Ryan Mayer

Ryan Mayer

Brand Designer & Strategist in Canada, He/Him

I feel bad for the three blind mice.

2 years ago


Experienced Brand Designer and Strategist with over 25 years of expertise in brand transformation and customer connection. Specializing in conveying businesses' unique stories through design and strategy, I am dedicated to enhancing growth, loyalty, and team cohesion for SMBs through data-driven branding.



Work Experience

2008 — Now
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Bluehaus Creative is a multidisciplinary, creative design and branding studio that partners with ambitious companies and agencies to create bold brands and bring new concepts and ideas to life.

2008 — 2022

WNBF Canada (formerly INBF Canada) strives to help natural athletes prove themselves without resorting to banned substances. They are the only Canadian federation in which every athlete must pass a polygraph as to their performance-enhancing drug-free status, along with a urinalysis.

2009 — 2010
Art Director & Designer at edatanetworks Inc
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

With their innovative software solutions, edatanetworks creates measured results for business and charitable groups, linking them with their customers and supporters and offering an innovative and seamless donation generation system. Comprised of long-time industry experts in technology, financial services, loyalty marketing, philanthropy and communications, the edata team advances the functionality of proven, patented technologies. Developments include a market-inspired and market-tested loyalty system that empowers local merchants in today's global market with local, mobile, search and social solutions.

2006 — 2009
Senior Web & Graphic Designer at Parcom Marketing

Parcom Marketing was an advertising agency that provided a complete range of marketing tools and creative and technical services to clients in the travel, golf and entertainment industries.

2005 — 2006
Senior Web Design Director at Optamedia

Optamedia was a full-service marketing, communications and creative agency with a history of inspirational creativity. The Optamedia team includes professionals who worked with a significant list of clients, including industry, government and national brands.

2003 — 2005
Creative Director & Designer at The Focus Corporation

The Focus Corporation was a premier project delivery company, providing Engineering and Geomatics solutions to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and land development sectors across Western Canada and Africa.

1999 — 2002
Senior Web & Graphic Designer at Interbaun Communications (Uniserve)

Interbaun was an Internet Service Provider and Digital Design/Application Development company that brought innovative tech solutions to customers across Canada by providing smart, reliable services for home and business customers.


2018 — Now

Connecting with, helping and inspiring emerging and professional artists from around the world. As a mentor, Ryan works with enthusiastic creatives who are eager to take it to the next level. Whether it's a student or professional, Ryan finds that both have the power to inspire him as well as he does for them.

2011 — 2021
Art Director & Designer at 4th Street Steering Committee

• Created the 104th Street brand (4th Street) which consists of a logo, street banners, branded metal bike racks, magazine ads, website, promotional flyers and posters, etc.
• Helped in positioning 104th Street as the gateway to the new Rogers Arena and the entertainment ICE District.
• Major roles include creative design and execution of logos, marketing materials, magazine ads, website, art directing photo shoots, way-finding, meetings, presentations, etc.


Created the Centennial logo for the celebration of 104th Street Promenade's street history, along with informational posters and flyers that were placed on the nine heritage buildings that are currently on the Register of Historic Resources's “A” list. A full street closure and block party also was part of the celebration.

Responsible Hospitality Edmonton (RHE), aims to promote safe, thriving, late-night environments in Edmonton by planning, managing and policing the many aspects of hospitality zones throughout the city. RHE engaged the Association of Town Center Management (ATCM) group in the United Kingdom (UK) to bring the accreditation program, Purple Flag to Edmonton. ATCM has accredited over 60 town centers in the UK and Europe. Edmonton’s 104th Street District was the first Purple Flag accredited community in North America.

Al Fresco a celebration and a grassroots fundraiser designed to bring the 104th St. Community together by uniting everyone in support of a great cause. The event included Pancake Breakfast, Farmers’ Market, a “Kids Zone”, run in cooperation with the City of Edmonton, a "Tasting Lot” to sample 90 different types of wine, beer and spirits, extended patios from your favorite restaurants and wine bars, music from a lineup of great DJs and stage performers, fashion and drag shows, and even an armada of food trucks.

2011 — 2014
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

To ensure that Phillips Lofts is the most desirable loft in downtown Edmonton for all stakeholders (owners, residents, potential owners, and vendors).

2004 — 2007
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Ryan is a former mentor to a little seven-year-old boy named Bradley. He mentored him for a little over two and a half years, helping him develop his social and reading skills as well as his overall confidence which resulted in Bradley overcoming many social anxieties, fear of being in large groups of physically aggressive boys and speaking in front of his classmates as well at his Mother's birthday where he wrote and read a loving message to his Mother in front of a room filled with his family (which was unthinkable prior).


1997 — 1999
Graphic & Digital Design Certificate at UC Berkeley College
1995 — 1997



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