Founder + Creative Director
Hey there! I’m Ryan, founder + Creative Director of this little slice of the internet I like to call Decibel Consulting & Design.
I design and build bold, easy-to-update websites for clients around the globe who hit me up for a very specific reason: they want to be seen - more professionally, creatively, and clearly than ever.
Because these days, your website design shouldn’t be an afterthought and needs to be better than “good enough.” Smart brands know that professional design impacts their bottom line. It builds trust and credibility, sells more products, and gets customers in the door.
On top of that, your website should actually work, look good on mobile, and not require a computer science degree from M.I.T. every time you want to make an update to it.
Boring isn’t my thing, and thanks to my 15+ years of design and marketing experience, boring doesn’t have to be your thing either!
I give a damn and stand for something
Always learning and trying new things. Get out of my comfort zone as much as possible. That's where the magic happens.
Acting honestly, ethically and responsibly in all aspects of my business and life. I strive to do what's right, not what's easy.
Own my actions, mistakes, and current situation. Understand what’s in my control, and own it. Don’t like something? Change it.
Doing work to the best of my ability. I take pride in everything I do and make sure it exceeds expectations.
My business allows me to be flexible. Helping other businesses achieve freedom, however they define it, is important.
Treat people with courtesy, fairness, and kindness. Listen to what others have to say before expressing my viewpoint.
Get a new website in 3 weeks or less
Here's what the process looks like
1. WE'LL START WITH A DISCOVERY CALL
This is the part where we do a deep dive into your business and discuss your strategic goals for your website. I’ll also explain my design process, discuss timelines, and answer any questions you have.
2. WE'LL CONFIRM YOUR WEBSITE PROJECT
Once you confirm your spot on my calendar, you'll receive a welcome packet that will include some prep work needed before we get rolling. We’ll collect your assets and discuss everything before we start.
3. I'LL GET TO WORK AND MAKE IT AWESOME!
Here's where it starts to get fun! I'll get to work designing your website while keeping your brand standards and customers at the forefront of every design decision.
4. I'LL WORK THROUGH YOUR EDITS AND REVISIONS
I'll make any changes or edits you have. But I'll also push back if need be. I value strategic design and doing what's best for your business and customers over personal preference. Always.
5. I'LL HANDLE TRAINING YOU AND YOUR TEAM
We’ll schedule a video call so I can show you around your new website. I’ll teach you how to make updates and answer any questions you have. This call is also recorded so you can reference it when you need to.
6. GO TIME! WE LAUNCH AND SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS
This is it! The moment we've all been waiting for! We'll launch your new site into the world and celebrate with internet high-fives all around. I'm here for ongoing support if you need help after the launch too.
“Ryan knows how to problem solve. I can come to him with a situation and he can help me figure out how to best move from that point. He is easy to work with and has a great personality. It makes doing multiple projects in a quick timeframe possible. His turnaround time is fantastic and he responds quickly to emails. Highly recommended.”
— Hannah Clancy-Thompson, Real Living | At Home
Life is full of surprises
I graduated from UW-Stout in 2004 with my B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Since then, I’ve held design positions in advertising agencies and in-house corporate settings, as well as operating my own freelance business for the past 11 years.
I have a huge passion for music and the entertainment industry and have been touring and recording with my rock band, Throw The Fight, for the past 16 years. Music and design have always gone hand in hand for me ever since I was 11 years old. That was the age I discovered heavy metal and punk rock along with the work of Art Chantry and David Carson. I immediately knew that I wanted my life to focus on a multitude of creative pursuits, and I haven't looked back!
I live in Victoria, MN with my wife Jess and 2 little kiddos, Maddie and Zach. When I’m not in front of a computer monitor or on the road with my band, I’m spending time with my family, reading a good book, and having nightmares about my daughter starting to date!