Los Angeles, CA
I'm originally from the great state of Maryland, I was born and grew up a stones throw from the Washington DC border. I played college lacrosse in Baltimore where I studied fashion merchandising and as soon as I graduated I moved to Los Angeles to attend graphic design school, where I discovered my passion. Although now an Angelino at heart, I maintain my Maryland roots through my love of Washington DC sports and playing in lacrosse leagues in Los Angeles. I'm also a giant nerd with a love of super heroes and science fiction.
Freelance Graphic Design
Route One is a company that incorporates the the State Flag and Other State Imagery into different products, from T Shirts, to purses, to shoes, to hats, basically, you name it and they’ve incorporated the Maryland Flag with it. I submit designs and product concepts which are sold in their online store and the physical retail locations they work with. I work remotely, so I’m able to work all the way from my new home in Los Angeles while keeping that connection with my roots
Graphic Designer and R&D Manager
I initially joined the Pro Athletics team to help develop the company’s first retail short line. Upon its success I slowly began to take on more projects, moving to creating the art for the team sales department. Then handling a good portion of the branding, catalogs, business cards, stock pattern & uniform design for other artist to use quickly. Eventually I worked as the R&D Manager, developing uniforms for new sports to be offered. I handled templating, vector mockups, sample branding, and final image prep, before launching the new products. A couple of the new sports I developed were Football, Indoor Lacrosse, Basketball and Ice Hockey.
Ryan the Foe is my personal art and design brand, it has evolved slowly from a moniker that I used online to identify myself (take from my Xbox Live handle) to being a name that goes hand in hand with a visual style of Physical and digital art. I share my work on social media and also sell originals, prints, stickers and apparel directly to followers.
ROW – Signs and Graphics
ROW is a sign shop that works directly with small companies and brands to fulfill their signage needs. The shop also works directly with cities across SoCal to do layouts for city and park signage as well as large corporate entities like Six Flags and Raging Waters for attraction and advertising signage.,
Secret Walls is a global live art battle event and party. Two artist or teams go head to head over 90 minutes on a blank canvas or wall with black paint only and no pencils, and the winner is decided by the crowd. I created design assets, flyers, apparel and digital social media content for the brand. My work focused on quick turn around for social media posting, photo editing, technical file prep for production and effect visual communication.
Associates of Art in Graphic Design
My studies at FIDM included a rigorous program focusing on Graphic Design, specifically in Branding.
Bachelor of Science in Consumer Sciences
My focus in Consumer Sciences was specifically on Fashion Merchandising
Illustration, Logo Design, Photoshop, Apparel Design, Branding