Ryan DavidKoziel

San Francisco, CA

RESULTS, RESULTS, RESULTS. Lets face it thats all that matters anymore. Well, that and good work.

I've been called "a mad scientist of creative concepts." Don't believe me? Just ask why, and I'll find an answer.

Here is a bit more about me:

I live for my work, often obsessing over color, type and the ever-so-important grid system. I think that emotion helps shape communication, and that design can inspire, and possibly even change the world. I tend to beautify everything I get my hands on (have you seen my work yet?), but my specialties include logos, websites, packaging and brochures.

I started out as an Interactive Designer (10 years ago), creating websites using both Flash and HTML/XML. As my career progressed, I found myself excelling, and eventually moving on to create identity and establish branding, while also producing traditional design (print) work. Art direction soon followed. Now I find myself focusing a lot more on creative direction and strategy.


  • UI Designer
    San Francisco, CA
    Jul 2012 - Present
    Design the information architecture and interaction models for a new updated website, and mobile experiences. Work in close collaboration with internal teams to develop initial strategy—addressing products content, and overall user experience. Collaborate with design engineers, technical partners and project managers to generate superb design work and happy stakeholders
  • Associate Creative DIrector
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Jul 2008 - Jun 2012
    Zinc Solutions
    Working with Accounts, Creative, and Development staff to conceptualize complete Ecommerce websites, Email blast, Banner ads, Corporate Business sites, Flash sites, Social Networking sites, and Blogs. Work with principle to create self-promotional material including Brochures, Flyers, Leave-behinds, PowerPoints presentations, Landing pages, Webpages, and Micro sites. Helped organize office projects by introducing and leading the staff in the implementation of Basecamp, Harvest, and Protoshare.
  • Owner
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Jun 1999 - Present
    Ryan David Koziel Design
    I've been working freelance jobs, most of the emphasis is on interactive work.

    Below are is some of the clients I've done work for:
    Breezeway Entertainment
    Bunim-Murray Productions
    California State University, Fresno
    Paramount Pictures
    Warner Bros.
    World Poker Tour
  • Adjunct Faculty
    Jan 2008 - Present
    Lake Tahoe Community College
    develop unique art and design related curriculum including conception, course outlining teaching, and mentoring student online. Classes to date include: “Logos and Business Identity Systems” a class that explores all the element that go into a good logo and identity system, and “Welcome to the Blogosphere,” I class that introduces students to Blog creation and authoring.
  • Senior Designer/Art Director
    Santa Ana, CA
    Feb 2007 - Jun 2008
    Fidelity National Financial
    leading a small marketing team to create campaigns, design and conceptualize a marketing magazine (Quota), create various collateral and direct mail pieces for both consumers and business-to-business audiences, design and produce comprehensive product catalogs, as well as art direct and design various multimedia websites.
  • Art DIrector
    Irvine, CA
    Dec 2005 - Feb 2007
    Ervin | Bell Marketing
    working with account and creative staff in the development and art direction of multiple annual reports (First Advantage, First American, and Fleetwood), conceptualizing entire business-to-business advertising campaigns with copywriters, designing and developing entire retail campaigns including sku’s, signage, and POS graphics, creating and designing interactive kiosk, as well as tradeshow graphics for business conferences, creating branding and identity systems for various clients, and designing and developing self-promotional pieces for the agency including portfolio site design, leave behind pieces, and campaign launches.
  • Graphic Designer
    Venice, CA
    May 2005 - Dec 2005
    Mad Dogg Athletics
    design and production of manuals for Spinning bikes, classes, and instructors, illustrating and creating original artwork for merchandise, art directing photoshoots for new merchandise, and updating Spinning’s vast ecommerce website.
  • Graphic Designer
    Bakersfield, CA
    Jun 2004 - May 2005
    Houchin & Mize Advertising
    Working with several small retailers, city organization (transit system), and large agricultural operations to develop a marketing presence with identity, advertising (print, broadcast, outdoor), and various collateral pieces, also designing and developing self promotional pieces for the agency including portfolio site design, leave behind pieces, and campaign launches.


  • Bachelor in Art
    Fresno, CA
    Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
    California State University, Fresno
  • Associate in Art
    Ridgecrest, CA
    Sep 1999 - Jun 2002
    Cerro Coso Community College


  • Excellence in Print
    2005 American Graphic Design Magazine. Annual Report

  • Award of Excellence
    2004 CSU Fresno, Interactive Design