Ryan Gilden is a Los Angeles based graphic designer and illustrator with over 10 years experience building campaigns, identity systems, and illustrations for a variety of clients including, The Los Angeles Film Festival, X Prize Foundation, CMT and multiple high profile athletes. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts where he earned degrees in both Graphic Design and Illustration. Ryan is also an artist who has an art studio in Mar Vista and works with traditional mediums such as oil, acrylic, graphite, and pastel. Most recently he held the position of Art Director at the creative agency Nclusive for 3 years.
Freelance Los Angeles CA 2016 – present
Work directly with clients to structure and manage a scope of work. Help clients achieve business development and growth goals through forward-thinking design strategies. Find and employ project resources in efficient and cost effective manner. Manage costs, hours, deadlines and billing.
NCLUSIVE, Inc. Hollywood CA 2013 – 2016
Lead Designer | Responsible for guiding the creative team through the design and development process, managing project timelines and finding strategic solutions for multiple projects simultaneously. Engage with clients to develop unique branding solutions and ensure logistical requirements are met. Work with Creative Director to establish conceptual tone of projects while mentoring junior creative staff.
Film Independent Los Angeles CA 2007– 2013
Supervising Designer | Responsible for creative development, production, and execution of all in-house marketing materials including designs for print, video, web, and apparel. Responsible for overseeing seasonal freelance staff and creative direction for outsourced work. Worked closely with various agencies to deliver campaign artwork for the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 2002–2006
BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design.
South Dakota State University 2000
Participated in cultural exchange on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota as part of a service and learning program.