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Having been a musician for the early part of her life, Ryn was shocked to find a home in the art studio when she stumbled into Drawing 101 during college. She quickly changed majors, received a BA in Studio Art from Mary Baldwin College, and moved to New York to pursue a masters degree at Pratt Institute in Communications Design. After deciding that six months of the NYC grind was enough to last a lifetime, she moved back to Virginia and went to work for a few years. Eventually she found her way to Savannah, GA and graduated from SCAD with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. She's been designing her way through life ever since. 

Currently Ryn lives in Richmond, VA with her dog Peeler. She splits her time between running her business, creative directing Richmond Grid magazine, and contracting with various agencies around the country. The brain-child of the 2013–14 blog/social experiment Batter Up, Ryn can still be found dropping off a cake when you least expect it. She is currently planning a re-launch of the popular cake-baking initiative in 2017. If she had any free time she would probably enjoy traveling, shopping, and long walks on the beach. 

 

 

AWARDS

2015 Richmond Ad Show
BRONZE: Show Simply Branding
2015 AIGA Richmond GRADE 8
AWARD OF MERIT: Batter Up Logo
AWARD OF MERIT: Batter Up Branding
2014 RVA Creativity Awards
WINNER: Batter Up
2013 Richmond Ad Show
SILVER: Batter Up Branding
SILVER: Miraculous Mixes Packaging
BRONZE: ShopGiftology Branding
2013 AIGA Richmond GRADE 7
AWARD OF MERIT: Honeyoaks Logo
AWARD OF MERIT: Giftology Logo
AWARD OF MERIT: Miraculous Mixes Packaging
2012 Richmond Ad Show
SILVER: Twelve.1.Twelve Invitation Suite
2011 AIGA Richmond GRADE 6
AWARD OF MERIT: Pigtale Books Identity
AWARD OF MERIT: Kate Sydney Branding
AWARD OF MERIT: RRWS Preview Night Invitation
2011 Richmond Ad Show
SILVER: RRWS Poster
BRONZE: Honeyoaks Logo
2009 SCADDY Awards
FINALIST: Anando Logo
2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
FINALIST: Perspective
2008 Microsoft Imagine Cup
FINALIST: Maja
1999 American Marketing Association
HONORABLE MENTION: Charlottesville Commuter Information

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS

2013 PRINT Regional Design Annual
Logo Lounge 8
Logo Lounge 7
Logo Lounge 2013 Logo Trends Report
Logoliscious
The New Big Book of Layouts
The Big Book of Green Design
CBS 6 Virginia This Morning
ABC 8 News Positively Richmond
Richmond Times Dispatch
Richmond Magazine Best & Worst of Richmond Reader's Poll: Best New Non-profit/Charity
RichmondMagazine.com RVA Food News
Greater Richmond Grid
RVANews.com
Richmond.com
Lite 98 with Kat Simons
Rappahannock Record
MakeSomething365.com

HONORS, SHOWS, & AFFILIATIONS

Member, AIGA
Judge, Creativity International Awards
Speaker, Fire, Flour, & Fork
Speaker, 804UM
Team Member, Richmond GOOD Ideas for Cities
AIGA Richmond Board of Directors
Savannah Secession (Juried Show)
Start SOMA Propaganda III Travelling Show
Pratt Show

 

CLIENT/WORK/PROJECT HISTORY

1st Capital Bank 
AIGA DC
AIGA Richmond
Allen, Allen, Allen, & Allen
Allyon Solutions
American Cancer Society
AMF 300
Anne Grace & Co.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Buoy Ducks
CALTA 21
Capital One Financial
Caprin Capital Preservation
Cary Street Partners
Castrol Oil
Center for IT Leadership
Charlottesville Commuter Information
Chesapeake Academy
Children’s Home Society
Cigital
circle S studio
Community Bank
Conte’s
Corner Stone Bank
Cudas
Defenders of Wildlife
Earthjustice

Emerge Systems
Essentra
Etre Communications
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Filtrona Porous Solutions
First Clearing
Free Range
Gannett—The News Leader
Grassroots Soccer
Great Place to Work
Greater Than AIDS
Green Mountain Coffee
Grid Magazine
Groovin Gourmets
Haley Toyota
Health Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc.
Heelix
Honeyoaks
Innovations for Poverty Action
Insight Financial
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
Kaiser Family Foundation
Karen Wilson Natural Beauty
Kate Sydney
Key West Visitor Information
Kris Carr

Lake Morey Resort
Lawler Real Estate
Lisa Harris Pantry
Luck Companies
Martin Branding
Mary Baldwin College
Mascoma Savings Bank
Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie
Mount Sunapee Resort
NOAA
Nations Financial Group
NeighborWorks
Nomad Communications
Northern Stage
ODS Security
Physicians for Peace
Plugless
Puppy Bumpers
Raison Brands
Rappahannock Oyster Co.
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
Resounding Books
RSF Social Finance
Savannah Country Day School
Save the Children
Scout Design
Smithsonian National Zoo

St. Catherine’s School
St. Christopher’s School
Staunton/Augusta Art Center
Steamboat Era Museum
Swoonfull
TATA Communications
Team Hensley
The Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum
The Cottonwood Group
The Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cooking
The Food Network’s Paula’s Party
The Stifel Group
Tin Roof
TXT MRKT
Virginia Farm Bureau
VFIC
Virginia Grain Producer’s Association
Virginia Lawyer’s Media
Vermont Village Applesauce
Vernal
Wave Reform
WEBS Journal