During Ryan’s junior year of college, he entered a contest that AOL was running to find an intern for one of its departments. The challenge was to create an About.me account and develop a following for that account in order to win the contest. Ryan won, and—upon graduating—was offered a spot on the Design Team as an AOL designer.
Ryan and his fellow designers meet every day at 10:00 AM to go over request tickets received from all of AOL’s departments—from the Marketing Team to Executive Management. The rest of his day, Ryan works on projects ranging from Powerpoint presentations and sales one sheets to designing various event collateral and brand identity systems.