818-918-0792 ryanronning@gmail.com
Ryan Ronning | Los Angeles, California, USA | 818-918-0792

WORK EXPERIENCE

11/2015–Present
Senior Media Specialist -– LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

• Carried out tasks within the company Media Department for client companies with regard to conceptualizing and creating Print, Internet, video production and post-production needs.
• Storyboarded and designed visual effects for a video showcasing a new product being offered for a client company.
• Handled all video projects from concept to completion.
Updated websites that included HTML/CSS.


07/2014—11/2015

Graphic Design – Driven Racing, Chatsworth, CA

• Graphic Design to include packaging, instructions for products, product releases, product imagery and ads.
• Product Photography which entails setting up of background, lighting and taking pictures of various products.
• Social Media includes Instagram and Facebook updates and interaction with customers.
• Web to include maintenance of site products and all updates.


09/2013—07/2014

Graphic Design/IT Support – Coastal Vineyards, INC, Moorpark, CA

• Maintained WordPress sites such as BaconToday.com, GourmetFoodClubs.com and other web sites including Baconfreak.com.
• Updated store inventories and feeds for a number of Yahoo and Amazon storefronts using HTML and CSS.
• Created custom labels that had to be adapted to various products.
• Photographed new products/models and touched up images in photoshop for online stores.
• Created a variety of designs for items to sell in stores such as shirts, magnet and placemats.
• Increased sales by adding two Private label brands on Amazon.com which enabled us to sell our custom baby bouquets and custom t-shirts in the Amazon storefront.


08/2008–01/2013

Senior Media Specialist – LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

• Carried out tasks within the company Media Department for client companies with regard to conceptualizing and creating Print, Internet, video production and post-production needs.
• Generated custom layouts and envelopes for client companies and ensured quality control of incoming inventory.
• Adopted a new vendor saving the company 25% on envelopes and stationery.|
• Branded and created conference material for the 2012 International Long Term Care Conference.
• Designed and implemented new designs for LifeCare Assurance’s brochures for 2009 and 2012.


10/2007—07/2008

Graphic Designer – The Winning Team, Valencia, CA

• Created custom artwork for clients.
• Coordinated numerous projects under tight deadlines for 32 Nascar Teams, and 314 FLW Pro Fishing Anglers.
• Maintained company website and imagery pertained within.
• Created a custom crew shirt for Dale Earnhardt INC, which resulted in procuring a contract for the 2008 race season, securing an order totaling $480,000.


03/2007—10/2007

Jr. Designer – N-Style,  Valencia, CA

• Created and produced motorbike graphic kits for the Motocross industry to include the illustration portion of the Fox 2007 line of graphics.
• Created imagery for the 2008 line of graphics for placement in vendor’s catalogs, to include shooting bikes in the studio and photoshopping graphics on existing images.


08/2006—01/2007

Graphic Designer / Webmaster (Intern) – Wella/Sebastian (Procter & Gamble), Woodland Hills, CA

• Effectively Executed changes to the Wella/Sebastian website salondaily.com using Macromedia Dreamweaver.
• Charged with creating custom images for the website through Photoshop and Flash.
• Maintained a customer database of 30,000+ registered users.


10/1996—07/2006

US Navy – E-5 Aviation Structural Mechanic (Honorable Discharge), Ridgecrest, CA

• Supervised and delegated tasks to 10-50+ personnel.
• Maintained F/A-18 hornets on a daily basis including the systems of ejection seats, environmental control, fire extinguishing, canopy jettison, bleed air, and oxygen systems.
• Inspected aircraft work as a Quality Assurance representative and a Quality Assurance Safety Officer.
• Certified ejection seats and related systems safe for flight.
• Completed 3 overseas deployments in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
• Naval Security, which involved all aspects of law enforcement.

Ryan Ronning

EDUCATION

2014 – Master of Fine Arts
Animation & VFX, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008 – Bachelor of Science
Visual Communications, Westwood College, Denver, CO


Volunteer Experience

05/2018 – 04/2019
Fire Lookout, Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association

• Hiked to, Staffed, and maintained the lookout tower at Slide Mountain in the Angeles National Forest.
• Assisted the Angeles National Forest by greeting visitors and providing general forest orientation, and assistance.
• Assisted the Angeles National Forest Dispatch/Fire Suppression Staff by providing radio relay, accurate smoke reports, and remote eyes and ears for incident assessment as needed.

02/2013 – 03/2017

Emergency Communications Team Member, City of Santa Clarita

• Included relaying information via radio and coordinating emergency radio traffic. We supported such activities as the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, Marathon and emergency events.

07/2005—07/2006
Graphic Designer
2ndChance4Pets.org

• Used Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to design layouts for the 2ndchance4pets.org newsletters.


FLUENT SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite, All of it.
Maya
Final Cut Studio 2
MAC OSX
Windows
Microsoft Office
AutoCAD

 
AWARDS

 Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
 Navy Good Conduct Medal (3 Awards)

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