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Unleashing imagination, cultivating creativity, and challenging conventions are how I build a more inspired, joyous, and originative world.

As a storytelling leader and catalyst, I’ve forged outstanding experiences, products, and entertainment by focusing on emotion and personality. Inspiring multi-skilled and cross-disciplinary teams while nurturing collaboration is my motivating force. It’s how unimaginable possibilities become a reality.

My drive is always to be inspiring, creating, propelling, and manifesting through engaging and resonating storytelling — whether it’s through film, gaming, consulting, branding, products, or media.

Barrovian Books Ltd.

Handcrafted, handmade-paper bound hardcover books to unleash ideas, dreams, innovations, and imaginative power. As Booksmith and owner, I craft the books and created the branding, website, and content.

Pop-a-tot was an innovative browser-based puzzle game on the GrubHub platform to solve a business challenge for the online ordering giant.

Pitched as a “Good Reads meets MasterClass,” BookClub connects readers to authors through one-on-one interviews and educational-focused courses. I created the story of each book club through scripts, branding, video editing, motion graphics, and more.

Technology Consultancy

This modern manufacturing consultancy required a fresh approach to its brand story and identity. I revamped the brand style, encompassing everything from the logo to messaging, as well as designing a sleek and efficient website that effectively communicated the company’s commitment to modernization.

Through strategic organization and refinement of Rise Buildings’ solution offerings, I created a compelling brand message and purpose, fueling the rapid growth of this real estate technology startup to its remarkable acquisition of $100 million by VTS.

By challenging traditional perceptions of construction and design, I spearheaded the storytelling of Skender’s brand identity, shaping it through video production, graphics, and more; enabling them to materialize their vision of delivering exceptional building experiences while establishing Skender as a premier brand in the industry.

 The Food You Love

GrubHub’s immense success can be attributed to its unwavering focus on customer experience. As a part of the award-winning creative team, we breathed life into this experience through captivating brand storytelling. The renowned “Food You Love” campaign played a pivotal role, driving an astounding 100% YOY growth across the board, leading to the acquisition of competitors, and ultimately culminating in a successful IPO for GrubHub.

Dressin’ on the Side

You My Pizza?

Fudge is in the Middle

and many more

Accolades   

2018

Platinum Hermes
Creative Award

Integrated Campaign

2018

Gold Hermes
Creative Award

Website Design

2018

Gold Hermes
Creative Award

Branding

2015

Gold American
Advertising Award

Integrated Campaign
Philadelphia

2013

Bronze American
Advertising Award

Integrated Campaign
Chicago

2013

Bronze American
Advertising Award

Digital Advertising
Chicago

Recognition

How’s it going?

ryanschwalm@icloud.com