Third person isn't really my style, so here we go.
I have a strong background in the fine arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, which began at an early age. As a kid I always enjoyed playing with legos, drawing, coloring and creating art. That passion continued into my adulthood where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design from Eastern Illinois University in 2006.
My strength as a graphic designer is in print & digital design where I work with the Adobe Creative Collection on a daily basis allowing me to develop proficient skills in the software. I take full responsibility for projects from conception to completion. This responsibility has allowed me to work with a number of vendors to achieve the best possible product for each project I work on. As a Marketing Manger I have implemented new marketing strategies with my company as well and improved upon existing processes. I'm a firm believer in inbound marketing and social media marketing.
When I am not at the office, I really enjoy spending time with my family. I am married to my high-school sweetheart. We have two sons and two daughters that keep us very busy and quite entertained. I am also an avid archer and bow hunter. I enjoy spending time outdoors shooting my Martin bows, target clays, dog training and hunting in the spring/fall. Hunting is one of the very few things that will get me out of bed early on the weekends and has become a true passion of mine in addition to my art and family. I am currently a Pro Staff member for Bow String Depot and acting Field Staff member for Real Avid, Bucks and Beards Scents and Deer Crossing Archery.
An extremely talented team player, I could always count on Ryan to embrace the goal, understand the audience and deliver extraordinary results. I highly recommend Ryan both personally and professionally.
I was consistently impressed with his high level of creativity. He is a top-notch graphic designer and artist, a tireless problem-solver, and a team player through and through. He could always be counted on to help encourage the team and champion their efforts.
Having worked with Ryan on numerous projects, I can say that he exemplifies all the great things about art and graphic design in general. It's rare to find someone with as much passion for their work.
Ryan is a visually strong designer who pays a great deal of attention to detail in the design and production processes. He is a self starter, easy going and very congenially individual with a keen sense of visual awareness.