THe Alchemy of Art and Design.
Foundry 43 is the design arm of multi-media artist and creative, Ryan Wagner. Even though Ryan's first love was illustration and fine art, he also has a passion for design and helping clients with the visual executions of their brands. Having worked in design and creative for nearly 20 years and with brands of all sizes and industries, Ryan particularly enjoys working with small to medium-sized businesses in order to really help them build their brand identities through compelling, one-of-a-kind design. No cookie cutter, templated, or one-size-fits-all work here, Ryan strives to develop a unique brand style through an artistic lens with the highest craftsmanship. Although we live in and embrace a digital world, Ryan believes that great design oftentimes starts by hand, using tangible materials like pencil and paper, pen and ink, or even paint to begin to develop the look and feel. Using a fresh set of eyes for every project, he believes that the design and style is truly the north star of the brand story, so he wants to make sure that it is told in the most authentic way possible.
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BREAK THE MOLD.
TyPES OF WORK:
Print and Apparel design
What does Foundry 43 mean?
"I officially launched my studio under the name Foundry 43 on April 3, (4/3) 2012. The number '43' was meant to be a symbol for following my true passions, an emblem for always pushing myself to grow as a creative, artist and human.
With a blue-collar work ethic in my blood, I was compelled to stay true to a long line of craftsmen that influenced my life. I envisioned my agency as a workshop where I could consistently produce quality, handcrafted design work. Calling it "Foundry,” a kind of workshop that heats different metals together to create something new, made perfect sense for my vision. There is an honesty and authenticity in that alchemy of turning basic elements into something really purposeful and special."