Assembling a winning group is one of the most difficult things to put together. I have lived this experience playing on one of the best public high school basketball teams in Northern California history. Through it, I have seen what it takes to play a role and to leverage everyone’s best attributes to get to the top. That is what I want to add to your creative department as your Senior Graphic Designer.
During the 2013-2014 season, I consulted with Kings’ Creative Director Casey Catlett, exploring the use of stereoscopic 3D photography and graphic design for Kings marketing and advertising. I photographed a game and the successful results lead to discussions of ways my stereoscopic knowledge could be leveraged for 3D photography and graphic design in the arena and online for marketing and promotional purposes.
I take pride in delivering what is needed. I offer suggestions and options based on prior experience, but do not have an ego when it comes to doing what is decided. Working with others to maximize everyone’s skills is always great, but when things need to get done and the deadline is coming, I have no problem buckling down and cranking out work by myself.
I have worked in fast-paced settings where ideas need to happen fast and sometimes the plan changes at the last moment. No biggie. I think on my toes, getting it done with the highest quality. My experience managing all phases of design projects from concept through production has me ready for anything that comes down the pipeline.
Developing new methods of experiencing graphic design and publications with stereoscopic 3D and virtual reality fuel my love for merging technology with creativity. I take this experimental mindset and apply it to campaigns I build and art I create. Doing things differently keeps me hungry to keep pushing the level to new heights.
I understand the principles of good design. I can design to a variety of styles and tastes with ease. Adding raw energy through type and image has allowed me to make powerful visual statements for brands including LA Weekly and IKEA. My work has been recognized because it is different, but feels familiar.
“Ryan works intuitively – a quality that a designer or an Art Director either has or doesn’t. He thinks ahead of the assignment and creates beyond the strategy at hand, an extremely valuable and rare quality that goes beyond talent. A perfect fit for today’s fast paced information environment, either agency or editorial, no matter what the medium.”
– Shelley Leopold
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles was looking to bring new life to the event that takes place at the Arclight cinemas in Hollywood. I worked with an illustrator who drew a variety of hats native to India. The concept of the asymmetrical hat layout comes from Indian culture where hat shops hang their goods in the windows without any rhyme or reason. The variety of hats also speaks to the all inclusive feeling the festival promotes.
Creating all the visual design elements, the project included the following components:
(Formerly LA Weekly Marketing Director)
Director of Social Media Marketing
Warner Bros. Entertainment