BRAND8

About

artist . designer . good guy

Hi, I’m Ryan McClain, a multi-disciplined designer and artist. Born and raised in the soft hills of West Virginia, I had to make due with spare tires and rattlesnakes for play toys. Haha, honestly I grew up much like most other 80’s kids I’d wager. Large helpings of cartoons, action figures, and some sick backyard badminton. I always remember having that need to create though, always drawn to make something from nothing. I’ve splashed around in nearly every artistic outlet since then, discovering new favorites and hobbies along the way while honing and perfecting others. For the last decade though, I’ve been warming my cheeks in the Arizona sun and working on everything from illustrations and renderings to logos and branding and back around to photography, simulations, and even modeling and paint.

Doesn’t matter the medium. I’m down.

34

years keeping it cool

10

years going pro

3

choice Cats

1

serious love of art

Portfolio

let me show you mine

Camelback
Camelback
  • Photography
Print
Tyto
  • Illustration
Bad Mojo-72
Bad Mojo
  • Illustration
1-Drac & Frank-72
Drac VS Frank
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration
  • Photography
Wayfinding-final
Wayfinding
  • Illustration
Traveler
The Traveler
  • Illustration
When Birds Won't Attack - 72
When Birds Won’t Attack
  • Illustration
  • Photography
Pennywise 2015 - 72
Pennywise
  • Paint
Whiteface-small
Hawkins
  • Photography
Adventure Face - 72 - 15
Adventure Face
  • Illustration
Hallmark
Hallmark
  • Photography
Logo - Curvaceous 4
Shake Your Tailfeather
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
Morning Stretch
Morning Stretch
  • Photography
Trajectories
Trajectories
  • Photography
The Great Horned Owl - final1
Desert Arroyo
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration
  • Modeling
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Slimer 2
Slimer
  • Paint
Lexington
Alexei
  • Photography
Gold - small
TRAM
  • Branding and Identity
VP-62
Over and Out
  • Modeling
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Brighton - Chips - final-02
Lite Brighton
  • Branding and Identity
Canyon Lake - Red Rhino - small
One Brand to Unite Them All
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Photography
Milton Bradley - bright - medium
Milton Bradley
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Art Monster-new
Monstrah
  • Illustration
The Great Escape2
Up & Away
  • Photography
fish barrier-sim
Fish ‘n Sims
  • Photography
  • Simulation

Experience

the strong suits

Illustration

Whether it be sketching, rendering, storytelling, or visually enhancing the otherwise mundane, I’m your guy

Photography & Simulation

A passion-turned-skill, photography and editing along with simulation have become something of a favorite of mine.

Design & Layout

When our visual messages are conveyed clearly, concisely, and beautifully I actually sleep better at night.

modeling

From Playdoh, sand, and mud to clays and prosthetics, and all the way to digital building blocks, modeling scratches that 3D itch like none other.

branding & identity

Nothing like the feeling of discovering the theme and voice behind a great idea and bringing it to life in the visual form.

digital & hand painting

I’ve had an interest in paint since I was young. When I discovered the Wacom tablets though? Game changer.

Under The Hood

I’d like to think consistency breeds familiarity. Familiarity then tends to foster new confidence and broader horizons.

These are some of the major programs I’ve had the opportunity to learn with, play in, cry about, and expose for the cruel time-wasters they are.

I kid, these programs rawk.

Photoshop - 95%

95% Complete

Illustrator - 80%

80% Complete

InDesign - 70%

70% Complete

AutoCAD - 65%

65% Complete

Google Nik Photography Editor Collection - 85%

85% Complete

Microsoft Image Composite Editor - 80%

80% Complete

Alchemy - 60%

60% Complete

SketchUp - 75%

75% Complete

Wordpress - 50%

50% Complete

premiere - 20%

20% Complete

z brush - 10%

10% Complete

Contact

Reach out, why don't ya?