A Little Bit About Me
Ryan is an award-winning designer specializing in branding, web design and web development. He is also the founder of a leading guerrilla marketing blog, Creative Guerrilla Marketing. The blog focuses on unconventional marketing strategy and ideas.
A graduate from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Communications Advertising, he discovered his passion for advertising and design while in high school. Spending much of his free time designing websites for family and friends, he furthered his design acumen by expanding his portfolio to include art and photography classes. Before the end of the quarter, his teacher asked him to assist by conducting special photography classes for his fellow students. He also won several art and photography awards, culminating with one photograph to be displayed in Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s office.
While attending San Diego State University, he not only selected a major that would keep him on the pulse of design, but also participated in outside activities that gave him additional experience and breadth in this field. He was an active and proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity that received the highest campus GPA, Buchanan Cup, and the Standards of Excellence Silver Laurel Chapter-IFC Dean’s Trophy.
When he is not working, he enjoys learning and sharing experiences on TED.com, surfing and actively tackling bucket list adventures.
He is currently working on several entrepreneurial endeavors such as building an active guerrilla marketing community, speaking at organizations on career development and working with technology start-ups and non-profit organizations.
Founder – Creative Guerrilla Marketing
March 2009 - Present
Bringing my passion for continuous learning, creative inspiration and new ideas to life.
Creative Guerrilla Marketing is a leading guerrilla marketing, ambient advertising, and unconventional marketing examples blog that started back in March of 2009. Since its revealing, it has attracted some of the leading guerrilla marketing strategists and leaders and provides fresh new content from industry professionals.
- Blog used as reference and inspiration to several digital agencies around the world from CEOs to Digital Strategists
- Creative Guerrilla Marketing is referenced on other blogs and notable publications as a Leading Guerrilla Marketing Resource for Inspiration.
- Growing Social Media Community of over 11k Facebook Likes and Twitter Followers
The site has been referenced by several leading publications including but not limited to:
Graphic & Web Designer – BusinessOnLine
May 2010 – November 2011
Worked with several B2B companies in providing clean website design concepts as well as website development support. Some of the clients I’ve worked with include:
- American Red Cross
- Rail Europe
- Milgard Windows
Graphic & Web Designer – Pro Motion Design
October 2009 – May 2010
Worked directly with the lead designer in creating graphics, web sites, and layouts for various clients. Well versed in traditional & online media strategies and design.
- Applied advanced knowledge in SEO, HTML and CSS to create effective web site designs.
- Worked directly with clients on several projects.
- Efficient management of multiple projects
“…creative, reliable and above all passionate about his work.”
“Ryan is a design and development workhorse. The guy is creative, reliable and above all passionate about his work. As we worked together at BusinessOnline I witnessed his full talents on display. And whether he was designing websites, creating event marketing material, authoring brand style guides, or just reminiscing about guerrilla marketing campaigns Ryan’s a digital Swiss army knife. His love of travel and motorcycles are great compliments to his artistic lifestyle. And it’s in these new experiences that he finds inspiration.”
- Jason Munski, Online Marketing Strategist, BusinessOnline
“Ryan is a great designer- he produces intelligent design first and foremost, plus the aesthetics are always there. And he’s got a fantastic attitude – making him a popular addition to our growing team. Ryan gets passionate about his creative design, and his ideas, which have led to consistently strong output. And have earned Ryan the respect of co-workers across the organization.”
- Jonah Hillman, Director, Strategy, BusinessOnLine
“Ryan impressed me from the first interview. Not only is he very talented with his creative skills, but he also has an entrepreneurial drive is very ambitious. Upon working with Ryan, I have come to learn that he is great to collaborate as a real passion for the online marketing space. He is constantly sharpening his design skills and expanding his knowledge of best practices and strategies. It has been a lot of fun to work on some very creative things for our clients. Ryan is a valuable member of the creative and social media team. Moreover, has a great attitude about work and brings a lot of personality to the office. We are lucky to have Ryan on board.”
- Michael Weisfeld, Director, Social Media, BusinessOnLine