I have had the pleasure of working with Ryan on several projects, both in a large corporate and a smaller, non-profit environment. There are several aspects of his work that truly impresses me: first, his creative ability is brilliant. Across all scopes of work, his natural talent of using graphical elements to communicate the soul of an organization is excellent. Secondly, Ryan brings a blue collar work ethic to the table. Third, which is most often taken for granted, Ryan adds a big-picture understanding of marketing and business strategy to hard work and skill...a rare combination. Last and most important, behind every action is a higher standard of integrity. I look forward to my next project with Ryan and Foundry 43.
Founder and President, SweetWaters Ministries
My experience with Foundry 43 could not have been better. I asked Ryan Wagner to assist me with creating a personalized painting to surprise my boyfriend for his 30th birthday. I am by no means an artist and had vague ideas of what I wanted. I knew that I wanted it to be a summary of my boyfriend’s life over the previous 30 years. I provided Ryan a few details and he asked me for a few more during the process. The end product turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Needless to say, my boyfriend, and everyone else who has seen it, love the painting. Ryan Wagner at Foundry 43 is professional, honest, and, above all else, an amazing artist. I would definitely work with Foundry 43 again and recommend it to anyone looking for a unique, captivating, one of a kind piece of work.
There is a lot of "noise" out there and when trying to gain focus, Foundry 43 provided an anchor that helped us hone our message. We knew what we wanted to say, by Ryan helped us say it in a way that made us stand out from the rest. As someone who is engaged in multiple business ventures and projects, it is easy to re-use a lot of the same themes without even thinking about it. Ryan was instrumental in making sure we did not get stuck in a rut and challenged us to stay on top of our game. From logo development to finding a t-shirt that people would actually wear, Foundry 43 was able to deliver on time and on target.
Ryan Wagner of Foundry 43 created the bridge that took my business from a standard to a star! Ryan’s graphic design is the final product of his intuitive listening of what I need, the skill to keep what was important while updating our look to the next level and his exceptional work ethic. I use foundry43 for all our ad needs, brochures, logo creation and even my last book cover! I, an artist and entrepreneur, not only appreciate Ryan’s gifts and talents but I have immeasurable respect for how he runs his business.
Danielle "The Clay Lady" McDaniel
Foundry 43 is a great resource for talented, innovative design work. They listen to your needs, and deliver something that is on-brand and yet still fresh and unexpected. They are willing to provide multiple concepts if needed and they really make sure that they interpret the brand in the appropriate way. You can always count on them to deliver quality work that is on schedule and within your budget. It’s obvious that they take great pride in their craft.
My husband and I own a second generation garden center and landscape business in Ridgeland, MS, called Martinson's Garden Works. At the beginning of 2012, we opened Martinson's Urban Home, an interiors store, to complement the garden center. With the desire to promote this new portion of our business and rebrand Garden Works, we employed the design expertise of Foundry 43. First, Ryan created a master plan of steps for us to follow in order to develop this new brand. He helped us create a rebranded logo/identity that made Martinson's Garden Works & Urban Home work together beautifully and simply. He also designed and developed our social media pages, print ads for various newspapers and magazines, and even branded employee uniforms. After encouraging us to redesign our website, he worked with the web designer to ensure that the style was promoting our new brand. Ryan is an amazingly talented, yet humble artist. It was easy to communicate with him, verbally, as he seemed to easily grasp our vision, as well as, electronically, because he was quick to respond to emails and texts throughout the process. Allen and I enjoyed our time with Ryan, personally and professionally, and are very pleased with our new marketing presence. He made the whole experience a pleasure.
Martinson's Garden Works and Urban Home