BFA – Magna Cum Laude – The Columbus College of Art and Design – 2000.

Web Design Languages

HTML5, CSS3, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, SASS, .Net

Software Acuity

Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Acrobat, Flash, LightRoom, Corel Painter

Skills and experience

Interactive design

I have Extensive experience in interactive design and development, including concept-to-completion construction of full, feature-rich, semantically accurate and fully-responsive websites, and have built many fully custom WordPress themes.

I have experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and have worked to integrate web projects with Google’s suite of developer tools, including Analytics, AdWords and Google-Plus local business pages.

I have experience with User-Experience/User-Interface (UX/UI) design, including concept and prototype development, for multiple enterprise-level software application systems.

Print design

I have extensive experience in the design of a wide variety of printed materials and applications, including magazine and newspaper spreads and features, books, posters, flyers, business cards, billboards, advertisements, apparel and promotional materials.


Extensive experience with portrait and product photography. Comprehensive understanding of lighting and manual photography settings and effects.


Extensive experience with time-based media, including promotional videos and motion graphics.


Over 15 years of professional experience in the field of illustration, including editorial, humorous, personality, advertising and product illustration, using both traditional and digital mediums.

Employment history

Ryan Ostrander Design and Illustration

Duration: 2000 — Present

Clients include: Kaleidoscope Animations, The Sporting News, Cincinnati Magazine, Northern Kentucky University, Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers, Cincinnati Breast Surgeons, Children’s Home of Cincinnati, Ohio GI, American Bus, Books By The Banks, The E.W. Scripps Corporation, The University of Georgia, The Institute for Nonprofit Capacity, The Progressive, Hollister, Cleveland Magazine, Inside Business Magazine, Cincinnati Gentlemen, Dallas Observer, Ohio Magazine, DVM Newsmagazine, Late For The Sky Productions, The Northern Kentucky Forum, Alpha Recovery Center, Over-The-Rhine Foundation, The Cincinnatus Association, The Cincinnati Law Center, The Bob Huggins Arrow Foundation, Marche International, One Realty, 499 MLS Realty, Ten Brink Design and many more.

Job description: Working closely with clients and art directors to design and create a wide variety of engaging projects ranging from website designs, print materials, illustrations, advertisements and products.

London Computer Systems (LCS)

Duration: January 2014 — October 2015

Title: Web Designer/Developer

Job description: Primary responsibilities include communicating directly with clients to design and develop fully-custom websites from start to finish; integrating websites and components with London Computer Systems (LCS) software (Rent Manager) to dynamically generate rental property listings and online applications; Design, build and maintain the Rent Manager website (; Design elements of the Rent Manager software product; Working with clients to design company logos and other brand elements; Design of interactive tools to allow clients to view website project details, timelines and requirements.

Tracker Products

Duration: December 2007 — January 2014

Title: Art Director / Interactive Designer / Print Designer

Job description: Primary responsibilities include Maintaining the overall look and feel of the company, ensuring quality and brand consistency in all promotional and forward-facing materials; Designing, developing and maintaining the company website; Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and implementation of Google tracking and AdWords tools; Designing and constructing graphics, displays, backdrops and furniture for various trade shows; Designing various print promotions, working with printers and vendors to ensure quality and accuracy in production; Story boarding, shooting and editing videos, photos and motion graphics for use on the website, trade shows and advertisements; Creating interactive graphics and software demonstrations; UX/UI interface design for future software development.

The Cincinnati Post

Duration: August 2000 — December 2007

Title: Graphic Designer / Interactive Designer / Illustrator

Job description: Working closely with editors, photographers and newsroom journalists,  regularly designing front pages, section fronts and special sections, creating informational graphics, logos, full-color illustrations, courtroom sketches, multimedia content/displays and interactive graphics on deadline.

Kentucky Post Preps

Title: Web contributor

Duration: December 2004 — December 2006

Job description: Working with a small group of web designers and content providers, contributing logos, html and flash elements and collecting multimedia elements such as sound and video. An interactive multimedia site, KY Post Preps covered high school sports in Northern Kentucky and was awarded first place for small media interactive publications in 2006 by Pictures of the Year International.


First place – Best Graphic Designer, Associated Press Ohio

First place – Front Page Design, Associated Press Ohio

First place – Feature Page Design, Kentucky Press Association

First place – Illustration, Kentucky Press Association

First place – Best of Scripps Howard News Service monthly illustration contest

First place – Illustration, Society of Professional Journalists

First place – Photo Illustration, Society of Professional Journalists

National Silver – American Society of Business Press Editors

Third place – Best Graphic Designer, Associated Press Ohio

Third place – Best Graphic, Scripps Howard News Service

Third place – Illustration, Kentucky Press Association

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