PROJECTS & EMPLOYMENT
2021 - Present
SpinUp Creative Agency
Design graphic elements and company rebrands for websites built by SpinUp.
Work with a mission driven team
to meet client’s design needs.
2020 - 2021
Barr Specialty Tools
Hand crafted specialty timber framing tools
and knives from start to finish.
Operated a variety of metalsmithing machines including plasma cutter, MIG welder, forge, kiln and a variety of grinders and other basic tools.
Work with an intimate team to meet deadlines with high demand.
2021 - 2022
Hurricane Island School
of Science & Leadership
Managed water system, solar array, composting toilets, water front and construction projects to upkeep
and improve island operations and living.
Taught sustainable living practices to
students and community groups.
2015 - 2019
Adams Publishing Group
Senior Graphic Designer
Layout and design for newspapers
in Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana, Wyoming and Utah.
Met daily print deadlines for multi-sectioned newspapers while updating breaking news.
Used InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and
BLOX Asset Manager to edit and organize editorial content, photos, vector art and prepress settings.
2019 - 2020
Halfway to Somewhere
Designer, Writer, Member
A website and blog highlighting the bikepacking adventures of Ryan and his two friends.
Traveled through Peru, Bolivia and
Chile on their way to Patagonia up until
COVID-19 shut down the world and forced
them to retreat back to their homeland.
2015 - 2019
Founder, Designer, Builder
Collected locally recycled materials
to build modern, functional furniture.
Used experimental design and building techniques to create new products.
U.S. PIRG & Frontier Group
Infographic vector art designed for a report
by U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Frontier
Group and Toxics Action Center to illustrate
the economic move “from destructive consumption to a zero-waste system”.
Designer & Builder
Designed a piece of furniture that is
portable, versatile and interactive through concepts used in origami and robotics.
Programmed an Arduino Board and
servo motors to transform a 2D hexagon
into a chair or table on demand.
Michael Alderson Restorations
Carpenter & Subcontractor
Restored and constructed
post and beam structures through
traditional and modern methods.
Built a sustainable passive solar house
from the ground up using cutting edge designs and materials.
Trained to safely use power tools such as skill saw, chop saw, table saw, mortising machine, router, impact driver and HEPA vacuum.
Filmed and edited a promotional video
that illustrates work done by environmental consultants at the FisioAqua agency
based out of Santiago, Chile.
Operated Canon 5D Mark II DSLR
and GoPro Hero3 in laboratory, on
research vessel and underwater.
Final Cut Pro used for post production.