Hello, I’m Ryan. I’m a freelance graphic/UX designer and front-end web developer from Hamilton, Ontario. I have over ten years’ experience and love to create simple, practical, design solutions for both print and web.
The Creative Pursuit.
As far back as I can remember I have always been drawn to design. As a youngster I wanted to be an artist, so I taught myself to draw. In my early teens I wanted to draw comic books, so I studied and emulated the masters such as Jim Lee and Todd McFarlane. In my late teens I was introduced to Photoshop, graphic design and typography. I instantly fell in love with this new digital medium, so I taught myself web design, HTML, and more recently PHP through coursework at Mohawk College. It is a passion of mine to learn, and to better myself both professionally and personally. Continuous improvement is my mantra—I am constantly learning new ways of doing the things I already know how to do. One of my greatest strengths lies in my versatility. I pride myself equally in my abilities in graphic design as well as website design and development, because most graphic designers aren’t web designers/developers, and vice versa. I straddle both worlds. Having both skill sets, drawing on my artistic as well as my technical sides allows me to provide a wide range of services to my clients in a one-stop shop.
If you are interested in working together or would like a quote, let’s get in touch!
Photography by Melanie Gillis