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.
years keeping it cool
years going pro
serious love of art
let me show you mine
the strong suits
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.
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%
Illustrator - 80%
InDesign - 70%
AutoCAD - 65%
Google Nik Photography Editor Collection - 85%
Microsoft Image Composite Editor - 80%
Alchemy - 60%
SketchUp - 75%
Wordpress - 50%
premiere - 20%
z brush - 10%
Reach out, why don't ya?