Experience

Partner, Creative
Bandada | October 2014 – Present


Freelance Design & Art Direction
March 2014 – October 2014


Creative Director
SapientNitro | June 2013 – March 2014


Creative Director
Gravity Ltd | November 2012 – June 2013


Associate Creative Director
OneMethod | August 2012 – November 2012


Associate Creative Director
SapientNitro | January 2010 – August 2012


Hybrid Art Director
MacLaren McCann | January 2009 – January 2010


Group Creative Director
Maclaren MRM | September 2008 – January 2009


Sr. Art Director
MacLaren MRM | December 2006 – September 2008


Sr. Art Director
OneMethod | August 2005 – November 2006


Art Director
Henderson BAS | January 2005 – July 2005


Creative Lead
Much Greater Than Communications | February 2003 – February 2004


Art Director
Maclaren Mccann Interactive | July 1999 – August 2002


New Media Designer
Virtual Services Inc. (Apollo Entertainment)| March 1997 – April 1998
As our industry gets more complex, it’s harder to find people who can assimilate the needs of the client, the client’s clients, the agency, its departments and individuals—then balance those with any project’s intellectual, emotional and technological requirements.

Ryan is that guy. Ever prepared and razor-sharp, he hurls himself into assignments (if necessary, seducing or dragging his team) adapting his approach to ensure the best possible outcome for his agency and his client partners.

Still, the best thing about Ryan is his unshakeable integrity. (No agenda hidden, everything is on the table—whether you ask for it or not.) I’ll allow, forthrightness may be easier for him. Only because his passion and heart are as genuine and abundant as his accumulated knowledge and wisdom.

Fully armed and fully committed, he’s driven to make the ride fun for anyone who wants to jump on board. That’s probably helped him almost single-handedly wrestle this company into the form of agency. Fasten your seatbelts, this guy is a dynamo.

– Steve Koch, Associate Creative Director, SapientNitro


Ryan brings originality and great enthusiasm with him to work every single day. He willingly will jump in and lend a hand on anything and everything. He is a talented art director who knows no boundaries – from print to broadcast to online and digital. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

– Scott Couture, Group Creative Director, MacLaren McCann


Ryan is a phenomenally talented art director whose strategic insight drives great work. I had the pleasure of working with him for two years, and he consistently pushed the boundaries of what was possible for our clients, even on “small” jobs that would have been an afterthought for most other creatives, or in technically limited situations where it seemed like not much was possible. His passion and his vision can be really inspiring. I’d work with him again in a heartbeat.

– Scott McKay, V.P., Group Creative Director, MacLaren MRM

George Brown College |  Graphic Design 1992 – 1996
Courses Included: Colour theory, drawing research & media rendering, design fundamentals & concepts, conceptual visualization & production, art history and typography.