Multidisciplinary art director, graphic designer, and artist who aims to drive autheticity at the core of every project to create interesting content, campaigns, and visual identities.

Ryan has spent the majority of his life dedicated to soccer, playing collegiately at the University of South Carolina, and professionally in the USL’s Charleston Battery. He’s taken his insight and passion for the game directly into his design work by working with soccer clubs and organizations around the country, but especially with local Venice Beach Football Club, to help develop and run brand campaigns, apparel drops, and provide art direction.

Along with this, has also worked for start-up companies, developing visual identities, as well as working as an outdoor and lifestyle model for The North Face and Nike in multiple seasonal campaigns.


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2021
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Branding, Visual Identity, Logo Design, Packaging, Illustration, Apparel, Digital Content Creation, Deck Design, Custom Lettering, Font Creation, Photography.

VENICE BEACH FOOTBALL CLUB: DESIGNER
(JAN 2019 - PRESENT)
Art Direction, Apparel, Print, Packaging, Brand Development, Content Creation, Copywrite, Community Player and Coach

MODEL: THE NORTH FACE
(SEPT 2021)
Hired to model TNF Spring TEKWARE Clothing line to release in Feb. 2022

MODEL: NIKE LOS ANGELES X CLUB AMERICA
(OCT 2021)
Hired to model the Nike Los Angeles x Club America collaboration collection, highlighting the similarities and passion for Las Aguilas beyond Mexico City. 

MARU
(JULY-OCT 2021) 
Branding and Visual Idetity for a new start-up pet app. Scheduled to release in 2022, Maru will challenge the traditional pet-care apps by positioning itself as more than a service by being the all-in-one pet-profile which allows your pet’s information to be kept all in one place and accessable to multiple oragizations to ensure all-around quality pet-care.

SLIMMIES: PREFECTLY PORTIONED PRE-ROLLS
(2020-2021)
Visual Identity and Packaging design for a spiffy new canabis co. that’s all about being social, active and uplifting. 

FAIRFAX TRAINING CLUB
(JAN-MAY 2021)
Branding and Visual Identity for new lifestyle brand that aims to be the intersection of fitness and L.A. culture by establishing itself in the heart of Fairfax. 


2020
FIVEBYFIVE DIGITAL AGENCY: JR DESIGNER
(SEPT 2019 - SEPT 2020)
Digital Banner Production, Web Design, Illustration, Concept Art, Deck Design, Digital Asset Creation, Brand Development, Team Building. Projects include working with Activision Blizzard Media, Treyarch, Epic Games, Marvel, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Irvine Company and more.

THE NORTH FACE: MODEL
(NOV)
Hired to model TNF Vectiv trail-running shoe and new apparel campaign, which released in Feb. 2021

EA SPORTS FIFA 2021 x VBFC: VIRTUAL APPAREL DESIGNER
(AUG)
Hired to create 7 apparel items for FIFA 2021’s Volta series for players to achieve and unlock for their own player avatars. Each item was made usable in CAD files, packaged and delivered with no questions asked. This collection was also made available for physical purchase at venicebeachfc.shop.


2019
OPTIMIST STUDIOS: JR FREELANCE DESIGNER

(JAN-MARCH)
Created lettering, merch and signage for UberEats x SXSW event, Packaging Concept Art for YouTube 2019 BrandCast, and digital ads and email campaigns for Google event, think2019.

VBFC X KYLIAN MBAPPÉ KIT DESIGN
(JUNE)
Designed, produced and hand-delivered special Venice Beach F.C. jersey for PSG’s French star and FIFA World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe during his visit to Los Angeles.


2017/ 2018
CHARLESTON BATTERY: PRO SOCCER PLAYER/
IN-HOUSE DESIGNER

Played as a central midfielder, then walked over to the office where I created themed home game campaigns to advertise towards fans and families. Here I was responsible for the art direction of each campaign, all digital and print banner advertisements for our jumbotron bilboards, posters and local newspaper, as well as creating the specialized booklet for season ticket holders.


2016
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Focus: Graphic Design