Ryan Ronning | Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

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Media Specialist II – Design – LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

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


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 which includes Instagram, and Facebook updates and interaction with customers.
  • Web to include maintenance of site products and all updates.


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

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


Senior Media Specialist – LifeCare Assurance, Woodland Hills, CA

  • Carried out tasks within 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 stationary.
  • 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.


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.


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 photo shopping graphics on existing images.


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

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


Graphic Designer (Volunteer) –, Los Gatos, CA

  • Using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator designed layouts for the newsletters.
  • Provided diligent editing and proofreading.
  • Provided consistent projects that related to the target audience.


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.
  • Part time Naval Security, which involved all aspects of law enforcement.



2014       Master of Fine Arts – Animation & Visual Effects

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008      Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications

Westwood College, Denver, CO



Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Navy Good Conduct Medal (3 Awards)



Adobe InDesign • Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Flash • Maya • Nuke • Final Cut Studio 2 • MAC OSX • Windows • Microsoft Office