Ryan Ho

Creative

London, United Kingdom
I'm Ryan! A largely self-taught Advertising and Design creative. I've done two years in the military, one Masters in Creative Advertising and picked up six D&AD pencils for my work along the way!

Work Experience

Adam & Eve DDB

Creative Placement

March 2016 - April 2016 London, United Kingdom

The Partners

Creative Placement

A lovely placement working with the creative team at The Partners, producing work for several ongoing accounts including Deloitte, Argos and Eversheds -- with work published in The Grocer for good measure!
April 2015 - May 2015 London, United Kingdom

Singapore Armed Forces

Graphic Designer, Ammunition Specialist, Resident Hermit

Doing fancy designwork and top-secret superspy things during my mandatory two year stint in the military!
February 2012 - Present Singapore

National Day Parade '13

Creative Direction, Motion Designer

Directing some motion-graphics for Singapore's National Day Parade this year!
April 2013 - August 2013 Singapore

Ecoyouth

Graphic Designer

Visual Identity, Publicity and Web Design for a local green-startup.
2013 - Singapore

National Trade Union Congress

Freelance Designer

Publicity for an annual themed dinner (2011) and a redesign of their in-house publicity materials (2009).
2009 - 2011 Singapore

Advantage English Learning Center

Freelance Designer

Corporate ID, branding and publicity for Advantage English Language Center, Hong Kong (2010) including logos, fliers, banners, posters, leaflets, etc.
2010 - 2011 Hong Kong

Whispering Hearts Family Center

Freelance Designer

Doing a publicity campaign for their program including banners, posters, fliers, brochures etc.
2011 - Singapore

Labdoo

Freelance Designer

T-shirt and mug designs for the company!
2011 - United States

Adobe

Intern | Graphic Designer

Both taking Adobe certificate courses and handling designs for a new web-form for OCBC Bank, Singapore, product-visualization for Meyer Engineering, India and tags and vector-work for HoltenCo Fashion, Singapore.
July 2011 - October 2011 Singapore

Onoko

Freelance Designer | Intern

Created web advertisements, including a pitch for Nike, H&M, Microsoft xBox, movie launches for "Letters to Juliet" and "Twilight: Eclipse" movies.
July 2010 - August 2010 Hong Kong

Archurban Architects Management Services

Intern | Graphic Designer

Experiencing the Architecture field and helping with some design-work.
July 2010 - August 2010 Shenzhen, China

Foxconn

Intern

To better understand product design, material science and the manufacturing process.
June 2010 - July 2010 China

YFC Media And Design Department

Freelance Designer

Creating publicity materials, postcards etc.
July 2009 - August 2009 Singapore

Education

Falmouth University

MA Creative Advertising

2015 - July 2016 Falmouth, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),
Mandarin (Advanced),
Cantonese (Beginner),

Awards

D&AD

New Blood White Pencil for Ford

2016

D&AD

New Blood Yellow Pencil for BBC

2015

D&AD

New Blood Yellow Pencil for BBC

2014

D&AD

New Blood Graphite Pencil for Amnesty International

2016

D&AD

New Blood Wood Pencil for Unilever

2014

D&AD

New Blood Wood Pencil for Nationwide

2016

Skills

3d Art, Adobe Photoshop, Advertising, Branding, Cinema 4D, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics , Print Design, Web Design,

Certifications

• Adobe™ Certification in Photoshop. (2007)
• Adobe™ Certification in Illustrator. (2007)
• Adobe™ Certification in Dreamweaver. (2010)
• Adobe™ Certification in AfterEffects (L2). (2010)
• Adobe™ Certification in Flash (L2). (2010)
• Intense Animation Academy: Introduction to 3D with Autodesk Maya. (2008)
• Lynda course on Cinema 4D Graphics & Animation Software (2010).
• Lynda course on Carrara 5 Graphics & Animation Software (2010).
• Crashcourse to Blender 3D Animation Software (2010).
• Introduction to iPhone programming (2010).

Academic / Other Awards

• AP (Advanced Placement) Art Chosen (2011): One of the pieces from my 2D Design portfolio was selected for inclusion the annual AP Studio Art student exhibit.

"Nearly 42,000 portfolios (24 pieces each) were submitted this year; from them, 30 pieces have been chosen for the exhibit. So far, the exhibit schedule includes the AP Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA; the Chauncey Conference Center in Princeton, NJ; the College Board Regional Forum in Chicago; the National Art Education Association Annual Conference in New York City; and the AP Studio Art Faculty Colloquium in Chicago. The exhibit will also be shown at a number of schools that have large gallery spaces, including the Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas."

• AP Scholar Award (Grade 12) for Academic Achievement on AP courses.
• ACSI Award (Grade 12) for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership.
• ESLR Award (Grade 12) for Thinking Independently, Creatively and Analytically.
• ESLR Award (Grade 9) for Identifying and Developing Abilities.
• Honor Roll (Grade 11 & 12) for Academic Achievement.
• Merit Roll (Grade 9-10) of Academic Achievement.

Community Service!

• Sichuan, China Earthquake-Relief Fundraiser: Recorded, cut and sold a CD at school as part of a fundraising initiative for the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake.

• Uganda, Africa Service Trip (Summer 2008): A week of building homes, teaching English and doing sports with the Watoto organization.

• Philippines Service Trip (Grade 9): A week of intensive construction of an orphanage building, as well as outreach to the local children there.

• Cambodia Service Trip (Grade 11): A week of cleaning/painting/fixing up a school building in a local village, as well as teaching English to the local children.

• Kaiping, Guangzhou, China Outreach (Summer 2009): Biked from village to village on a week-long service trip.

• Indonesia Service Trip (Grade 8): A week of outreach to local children teaching English to the locals!