Ryan Blackburn


Ryan Blackburn is a conceptual and graphic designer. His life mantra of “make it count” can be seen in his work at Advent. “Great design happens in the brain,” Ryan says. “The pencil, the computer and ink are all just tools and by themselves do not design.”

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing – Graphic Arts from Lipscomb University and he worked at the Journeys headquarters as a graphic designer before making his way to Advent. Since joining the company in the spring of 2016, he has worked on projects including the University of South Carolina, the Tennessee Titans and the University of Georgia.

When Ryan isn’t poring over design documents or interpreting client concepts, he can be found tinkering on cars or woodworking. A true Renaissance man, he also can play the violin and has performed with orchestras in venues like the Lincoln Center in New York and Symphony Hall in Chicago.