Ryan Simonsen

Web Designer

Ryan is a skilled designer with a dedication to all things design. He plays a large role in social media marketing, website development, and email marketing projects. He is always looking to stay current with web design trends and find new ways to bring creative design solutions to our clients.

Ryan's contributions to our blog include his writings on web design and current design trends.

Advertising has made many changes over the years. This infographic displays some of the major differences between advertising in the early days compared to today. 1899 The Association of American Advertisers, predecessor to the Association of National Advertisers, is formed. Most illustrations/graphics are hand drawn, photography is relatively new. Text is hand drawn or arranged…


Living in a digital age, it is easy to see the benefits of having a website. A vast majority of your customers are online, and are looking to do business there. In some cases, only there. That being said, it may not be as easy to recognize when your website is becoming outdated. You may…


Designer pet peeves.  Probably as old as the earth itself.  As soon as early man splashed paint on a cave wall, there have been designers to critique it.  So keeping with this longstanding tradition, here are a few of my personal top pet peeves when it comes to design and why it is a good…


It happens to the best of us. You sit down excited and ready to start a new project… and nothing. You’ve been waiting for a project like this for weeks, but now that it’s here, your mind is blank.


You decided you need a website. The next step – what content pages do you need?  This can take many different directions depending on the business you are a part of.  In all cases though, your goal should be to get your site’s visitors to the information they need with as little effort as possible on their part.


Are you ready to get thrown into the wilds of a design critique? Don’t worry. It’s not as scary as it sounds. The best thing you can do going into a critique is to keep an open mind. This can be one of the best ways to improve your craft as a designer.


Are you looking for an easy way to get your company views on the web? At the risk of sounding like a cheesy infomercial… boy have I got a deal for you! With blogging, you can have the best of both worlds, you will quickly engage your audience, and do it in a way that is laid back and interesting to read. There are several ways you can use blogging to your advantage.

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