Ryan W. Gates began his career in production and design as a producer, director, and creative thinker for Disney, Disney.com, and The Kids WB. His work has earned him a number of awards in film, web production, television, and blogging for clients such as Disney, Bank of America, AMEX, Hershey’s, Norelco, Intel, and more. Ryan co-founded CreativeRHINO with Kathryn Van Steenhuyse in 2006 to open up creative opportunities in new media and production. Ryan’s unique background in interactive new media and online video production are the foundation for his viral marketing campaigns and social media advertising consulting he executes today.
Ryan attended the prestigious performing arts school Walnut Hill and Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school before earning his bachelors degree from Sarah Lawrence College where he studied creative writing & film production. He also studied Commedia del Arte at Harvard as well as comedic writing at NYU Tisch. Ryan serves as the Sr. Director of Marketing for a retail corporation based in Wichita, KS, the co-founder of Harvester Arts, and sits on various different boards. Ryan pushes himself and his team to create work that breaks down the boundaries of conventionalism and evokes interaction through new technology.
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