West Lafayette, Indiana
Google's Custom Curriculum
University of Michigan Specialization (Coursera)
University of Toronto Specialization (Coursera)
Crawford Nautical School
Bluewater Yachting School:
Antibes, France &
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Designer / Founder
Multidisciplinary design studio that originally started as a part-time venture and passion project while working on yachts abroad. This has involved working on a wide variety of projects ranging from business driven commercial design to passion projects of illustrations and art work.
Designer & Marketing Coordinator
What started as a project to design a logo evolved into building a website and developing a brand & visual materials for all related marketing items, including an extensive linked-in marketing outreach campaign to connect with clients.
Freelance Captain for a range of yachts & boats within the company's fleet ranging from Duffy Electric Boats to cruiser yachts and a 65 foot vintage Chris Craft.
1st Officer /
Managed & mentored crews of up to 12 members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Oversaw shipyard project management, crew training, safety drills, equipment testing, and all associated reports & documentation.
Navigation experience on yachts up to 220ft in length on waters anywhere from the Mediterranean Sea to Alaska, including 10 Atlantic crossings.
Responsible for passage planning, as well as management of the Admiralty chart inventory, including meticulous organization and hand drawn corrections as required by International Maritime Law.
Created custom yacht-specific compliance forms for the vessel and crew in regards to International Safety Management, which streamlined the process of increasing commercial regulations facing the industry.
Working and living aboard private yachts in tiny, shared living spaces, at times as the only American, gave me an international perspective on management, team work, scheduling, unique problem solving, and confrontation avoidance, an especially critical skill because the workplace and living quarters were often one and the same.
PHD Data Scientist & Co-Founder of PreSquared
+1.443.852.2199 / firstname.lastname@example.org
"Ryan is an amazing designer! He developed a clean, cutting-edge logo and complete branding package to make my company stand out. He is great to work with, and went above and beyond with his work products and honest interest in the company. We plan to work with him as our primary designer for years to come."
Health Care Industry Professional & Co-Founder of PreSquared
+1.443.858.9160 / email@example.com
"Ryan is an extremely professional and very creative designer that was able to deliver several pieces of marketing collateral, along with our website. He was a pleasure to interact with and went above and beyond on all of the delivery commitments that he made. I've spent several years managing custom software development teams which included graphic artists, designers, and usability experts. Ryan ranks at the top of the list of dozens of folks that I've worked with in the past. I will definitely hire him again for more projects in the future and can confidently recommend him."