old + new / sound + vision

Visual Designer + Content Developer

diverse skills bring your ideas to fruition

Hey there! I'm Bryan. I turn concepts into design realities through the use of software and hardware tools, creative thinking skills, artistic talent, and teamwork abilities.

My background in digital and physical media creation, coding (HTML, CSS, jQuery), and Adobe Creative Suite software, combined with my passion for music and fine arts, make me an extremely versatile and insightful individual. In addition to the BA in Digital Technology and Culture I earned from Washington State University, I've also had education in architecture at Portland State University.

My work in customer service has provided me with solid people skills; I've also done drafting work for a fire sprinkler company (T&L Communications) and for a flyfishing gear business (Backcast Outfitters).

I have created successful brands and graphic identities, including my artist persona ("Ruhe") and my personal record label, Clothbound Recordings.

So while the title "Visual Designer + Content Developer" may be accurate for my skillset per my BA degree, it hardly serves to adequately encompass the roles I could fill in your creative business.

I currently reside in Vancouver, Washington, about 10 minutes north of Portland, Oregon.

My other interests include hybrid media, book binding, vinyl records, architecture, miniature modeling and painting, board games, hiking, and magnetic audio tape.

Click here to take a look at my resume and technical skills.

(I hand-coded this website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and Javascript/jQuery)

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