I’m a strategically-minded creative director and designer who helps companies build dynamic brands that express what makes them unique. I design experiences that bring brands to life: visual identities, print communications, digital experiences, environmental graphics, and outdoor campaigns.

I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of creative problem-solving. I like to roll up my sleeves, pull things apart, and figure out what makes them work. I’ve spearheaded creative roles at world-class branding and design agencies, delivering high quality creative solutions for leading global brands. 

I live and work in New York City, commute by subway, and in my spare time I enjoy running. I’ve successfully completed four marathons (that’s 26.2 miles!): the New York City Marathon in 2016, 2013 and 2011, and the Philadelphia Marathon in 2015.

I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.


Logo development
Visual identity systems and guidelines
Brand activation
Print and marketing communications
Trade shows, exhibits, and out-of-home
Digital design
Brand architecture and portfolio visualization
Visual audit and assessment
Brand voice
Employee engagement


How to reach me
Want to chat? To talk about a freelance gig? Or to offer me my dream job?
The best way to reach me is on my mobile phone:

+1 917 922 5806

Or send me a note on LinkedIn.


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The “other” Ryan
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