Ryan Andrew Cady

Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Art Direction


Senior Visual Designer

RhythmOne • Ann Arbor MI

July 2012 – Present

Branding, look and feel, site design, special promotions, and editorial design for various sites including AllMusic. Lead complete responsive redesign of AllMusic and AllMovie from the ground up for both desktop and mobile. Lead visual ideation, design, and UX direction for Celebified. Established UI and UX for new feature integration on sites. Established branding and style guides for various properties. iOS visual design, layouts, and prototyping. Organized and manage design team critiques. Interview and screen candidates for design hiring.

Label Guy

Selfish Agenda • Detroit MI

2012 – Present

Carry out all duties related to running a small record label, including A&R/curation of bands, manufacturing, distribution, bookkeeping, advertising, social media promotion, and graphic design for both print and web. Records and tapes released for bands such as Saturday Looks Good To Me, Winter Bear, KATIEE, and Coyote Clean Up.

Adjunct Faculty - Communication Design

College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

September 2010 – May 2018

Classes: Interaction 1, Interaction 3, Motion 1

Adjunct Faculty - Graphic Design

Wayne State University • Detroit MI

January 2017 – May 2019

Classes: Intro to Interactivity

Senior Art Director

Digitas • Detroit MI

March 2011 - June 2012

Art direction and design primarily for GM.com, as well as support and ideation for other clients such as Buick, GMC, OnStar, and eBay. Designed for various playforms including web, tablet, video and mobile.

Studio Graphic Designer

General Motors • Detroit MI

April 2010 - March 2011

In-house designer for Cadillac. Worked with the studio director, industrial designers, and managers to establish a cohesive presentation strategy for the brand.

Interactive Designer

Vectorform • Royal Oak MI

April 2009 - April 2010

Interactive designer at a studio focusing on touch screen technologies, colaborating with programmers to create interfaces primarily for the Microsoft Surface, iPhone, and iPad.

Interactive Designer

Ham in the Fridge • Minneapolis MN

September 2006 - October 2007

Designer for an interactive studio concepting websites, interactive experiences, and online games for Target, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Domino Records.


Big Communications • Ferndale MI

April 2006 - September 2006

Designer at an agency that specializes in creating premiums and training materials for major pharmaceutical companies. Projects include training CD-ROMs, interface designs, flash animations, CD face art, and informational print manuals.

Creative Intern

ePrize • Ferndale MI

May 2005 - September 2005

Web promotions for clients including Mtv and Coca-Cola.

Designer for Spine

College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

September 2004 - May 2005

Part of two-person team that designed Spine, an annual publication of student work at CCS. Spine won a Judges Pick in the AIGA Design Review, recieved an Award of Excellence at the 35th Annual UCDA Design Competition and was featured in How Magazine's 2006 Design Annual and Print Magazine's 2006 Regional Design Annual.

New Media Intern

Metro Times • Detroit MI

October 2000 - March 2001

Intern in the the editorial department. Produced content for the paper as well as maintained event listings and band profiles for the Sonic Metropolis section of the website.


BFA, Graphic Design

College for Creative Studies • Detroit MI

DeProgram • Den Haag NL

Three-week Dutch design workshop with an emphasis on research and conceptual thinking. Worked closely with studios Lust and NLXL and met with various other studios and designers in Den Haag, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Berlin.

Web Development

Washtenaw Community College • Ann Arbor MI



  • 360 Daily,
  • Adult Swim,
  • AllMovie,
  • AllMusic,
  • American Bar Association,
  • Buick,
  • Cadillac,
  • Cartoon Network,
  • Celebified,
  • Chicago Artists Coalition,
  • City of Pontiac DDA,
  • Coca-Cola,
  • College for Creative Studies,
  • Detroit Urban Craft Fair,
  • Domino Records,
  • eBay,
  • GMC,
  • General Motors,
  • Hewlett-Packard,
  • Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit,
  • Kimberly Clark,
  • McCann Detroit,
  • Microsoft,
  • Mirror/Mirror Records,
  • Mtv,
  • OnStar,
  • Organic,
  • Saab Automobile,
  • Selfish Agenda Records,
  • Sender LLC,
  • Sidereel,
  • Smuckers,
  • Target,
  • Team Detroit,
  • Total TV,
  • Warrior Sports


  • Interactive Design Annual • How Magazine • 2014
  • Public Shortlist • TheFWA • 2013
  • Judges Prize • AIGA Design Re:view • 2007
  • Award of Excellence • UCDA Design Awards • 2006
  • Merit Award - Design Annual • How Magazine • 2006
  • Regional Design Annual • Print Magazine • 2006



  • Member • 2003 - Present
  • Networking Event Chair • Detroit Chapter • 2009 - 2011
  • Communications Director • CCS Chapter • 2004 - 2005


  • Art Direction,
  • Creative Direction,
  • Graphic Design,
  • UI,
  • Typography,
  • User Experience,
  • Interaction Design,
  • Visual Communication,
  • Branding,
  • Mobile Design,
  • Layout,
  • Advertising,
  • Design Thinking,
  • HTML + CSS,
  • Responsive Design,
  • Prototyping


  • Photoshop,
  • Illustrator,
  • AfterEffects,
  • InDesign,
  • Invision,
  • Sketch,
  • Brackets,
  • Procreate,
  • Flash (LOL)