Becoming a designer wasn’t really a choice. It’s in her blood.
For Ryann, being an artist was right up there with learning to walk and talk. Coming from a creative family, it’s a trait that was always welcomed and encouraged. It wasn’t until her uncle, who is also a graphic designer, offered to take her around to different firms to get a better idea of the wonderful world of graphic design did she decide she had undoubtedly found her calling.
Having no formal design training, Ryann jumped in headfirst her senior year of high school. She devoted herself to learning the principles and the programs. It changed her outlook on the world. Where she once saw shapes in the clouds, her creativity now focused on pondering product design in the grocery store and envisioning environmental design driving down the street. She was consumed.
After high school, Ryann moved to Spokane to study Visual Communication Design at Eastern Washington University. During her time there, she was able to grow outside the classroom by working with companies like Terrain, Window Dressing and even EWU’s own marketing department. After three incredibly exhausting and fulfilling years she received her BFA and moved back home to join the team here at Armil in 2017.