Ryan West

Senior Art Director

For Ryan, one of the best aspects of the work at Orange Square is that strategy comes first—perhaps an odd thing to hear from a designer who can’t wait to dive into color, typography and imagery. But for Ryan it makes sense—and the end result is more rewarding—to chart the right course before designing. Another thing he loves about his work is continually learning about new products, new services, new ideals—something usually unrelated to design itself but that needs to be understood before strategy and effective and memorable visual solutions can come into being. As Art Director, Ryan is responsible for handling all stages of a project, from initial design concept through final production, which includes client communication and art direction of photography and illustration. Ryan’s strategic and innovative design solutions are noted for their fresh, approachable and creative focus.

Ryan is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and has more than 15 years of experience in visual communication.

He is also the recipient of numerous industry honors, including seven Rebrand100® Global Awards, for the rebranding of Holland Engineering, New England Research Institutes, HousingWorks RI, Colonial Printing, IntelliDose, and DeLuca + Weizenbaum.

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