Bio

Ryan A. Borra

2721 Lamplighter◊ Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304

 (248) 760-1916 ◊ borraryan@gmail.com

PORTFOLIO WEBSITE:  http://ryanborra.com

 

OBJECTIVE

 

PURSUING A POSITION WHICH ALLOWS ME TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MARKETS AND STRATEGIES BY COLLABORATING ACROSS VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS.  I AM LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE MY KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT MY FUTURE COMPANY AND TEAM.

 

  EDUCATION

 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 

Bachelor of Fine Arts– December, 2012

Minor in Art History

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTIONS

Marketing – Graphic Designer                                                                                                                                   June 2013-Current  

 

  • Through use of visual art expertise perfect overall composition of design
  • Using Adobe InDesign to implement enhancements
  • Perfect page layout by adjusting arrangement of image placement, text layout and style
  • Assemble final design to prepare layouts for print

 

DETROIT YES

Freelance Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant                                                                                                January 2013 – Current

 

  • Utilizing Google Analytics to review and analyze usage data on Website
  • Design logo and advertisements using Photo Shop, Illustrator and WordPress
  • Develop creative ideas to market Company to the greater Detroit Area

 

UNDERGROUND PRINTING, ANN ARBOR, MI

Intern – Advertising                                                                                                                                                    June 2012 -January 2013

  • Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations and Internet website
  • Participate in Marketing of Product and Services
  •  Create designs, concepts, and  layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts
  • Design advertisements using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Plan and implement advertising presentations

 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR, MI

Intern –Assistant Studio Director                                                                                                                               August 2010 – May 2011

  • Supervised and trained students on various shop machines
  • Assisted in redesign of projects when students encountered problems
  • Monitored safety within studio environment
  • Maintained machinery
  • Utilized  RHINO CAD and SolidWorks

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)

 

MARY PANTLEY ASSOCIATES

Intern – Marketing and Design                                                                                                                                  June 2010 – August 2010

  • Created marketing for proposed new and existing customers
  • Presented Advertisement portfolio to Clients
  • Managed and organized various files in Company database
  • Created web ads utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
  • Designed logos and layouts for HOUR Magazine
  • Assisted in development of new business connections

 

 

EXHIBIITIONS

 

2012 University of michigan integrative project show

2012 University of Michigan Table vs. chair show

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 university of michigan student art Shows

2007 School of Art Institute of Chicago show

 

technical skills

 

  • MS Office Applications; including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Analytics
  • WordPress
  • Rhino CAD
  • Mold Making
  • Model Making
  • Clay Modeling
  • Bronze Sculpting
  • Proficient in use of CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Water Jet Cutter, Vacuum Forming

 

VOLUNTEER  ACTIVITIES AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

  • Member and Officer of ChiPsi Fraternity – University of Michigan, Vice President in 2012, other offices held included Academic Librarian, Historian and Photographer
  • Taught Art to 5th grade students in Detroit for a semester
  • Volunteer at Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Participate annually in collection of food for Michigan Animal Rescue League
  • Participated in Bloomfield Township “Clean Sweep” Clean-Up Efforts
  • Assisted with coaching local Special Olympics
  • University of Michigan Intramural Soccer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

 

PORTFOLIO