Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan

Creative Director/Copywriter at something different
South Orange, New Jersey, United States

About me

First off, I love doing this job. I've worked in Dublin, Paris and New York on huge brands with global problems, but also on small brands with local problems. I do my best to simplify complicated things and turn the usual into something a little more unusual, while never speaking down to anyone. Along the way I believe I have utilized every letter in the alphabet, though I have not actually checked.



Creative Director/Writer
Something Different
Brooklyn, New York, United States
February 2017 - Present (4 years 2 months)
Creative Director/Copywriter
United States
February 2016 - February 2017 (1 year)
SVP/Creative Director
New York, United States
2014 - 2016 (2 years)
Clients: Citi, Cadillac, Nestlé
Creative Director
New York, United States
1997 - 2013 (16 years)

Creative Director Nov 2000 – Dec 2013
LocationNew York
Clients: American Express, IBM, Kodak, Time Warner Cable, Thomson Reuters, Ameritrade

Senior Copywriter Nov 1997 – Oct 2000
Clients: IBM, Disney, Tipp-Ex
Senior Copywriter
Dublin, Ireland
1994 - 1997 (3 years)
Clients: The Irish Times, AIB Bank, Telecom Eireann, Baileys,
Green Isle Foods, Guinness, Volvic Water.
Dublin, Ireland
1990 - 1994 (4 years)
Bell Advertising (Ogilvy & Mather)

Clients: Bank of Ireland, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Cleary’s Department Store,
Irish Press Newspapers, Philips, Bayer.


Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Industrial Microbiology/Chemistry (Grade : Hons.)

1987 - 1990 (3 years)

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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