Ryan is an award-winning designer specializing in branding, web design and web development. He is currently working with several start-up and non-profit companies to develop front-end web design and smart brand strategies to further promote and enhance their web presence.
A recent graduate from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Communications Advertising, he discovered his passion for advertising and design while in high school. Spending much of his free time designing websites for family and friends, he furthered his design acumen by expanding his portfolio to include art and photography classes. Before the end of the quarter, his teacher asked him to assist by conducting special photography classes for his fellow students. He also won several art and photography awards, culminating with one photograph to be displayed in Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher's office.
While attending San Diego State University, he not only selected a major that would keep him on the pulse of design, but also participated in outside activities that gave him additional experience and breadth in this field. He was an active and proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity that received the highest campus GPA, Buchanan Cup, and the Standards of Excellence Silver Laurel Chapter-IFC Dean's Trophy.
As a member he participated in community service events such as MS Walk and the Surf Rider Foundation, and also became technology chair. His on-campus activities included election as Vice-President of the SDSU Ad Club and selection as an intern for the SDSU Entrepreneurial Management Center (EMC). Under the direct supervision of the EMC program director, he was noted as having a great understanding of branding and clean design.
A recent recipient of the March 2010 American Design Award, his online portfolio can be viewed at www.RyanLum.com and is featured on several CSS Design Gallery websites.
I'm passionate about
Inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
My TED story
I remember watching my first TED talk and it was love at first sight. I was enthusiastic that I finally found a community of individuals who had a level head and wanted create a positive change in the world. From that point on, I've continued to watch TED talk only to think how I could apply the lessons to my life and create action. I took the next step and applied to TEDx and was accepted. My goal is to create something or share an idea worth spreading and hopefully be able to speak at a TED conference one of these years. The main goal is to create something using my current skill set that will help change the world for the better.