Senior Graphic Communication Design student at the University of Cincinnati.

the flowers of war

title sequence

motion
process

School project to reimagine a title sequence. I chose to explore motion and story-telling via film rather than computer graphics in order to better capture the reality of this film's tragedy.

After collecting props from friends, I spent weeks in the light room repositioning bulbs and changing views. Each composition was thoughtfully shot to accompany a credit title.

Flowers of War

the development of mobile phones

ipad app

interactive
process

A school project to investigate Apple mobile development. A partner and I designed an iPad app to educate the user about the evolution of the cell phone over recent history.

After designing visuals, we programmed swiping pages, built a timeline, and embedded videos.

History of Cell Phones

sonlight power

website design & development

web
process

Pro bono project for organization who empowers impoverished towns through solar power. Led audience research, proposed design strategy and programmed final deliverables.

Built a strong client relationship through repeated meetings and phone conversations. Also aided with video, email blasts and print design.

SonLight Power

frog48

design charrette

environment
process

Joined a 48-hour design charrette hosted by Frog Interactive. Worked collaboratively with other design majors to identify a local problem.

Conducted personal interviews, task analyses, and grouped data on post-it notes to identify design principles. Personally focused on bus station signage and giving final presentation.

Frog48

shift

rsa student design competition winner (2013)

cross-discipline
process

A school collaborative project, submitted to the national RSA Student Design Awards and won 3rd place in 2013.

Our team of 3 aimed to affirm and celebrate diversity through fashion. We developed a clothing line, retail space and introductory video.

shift

industry huddle

system branding

print
process

Designed brand identity for cross-industry social network. Besides logos, also designed set of 38 icons to represent various industries.

Followed client's preferences but also suggested some alternative solutions, some which were implemented. Also produced virtual tour video for the new website.

Industry Huddle

noredol

facebook page app

web
process

Worked 1-on-1 with client to brainstorm marketing approach to increase sales. Fit marketing pitch to adhere to Facebook's user privacy and marketing guidelines.

Developed app integrated with Facebook API. Built backend admin tool for client to manage product sample requests.

Noredol

I'm Ryan

Senior Graphic Communication Design student at the University of Cincinnati.

I recently lived in Beijing, China for 4 months where my eyes were opened up to the big world. I attend a house church and teach international students English in my spare time.

Contact me in any of the following ways:

513.696.9317
ryan.finke@gmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/ryanfinke