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What I do
Visual communications to convey your message. Reports, posters, brochures. You name it, I can do it.
Brand values, messaging, experience and the visual identity to help you stand out from your competitors.
A plan to bring all parts of your brand together successfully. Let’s be successful together!
Video & Motion Graphics
Bring your brand to life with an array of video and motion graphics, designed and edited.
A visually appealing website that is accessible and easy to use while focusing on aesthetic factors.
Preparing your brand, product or service to stand out and build an engaged community.
I help my clients solve problems through visual communication.
For every project I work on, my goal is to work with my clients to understand their objectives, perform the necessary research, and develop a strategy to ensure they achieve their goals.
I’ve designed for:
- Alzheimer’s Society of Canada
- Distress Centre Durham
- Ford Canada
- Foresters Financial
- Martha Wash (Grammy Nominee)
- McMaster University
- Pearson Canada
- Penguin Group Canada
- TD Bank Financial Group
- University of Toronto
- University of Windsor
- YMCA of Greater Toronto
- York University
And a lot more!
Follow me and my company, Mixtape Branding:
I’m a Senior Graphic Designer and Creative Director with 25 years of experience working with a range of clients in both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. My professional passion is in branding, strategy, and user experience. I received my professional designation of Registered Graphic Designer in 2007 with RGD Ontario.
My design company is Mixtape Branding. Now you’re thinking, “Why Mixtape”? Many of us spent a lot of time making audio mixtapes of our favourite songs when we were younger. Often, the mix had a strategy behind it: we wanted to convey certain emotions through the songs we chose. We gave them to people we cared about or wanted to know better. The songs we chose reflected us and our feelings for them. The skillset of Mixtape Branding is exactly that. It’s about creating brands or other visual communication elements that show off your visions and the best of yourself. When needed, I also bring together other business professionals with the creative skills to take your brand’s “mix” to the next level. Simply put, Mixtape Branding is about having the best of the best and the strategy that brings it all together.
I am currently based in Ontario but don’t let that stop you from contacting me if you’re not close – I have clients everywhere and I love to travel.
"Creative and thoughtful"
I have worked with Ryan on several graphic design projects now. Every time it has been an excellent experience where I am left thrilled with both the experience of working with him, and the final product he produces. Ryan’s designs are creative and thoughtful, which is especially important as he’s able to take my very vague vision of what I’d like to see as an end product, and create a beautiful design and concept. I always receive so many compliments on the finished products.
Dr. Gillian Kolla
Canadian Institute for Substance Use
"Elevated our ideas"
Ryan approached the project with an open mind–taking in all of our ideas and presented options that elevated our ideas. His design was thoughtful, respected our requirements (timing and subject matter) and delivered a level of artistic professionalism that enhanced the entire event. From the invitations, sponsor packages, tickets, event program, online marketing elements and onsite marketing materials – the design was flawless!
Brandon Fairley, Director of Development
"Wildly creative mind"
Ryan brings the highest level of creativity to every project. He asks all of the right questions to quickly understand your brand and business needs. He then strategizes brilliantly to ensure his work delivers. Ryan is an exceptional project manager with a wildly creative mind and his vast expertise shines through. He delivers real value every time, regardless of the size of the project.
Donna Harris, Senior Communications Strategist
"Continue to refer him"
Ryan is an excellent graphic designer. We worked together in the past, when I worked in marketing, and he designed materials for our group. I’ve continued to refer him graphic design work, even though we no longer work together.
Colin Holland, Lawyer
City of Mississauga
"Possesses the business acumen"
Ryan is one of the best graphic designers that I have had the pleasure to work. Not only is he an excellent designer, he also possesses the business acumen to take his client’s work to the next level. I highly recommend Ryan if you need a graphic designer who will partner with you to evolve your marketing and make a positive impact on your business.
Tracey Kribbs, Senior Manager
"Makes our work stand out"
Ryan is an amazing designer, and his on point, original designs continue to make our work really stand out. He is able to listen to what we’re saying, assess our needs and wants, and translate all of this (sometimes complex and conflicting!) information into beautiful design work. I cannot recommend Ryan highly enough.
Janet Butler-McPhee, Co-Executive Director
HIV Legal Network
I have nothing but praise for Ryan and his extremely professional yet easy-going manner of working. We engaged him to work on a large guidebook that we were still pulling together when he started. Some may have found this situation annoying, but Ryan was patient, generous with his time, always produced drafts when he said he would, and the quality of his work was outstanding. He went above and beyond what we asked for and was spot on with his assessment of how far to take that.
Anne Rochon Ford, Researcher, Writer, and Project Manager
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
"He makes things happen"
I have had the opportunity to work closely with Ryan at TD supporting the Wealth business, and was impressed with his ability to consider and balance strategic issues, creative concepts and numerous practical considerations. He always brings strong writing and communication skills to the table, and his design abilities are truly impressive. Simply put, he makes things happen – I can recommend, without reservation, the talents that Ryan can offer any organization.
Natale Sarris, Director
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Let’s work together.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 416-436-3773 to discuss how I can help elevate your brand! I’m happy to talk to you about your brand and it’s visual identity pieces including anything print, web, video or other digital requirements.