Ry Logo
2019 
Inspired by simple and iconic marks, this logo fits two letters into one, functioning as an efficient and playful shorthand for my extremely Polish mouthful of a last name. Role
Identity Design
Manning Drone Services
2024
How do you bridge the gap between the technical and the meaningful? Manning Drone Services stradles a unique space in the market—offering both structural inspections for large commercial institutions and aerial documentation for meaningful moments. 

I developed a brand strategy that positions MDS as a trustworthy partner in capturing what matters (be it data or documentation). Playing with perspective, I designed a logomark, identity system, and website that ties together themes of trust, elevation, and digital mapping.

Client: Manning Drone Services
Role
Identity Design, Digital Design, Brand Strategy
Greater Intentions, Gracie Covarrubias
2024 
Designed, produced, and published by yours truly, as part of Station Ry’s first Independent Publishing commission.

Production Details: 4 x 7 in; 80 pages

Colophon: Edition of 50; Published by Station Ry; Written by Gracie Covarrubias, Designed by Alex Ry; Produced by Alex Ry; Printed by Indigo Ink; Bound by Alex Ry


Role
Publication Design, Bookmaking
TikTok Creative Cards
2023
I helped lead design for this digital tool—a deck of cards, aimed to help content creators and small businesses develop their brands on TikTok.

TikTok came to us with a wide breadth of content—
our goal was to distill this information into something clear, consise, and recognizably playful. Taking inspiration from the app itself, we utilized color and motion to guide users through the experience.

Client: TikTok for Business
Agency: Bandolier Media
Creative Direction: Nick Robalik
Design: Myself, Juan Roque, and Rachel Ko
Motion Design: Matt Houston
Copywriting: George Ellis
Development: Graham Lambertson

Role
Digital DesignArt Direction
La Bohéme
2022
How do we go from tragedy to hope? From death to life? From loneliness to love? These are the questions the Detroit Opera explored in their 2022 production of ‘La Bohéme. This production was the first to stage it in reverse—inspiring the backwards É in the artwork.

Client: Detroit Opera
Agency: Lafayette American
Creative Direction: Meg Jannott
Graphic Design: Myself & Asha Cook

Awards: Graphis Design Awards, Communications Arts


Role
Graphic Design
Support Black Business
2022
To launch TikTok’s 2022 Support Black Business accelerator program, the Bandolier team and I built a suite of digital assets with the mission of encouraging Black businesses to apply for the free, 4-week accelerator.

I led the design for the program’s sizzle reel and landing page, which captured over 3.5k leads (a 1,000% increase from last year) and accepted over 300 participants into the cohort (8x the participants of the year before). 

Client: TikTok for Business
Agency: Bandolier Media
Creative Direction: Nick Robalik
Design: Myself
Copywriting: George Ellis
Motion Design: Landon Peterson
Development: Graham Lambertson

Role
Digital Design, Art Direction

Dilla Dills
2022
A limited edition pickle celebrating the life and legacy of a Detroit icon: the one and only J Dilla. Brined, jarred, and packed to Dilla beats.

As a pickle girl myself, this was a dream to be part of.

Client: McClure’s Pickles
Agency: Lafayette American
ECD: Doug Patterson
Creative Direction: Sarah Bills, Philip Bator
Design: Myself & Cecilia Hong
Producer: Nellie Smydra
Social Strategist: Caite Marchione
Senior Account Executive: Yasmine Shitta
Project Manager: Timothy Gault

Role
Graphic Design
Internal TikTok Brands
2022-24
Various B2B brands and campaigns for TikTok.

Client: TikTok for Business
Agency: Bandolier Media
Creative Direction: Nick Robalik
Design: Myself
Role
Identity Design
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