In over 15+ years as a designer, Ryan has worked for a variety of technology and design companies in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Right out of college, he designed the artwork for “Space Cadet Pinball” – a game that shipped with Microsoft Windows for over 10 years. In the 1990s Ryan founded his own web design business in downtown SF, and led his team to design and build the first online store for worldwide skateboard retailer Deluxe Distribution. He also created sites for top skateboarding professionals like Tommy Guerrero.
Ryan was recognized at the Moscow Biennale of Graphic Design in 2009 as best of show alongside luminary designer Stefan Sagmeister for his poster “100 years of Futurism”. He lectured on the intersection of typographic history and emerging Web fonts technology at Swissnex in 2011.