How we communicate with the world determines the impression we leave on it. Our thoughts and ideas are just the seed. It’s the connections we make while sharing our beliefs that have the ability to live on. Even after we’re gone, our purpose can be carried, our impact rippled, and growth can continue to be stimulated from our seeds of thought. It’s how we decide to plant them that creates the shift. It’s through communication — if done effectively, creatively, authentically — that we evolve.
So far, my life has taken me through a journey in marketing, communication strategy, brand management, content creation, and social media planning. I have always felt the most alive while creating, and because of this, have gained experience in journalism, art direction, photography and videography, graphic design, brand engagement/conversion, publishing and advertising.
Working with thought-provoking businesses striving to make a positive change in the world is where I perform at my best. My strategic approach with clients and partners helps to understand where they stand in culture, enabling the creation of communication strategies that invoke the right emotional responsiveness.
— My parents owned a cafe and retail space throughout my childhood. This was a family affair. It included many nights pricing inventory in our living room, checking on staff and hanging out with our customers on a daily basis. In high-school, I managed one of our three locations. It instilled a parallel between work and life that I am proud to be carrying on into my adult years. When we’re putting our hearts into it, our work and life are one in the same. Why not make all the moments count?
— I played competitive sports my whole life. Most of my memories from my weekends aged 10-20 are on the road with my Fastball team, making our way to the top. I spent my first two years in university on scholarship for Track. My Dad told me to always have this in my resume. He was my coach and my best friend and he passed away just over a year ago. Here you go, Dad. Love you.
— My love for the ocean is unrivalled. It has brought me to people and places in the world that I could never imagine. As a Divemaster and Advanced Freediver, I found my rhythm with the Planet. Connecting with the ocean and my breath in this way keeps me focused on balance, the discovery of new depths, and staying grounded. (I also love Surfing, Snowboarding, Yoga, and am a nerd on holistic healing modalities.)
SOUTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECH.
Multimedia Journalism ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY Communications
DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY
graphic design and illustration
copywriting consumer insight
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NAME: LAUREN RYAN
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