Garrett Ryan

Creative Services Director


Garrett Ryan leads web and print design as Creative Services Director for ALD, Inc. He focuses on innovative ways to bring his client’s messages to their desired target audience. He enjoys the collaborative process of working with clients to achieve their design goals and aims to lift design from pure function to the realm of extraordinary.

Mr. Ryan received his degree in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Prior to joining ALD Inc., he worked in-house as Creative Services Manager for a global food and nutrition company where he was responsible for all design for the company’s North American region. Mr. Ryan also previously served as an Art Director for a design agency in the northern suburbs of Chicago. For more than a decade, he has owned and operated his own design consultancy, serving clients in a wide range of industries from legal services and telecommunications to medical and motorsports.

Mr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his fiance and two sons. He has a passion for great food, travel, fly fishing, and European cars.

Web design; print design; brand identity; user experience (UX)
Alma Mater
Northern Illinois University (BA)
In his spare time
Traveling; enjoying great food; fly fishing; and European cars