My Skills


Digital Marketing
Art Direction


App Design




After Effects


Before jumping into a new project, I take the time to listen to the client, review creative briefs and ask important questions to learn more about the industry, competition, goals, etc. Then I start researching, mind-mapping and sketching. I like to explore a wide-range of options before zeroing in on a potential strategic direction.

By knowing my limitations and using my network of developers and artists, I’m able to find creative solutions no matter how complex the project is. I also allow flexibility so I’m not restrained by the original direction and I keep an open dialogue with the client throughout the entire process so that the final product will hopefully exceed the initial objective.

I approach every design project with the mindset of finding solutions that hold up to the test of time and outlast any current design trends. This is achieved by honing in on what is important to the client and the end user on a fundamental level. I strive to provide excellent craftsmanship on every design project and I do it with energy and enthusiasm.

Recent work

What people are saying about The CreativeBone

  • Ryan was incredible at crafting and implementing a new look and experience for my online presence. I was impressed by Ryan’s ability to create a site that embodied my character and personality to set us apart from our competition. After seeing his preliminary mockups, and having him calmly manage my project in a timely way, I knew I was in great hands and couldn’t wait to see the final product. Ryan proved to be an invaluable resource for everything online and I would recommend his creativity, strategic insight, and drive to find the best possible solution.

  • Ryan is a pleasure to work with — he’s really smart and creative, he’s conscientious about communication, meetings and deadlines, and on top of all that, he’s a genuinely nice person who’s fun to spend time with. I first met him as my student, and have subsequently worked with him as a close collaborator on a long-term documentary film. He helped with logistics & research, with still and video photography, and with all the graphic design for the promotional materials and packaging. When I couldn’t attend the premiere of the film, I asked Ryan to go in my place, since I knew he had the knowledge and poise to represent what we had done. I’ll hire him again when I get the chance!”

  • I want to thank both Ryan and Anthony for their creative analysis of my companies’ needs and their ability to produce an elegant and effective website that we can modify as needed.”

  • Ryan is not only a gifted artist, he’s a good person. He worked on two projects for me during his senior year at Montana State University; his portfolio and professional manner were already impressive. He listens carefully and offers thoughtful suggestions, is very patient, and in a short time transformed the rough concepts rattling about in my head into several stunning graphics.”

    Melissa Sommerville , Founder of Hike Bozeman
  • Ryan was a true professional from the very beginning of the process. He took some very basic ideas and was able to transform them into a dynamic website that has truly elevated our online presence and given us the ability to reach a new customer base. I would recommend The CreativeBone to anybody who is in the market for a professional website at a reasonable price.”

  • Creative and professional. Ryan listens and is extremely knowledgeable.”

  • Ryan is great to work with. His in-depth knowledge and personal approach to each unique project is extremely valuable. His creativity and willingness to accommodate clients’ wishes makes him an incredible asset.”

  • Ryan is an excellent graphic designer, web editor, and WordPress wizard. I learned a lot from Ryan in working with him designing websites for local businesses. He also designed my logo in three days, from Shanghai, and it took just three revisions. I highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a graphic designer or web editor.”

    Anthony Varriano , Web Designer/Content Writer
  • Thank you for the excellent work on my brochure and logo. I knew that giving you creative license would result in the best possible product. So many in your industry fail to listen to their client’s needs but you were different. The fact that you nailed the brochure in one take is extraordinary. I have often needed 3 options and countless revisions to achieve the result that I received from you in one. Thank you for an expediency that is often lacking as well. Far too often, schedules suffer to creativity but your approach was a perfect combination of the two. I can’t say enough about your services and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

  • GREAT work on the website!! I like that it is so much cleaner. You two guys do great work.”

  • As the director of a non profit organization in Bozeman I worked with Ryan to develop our organizations web-site and highly recommend his work. Ryan took the time to meet with me and staff to learn about our organization, clients, staff, values, programs, and services. Ryan also was very conscientious about what our organization was trying to achieve with the web-site and let his creativity mesh with our various demands. Ryan was responsive to multiple inquiries and questions throughout the process and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the final product.”

  • I approached Ryan with a design problem: help me sell my novel online. Create a coherent vision for my web site, book cover and accompanying materials to my book, Soldiers Rest, on Kindle and my own website. Ryan’s coordinated solution gave shape to the very vision that was rattling around in my head! It’s a real jolt to see my intentions manifested in the material world. Lots of designers talk in vague terms about identity, but Ryan brought the feel of the project together with the practicalities. I had nearly given up on the notion of “branding” my book. Now it’s accomplished!”


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