Ryan Andrew Cady

Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Art Direction

Experience

Senior Visual Designer • RhythmOne • Ann Arbor MI

July 2012 – Present

Branding, look and feel, site design, special promotions, and editorial design for various sites including AllMusic. Lead complete responsive redesign of AllMusic and AllMovie from the ground up for both desktop and mobile. Lead visual ideation, design, and UX direction for Celebified. Established UI and UX for new feature integration to sites. Established branding and style guides for various properties. iOS visual design, layouts, and prototyping. Organized and lead reviews and meetings for design team. Interview and screen potential candidates for design hiring.

Adjunct Faculty • College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

July 2012 – Present

Part-time faculty teaching interaction design classes for the Graphic Design department.

Adjunct Faculty • Wayne State University • Detroit MI

January 2017 – Present

Part-time faculty teaching interaction design classes for the Graphic Design department.

Proprietor • Selfish Agenda • Detroit MI

2012 – Present

Carry out all duties related to running a small record label, including A&R/curation of bands, manufacturing, distribution, bookkeeping, advertising, social media promotion, and graphic design for both print and web. Records and tapes released for bands such as Saturday Looks Good To Me, Winter Bear, KATIEE, and Coyote Clean Up.

Senior Art Director • Digitas • Detroit MI

March 2011 - June 2012

Art direction and design primarily for GM.com, as well as support and ideation for other clients such as Buick, GMC, OnStar, and eBay. Designed for various playforms including web, tablet, video and mobile.

Studio Graphic Designer • General Motors • Detroit MI

April 2010 - March 2011

In-house designer for Cadillac. Worked with the studio director, industrial designers, and managers to establish a cohesive presentation strategy for the brand.

Interactive Designer • Vectorform • Royal Oak MI

April 2009 - April 2010

Interactive designer at a studio focusing on touch screen technologies, colaborating with programmers to create interfaces primarily for the Microsoft Surface, iPhone, and iPad.

Interactive Designer • Ham in the Fridge • Minneapolis MN

September 2006 - October 2007

Designer for an interactive studio concepting websites, interactive experiences, and online games for Target, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Domino Records.

Designer • Big Communications • Ferndale MI

April 2006 - September 2006

Designer at an agency that specializes in creating premiums and training materials for major pharmaceutical companies. Projects include training CD-ROMs, interface designs, flash animations, CD face art, and informational print manuals.

Creative Intern • ePrize • Ferndale MI

May 2005 - September 2005

Web promotions for clients including Mtv and Coca-Cola.

Designer for Spine • College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

September 2004 - May 2005

Part of two-person team that designed Spine, an annual publication of student work at CCS. Spine won a Judges Pick in the AIGA Design Review, recieved an Award of Excellence at the 35th Annual UCDA Design Competition and was featured in How Magazine's 2006 Design Annual and Print Magazine's 2006 Regional Design Annual.

New Media Intern • Metro Times • Detroit MI

October 2000 - March 2001

Intern in the the editorial department. Produced content for the paper as well as maintained event listings and band profiles for the Sonic Metropolis section of the website.

Education

BFA, Graphic Design

College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

DeProgram • Den Haag NL

Three-week Dutch design workshop with an emphasis on research and conceptual thinking. Worked closely with studios Lust and NLXL and met with various other studios and designers in Den Haag, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

Web Development

Washtenaw Community College • Ann Arbor MI

HTML5 + CSS3

Clients

  • 360 Daily,
  • Adult Swim,
  • AllMovie,
  • AllMusic,
  • American Bar Association,
  • Buick,
  • Cadillac,
  • Cartoon Network,
  • Celebified,
  • Chicago Artists Coalition,
  • City of Pontiac DDA,
  • Coca-Cola,
  • College for Creative Studies,
  • Detroit Urban Craft Fair,
  • Domino Records,
  • eBay,
  • GMC,
  • General Motors,
  • Hewlett-Packard,
  • Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit,
  • Kimberly Clark,
  • McCann Detroit,
  • Microsoft,
  • Mirror/Mirror Records,
  • Mtv,
  • OnStar,
  • Organic,
  • Saab Automobile,
  • Selfish Agenda Records,
  • Sender LLC,
  • Sidereel,
  • Smuckers,
  • Target,
  • Team Detroit,
  • Total TV,
  • Warrior Sports

Awards

  • Interactive Design Annual • How Magazine • 2014
  • Public Shortlist • TheFWA • 2013
  • Judges Prize • AIGA Design Re:view • 2007
  • Award of Excellence • UCDA Design Awards • 2006
  • Merit Award - Design Annual • How Magazine • 2006
  • Regional Design Annual • Print Magazine • 2006

Involvement

AIGA

  • Member • 2003 - Present
  • Networking Event Chair • Detroit Chapter • 2009 - 2011
  • Communications Director • CCS Chapter • 2004 - 2005

Skills

  • Art Direction,
  • Creative Direction,
  • Graphic Design,
  • UI,
  • Typography,
  • User Experience,
  • Interaction Design,
  • Visual Communication,
  • Branding,
  • Mobile Design,
  • Layout,
  • Advertising,
  • Design Thinking,
  • HTML + CSS,
  • Responsive Design,
  • Prototyping

Software

  • Photoshop,
  • Illustrator,
  • AfterEffects,
  • InDesign,
  • Invision,
  • Sketch,
  • Brackets,
  • Procreate,
  • Flash (LOL)