- UX & Content Director
As The Logistician, Ryan maintains a consistent and faithful work ethic while bringing joy and peace to those he works with. He is humble, steadfast, and utterly dependable. He is much more creative than a first impression will reveal, and when you meet him, you’ll realize just how caring and committed he is to meeting the needs of clients and colleagues alike. At a very early age, Ryan developed a propensity for consistency, responsibility, and order. He would lay out matching clothes and socks every night so that he would be ready for the next day. This makes Ryan one of the best people to have around the office and on our team. You can trust him to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done—even if it's taking the trash out or doing the dishes. Despite his strong introverted tendencies, Ryan has an engaging side that shows just how much he cares for serving others.
He still finds time to be active (even with an ailing back) as he plays in local basketball and softball leagues, and helps coach his son's baseball teams. Almost everyday you'll find he and his family doing something competitive outside or playing games inside. And when that's not happening, you'll find Ryan laying on the couch with his four kids pilled on top of him watching a movie or sporting event.
Ryan is a native of Fairborn, OH (just outside Dayton) and is highly athletic, musical, and an avid reader. He ventured to northeast Ohio to play baseball at Kent State University where he met his wife and received his degree from KSU’s School of Technology. Before coming to ipsoCreative in 2013, he worked for seven years as a Quality Engineer and 4 years in full-time ministry. Ryan is deeply passionate about serving others with his time, energy, and heart. He loves to inspire and be inspired, especially if coffee, reading, or baseball is involved.
- Deep experience with content creation, user experience strategy, and website architecture.
- Strong proficiency with open source content management systems such as: Wordpress and Umbraco.
- Six Sigma Green Belt (ASQ) in Quality and Organizational Systems
As UX & Content Director at ipso, Ryan works hands-on with the clients, project management, and the internal team to help deliver the most important thing on a website: the architecture of content, and sometimes even copy content. Ryan believes that crafting a beautiful and compelling message is what makes the world go round. Therefore, he takes the role of story-teller very seriously while maintaining the integrity and tone of the content at hand. Ryan helps clients visualize the organizational structures of their new website by crafting thoughtful and detailed sitemaps and wireframes and guiding them through the decisions necessary through the architecture phase.
Q&A with Ryan
What's the best part of your story so far?
Partnering with my wife, Kristen, and our four children: Ella, Benjamin, Jadwin, and Loralei with the mission of sharing the love of Jesus with all those around us.
What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?
I won the 1996 state whistling championship.
What are you passionate about related to the work you do in serving others?
I ultimately want people to be full of joy and satisfaction in what they do, but more so in who they are. When we have an eternal perspective, the work we do matters! It changes people’s lives, improves the flourishing of our world, and brings hope to the hopeless. What you do matters, so do it well.
What are you doing when you feel most like you?
Playing with my kids // reading a book // relaxing on the couch with my wife watching a movie // working with my hands
In an alternative life, what would you want to give a try?
I would like to be the best dad joke teller that ever lived.
What does flourishing mean to you?
Flourishing is a word saturated with meaning. Think of a garden. There isn't one specific or easy way to describe all that is going on. Working the soil, planting seeds, pulling weeds, watering, pruning, waiting, nurturing trusting. There is both diligence and patience; gracefulness and filthiness; dying and growing. It's a beautiful process we can all experience and be a part of... if we're careful to pay attention.
What aspect of ipso's culture resonates with you the most?
We're all very much human. Our culture isn't about our policies or processes; it's about our people. No matter how technical or digital or virtual our work is, ipso leaves fingerprint smudges on everything we do. And, that's a terribly good thing because as technology continues to evolve and expand, it will never be able to rival just how much more complex — and delicate — humans are.