I apply a cross-disciplinary approach to visual communication. The root of this approach is that everything is connected from color selection to architecture. Every touch point, and every small detail, reveals something about a brand, message, or space. Perceptions are fluid, they are consistently formed and reformed, positively reinforced or unknowingly tarnished. Therein lies every designer's challenge...to manage perceptions.
The good news is that by applying careful attention to detail, crafting clear and consistent communications, along with properly executing across a variety of mediums, we can successfully manage and influence these perceptions. This is the work I crave.
Early in my career, I was given the opportunity to work closely with Carlos Santana and his management team to design their first web presence. Music industry connections eventually led me to working with award-winning producers, up-and-coming artists, record labels, film groups and eventually advertising agencies.
In 1996, and in the epicenter of the future dot-com boom, I founded Alias Design Group. I led a talented group of designers, copywriters, and coders to create branding programs for Fortune 100 and dot-com start ups spanning industries from financial to entertainment. After 8 years of running the firm, I accepted a position with CBS Television where I could expand my multi-disciplinary approach to broadcast identity and set design. During my time there, I also led an architectural team to reimagine a $2MM station remodel of the creative services department, newsroom, and public plaza.
In 2005, I relocated back to Oakland and co-founded the architectural and multi-disciplinary firm, ChristensenBucko. Alongside my business partner/architect Jerome Christensen, we created rich environments for retail, residential, and commercial projects. After the collapse of the economy in 2008, I established Ryan Bucko Design to further practice my design approach.
UI: User Interface (websites, mobile, tablets)
San Francisco Performances
Shooting Star Pictures
Sketch Pictures (A Len Wiseman Company)
Netopia / Motorola
Cost Plus World Markets
BIOTECH + SCIENCE
Montgomery Asset Management
ADVERTISING / DESIGN
Bigelo & Partners
Charrette Communication Design
Professional Healthcare At Home (Kindred Healthcare)
City of Oakland
City of San Francisco