Challenging status quos, inspiring creativity, and imaginative storytelling are at the core of Ryan’s career. For nearly 15 years, his award-winning work ranges from in-house creative direction to development, strategy, and execution of campaigns through branding, art direction, UX design, video/film production, and more.

Most recently, Ryan directs resonating, story-driven creative content and media that stands distinct. He excels at creative ideation and conceptualizing solutions that captivate imagination with actionable results. He’s skilled at presenting to clients, pitching new concepts, and leading talented teams to bring the best out of individual and collaborative excellence. He’s worked for worldwide organizations, creative agencies, tech consultancies, startups and more — scaling brands from acquisitions to IPO in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and beyond. Hire him for your next project at ryanschwalm@icloud.com.

He also tries not to speak in the third person this much.

Awards  

2018 Platinum Hermes Creative Award  Integrated Marketing Campaign
2018 Gold Hermes Creative Award PR Video
2015 Philadelphia Gold Addy Award  Integrated Campaign
2013 Chicago Bronze Addy Award  Integrated Campaign
2013 Chicago Bronze Addy Award  Digital Advertising
2013 AdWeek  Best of the Brand Hoaxes
2009 Campus MovieFest  Best Picture

 


Recognition