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About

artist . designer . good guy

Hey there!

I’m Ryan McClain, an award-winning, battle-tested, multidisciplinary designer and artist born and raised in the soft hills of good ol’ West Virginia. I totally vibe on ridiculous horror movies, under-cooked chocolate chip cookies, video games on the hardest setting, and making sweet stuff that people enjoy.

Need a little more?

I grew up much like most other 80’s kids I’d wager. Cartoons and comics were my childhood soap operas, action figures and Legos were neighborhood status symbols, and revealing a Nerf gun in an open back yard meant someone had a score to settle.

This consistent ingestion of all things kid-awesome and my growing ability to creatively illustrate ideas and speak to the world visually gave me both a wellspring of inspiration and a means in which to express it.

I’ve splashed around in nearly every artistic outlet since childhood 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 working on illustrations, logos, branding, graphic design, photography, simulations, and even digital modeling, prosthetic makeup, and acrylic paint.

35

years keeping it cool

10

years of experience

3

super-cool rescue cats

1

serious love of design

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.

Portfolio

let me show you mine

Print
Tyto
  • Illustration
1-Drac & Frank-72
Drac VS Frank
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration
  • Photography
Hooter McGee - small
Desert Arroyo
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration
  • Modeling
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Pennywise 2015 - 72
Pennywise
  • Paint
Bad Mojo-72
Bad Mojo
  • Illustration
Wayfinding-final
Wayfinding
  • Illustration
Gold - small
TRAM
  • Branding and Identity
Cam 1 Sim-small - EDITED
The Landscape Life
  • Design and Layout
  • Illustration
  • Modeling
  • Simulation
Traveler
The Traveler
  • Illustration
Trajectories
Trajectories
  • Photography
CLP - 7-4
Publishous
  • Branding and Identity
Slimer 2
Slimer
  • Paint
Canyon Lake - Red Rhino - small
One Brand to Unite Them All
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
  • Photography
The Great Escape2
Up & Away
  • Photography
When Birds Won't Attack - 72
When Birds Won’t Attack
  • Illustration
  • Photography
Whiteface-small
Hawkins
  • Photography
Winter Park - Final
Shake Your Tailfeather
  • Branding and Identity
  • Design and Layout
VP-62
Over and Out
  • Modeling
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Morning Stretch
Morning Stretch
  • Photography
Hallmark
Hallmark
  • Photography
Art Monster - BEST
Monstrah
  • Illustration
fish barrier-sim
Fish ‘n Sims
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Lexington2
Alexei
  • Photography
Brighton - Chips - final-02
Lite Brighton
  • Branding and Identity
Camelback
Camelback
  • Photography
Milton Bradley - bright - medium
Milton Bradley
  • Photography
  • Simulation
Cinn2
Pugnacity
  • Photography

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

Premiere - 20%

20% 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

z brush - 10%

10% Complete

Contact

Reach out, why don't ya?