and group shows in Canada and Japan. For two years in the mid-90's, she taught English in Japan. She holds a CELTA certificate from Cambridge University. Ruth's freelance work includes books, CD's, promotional material, signage, ads, print and digital material. Ruth is past chair of the Antigonish Arts Council ACA. She co-facilitated a five session pilot, Creative Expressions, in conjunction with the StFX Counselling Centre autumn 2009. Ruth is currently working on a series of ebook publications.