About Ryan.
Hey.
The internet is a crazy place, and sometimes it's hard to know what to do with it. But, I like to make things and tell stories. It helps me make sense of the chaotic online world.
You've got a story to tell and I've got the creative skills & tools to bring your vision to life. Let's work together :)
My Deets:
Sun/Moon/Rising: Aries/Scorpio/Virgo
Enneagram: 4w3
MBTI: ENFP​​​​​​
Personal Interests: Communication and technology, Design, Poetry, Classic Literature, Rock and Funk Music, Writing, 90s Computer Games
Education
Ever since I was a kid, I've been making videos. Whether it was silly home clips on my Flip video camera, or editing highlight tapes from footage of my football games, I was always making something. I was never any good at painting or drawing, so it made it possible for me to be creative in a visual way.
I started learning the Adobe Creative Suite in high school. Over the course of 4 years, I learned everything from photoshop to live broadcast thanks to a very well-funded program at my high school.
I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a B.S. in Digital Media & Computer Graphics. My program was very project-based, and allowed me the flexibility to work on a variety of technical projects that incorporated storytelling and video.
On the Shelf in 2024
Books:
  - Why Religion?, Elaine Pagels
  - Hey Whipple, Squeeze This, Luke Sullivan & Edward      Boches
  - Story or Die, Lisa Cron
  - The Design of Everyday Things, Don Norman
  - The Modem World, Kevin Driscoll
  - Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky
  - The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron
  - Custodians of the Internet, Tarleton Gillespie
  - The Empathy Diaries, Sherry Turkle
  -  Raymond Carver
Podcasts & YouTube:
  - Technically Human Podcast, Deb Donig
  - How to Save the World Podcast, Katie Patrick
  - Search Engine, PJ Vogt
  - The Marrow Podcast, Josh Riebock
  - Hard Fork, New York Times
  - Reimagining the Internet, Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure
On how to create good digital ads
On how to create good digital ads
On how to tell a good story, no matter the context
On how to tell a good story, no matter the context
On how to design products that make it easy for humans to safely reach their goals
On how to design products that make it easy for humans to safely reach their goals
On how to recover as a blocked artist and discover your true creative voice
On how to recover as a blocked artist and discover your true creative voice


​​​​​​​