A Bit About Ryan

Challenging status quos and inspiring creativity is at the center of Ryan’s career. For over 12 years, his award-winning work has ranged from in-house creative direction to development, strategy and execution of creative campaigns through branding, art direction, UX design, and video and film production.

Most recently, Ryan directs resonating, story-driven creative content that stands distinct. He excels at creative ideation and conceptualizing solutions that captivate imagination with actionable results—leading talented teams to bring the best out of individual and collaborative excellence. He’s worked for worldwide organizations to creative agencies, consultancies, startups and more; scaling brands from acquisitions to IPOs 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.


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