ABOUT 2


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ABOUT 2


HEY, I'M RYAN.

I have 11+ years of unconventional experience turning smart, conceptual ideas into beautiful creative for brands big and small.

But I didn't get here the same as most. There was no ad school. No portfolio class. No internships. I was a car designer and a journalist with a decade in Detroit. But I got bored. So I made my way to New York and became an ad creative because, well, why the fuck not? I like ideas big and small, conceptual and practical, and what's the difference between traditional and digital anyway? All I want is to make great work.

What can I help you make?

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Experience
Rokkan (creative director)
Publicis (creative director)
Sid Lee (associate creative director)
Grey (associate creative director)
Hudson Rouge (senior copywriter)
R/GA (senior copywriter)
Big Spaceship (freelance copywriter)
Firstborn (copywriter)
The Auto Insider (editor-in-chief)
Motor Authority (writer)
Jalopnik (writer)
General Motors Design (creative industrial designer)

 

Clients
Cadillac • Apple • Stella Artois • Absolut Elyx • Absolut Vodka • Facebook • Samsung • Merrell Outdoor • Volvo Cars • Crown Royal • The Lincoln Motor Co. • Verizon • Verizon FiOS • Verizon Small Business • Ford • Starburst • Skittles • 5Gum • Premiere Exhibitions • SoBe • Aflac

Schools
College for Creative Studies (industrial design) 2001–2005
Eastern Michigan University (comms and film) 2000–2001

Awards & Recognition
2016 Absolut Elyx, ADDY Gold
2016 Absolut Elyx, ADDY Excellence Award
2016 Absolut Elyx, Type Director's Club Design Winner
2015 Lincoln, Comm Arts Type Annual 5 Feature
2014 Volvo, FWA Site of the Day
2014 Lincoln, Webby, Online Film, Nominee
2014 Lincoln, Comm Arts, Creative Exhibit
2014 Lincoln, AICP, Design Shortlist
2010 Titanic, FWA Site of the Day
2010 Titanic, Webby, Science, Nominee
2010 Titanic, Davey Award, Community, Gold
2010 Titanic, Comm Arts, Information Design
2010 Titanic, Telly Awards, Docu, Silver
2010 Titanic, Communicator, Award of Excellence
2010 Titanic, OMMA, Web Site Excellence
2010 Titanic, HOW Interactive, Merit Winner


2010 Titanic, SXSW, Classic Winner
2010 Ford, FWA Site of the Day
2010 Ford, Webby, Automotive, Honoree
2010 SoBe, FWA Site of the Day
2010 SoBe, FWA Mobile of the Day
2010 SoBe, HIVE Award, Packaged Goods Winner
2010 SoBe, Summit Creative, Consumer Product, Gold
2010 5Gum, FWA Site of the Day
2010 5Gum, Webby, Food & Beverage, Nominee
2010 5Gum, OMMA, Web Site Excellence
2010 5Gum, HOW Interactive, Merit Winner
2010 5Gum, HOW, Consumer Website Winner
2010 5Gum, Tomorrow Awards, Shortlist
2010 Dofl Ball, FWA Mobile of the Day
2010 Dofl Ball, HOW Interactive, Merit Winner
2010 Dofl Ball, Ad Age, Coolest Apps of 2010