Ryan Carl Studio
Branding and Graphic Design Consultancy


Thoughtful, purposefully minimal branding, graphic design and digital product design.


Ryan Carl Studio is an NY-based graphic design practice, bringing thoughtfulness, simplicity and style to forward-thinking brands.

The studio was founded by Ryan Carl in 2006 and has since had collaborations with several national and global commerce/fashion brands.

Ryan is a self-taught graphic designer, after receiving his undergraduate degree in religious studies from University of Oregon, and master's degree in religion from Oxford University. His academic background informs the studio's design process and interest in conveying meaning and feeling through typography, writing and minimal design. Ryan is a member of AIGA.

The studio is currently working with the innovation team at West Elm, providing design for new commerce products and experiences. RCS is also providing ongoing design and branding direction for Boxed.com and their private label brand, Prince & Spring.


Open for business:
For inquiries email ryan@ryancarl.studio
@ryancarlstudio on Instagram
Connect on LinkedIn


Selected clients:
A.P.C., Chipotle, eBay, Google, J.Crew, Jordan Brand, Nike, The North Face, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Warby Parker, West Elm


Areas of focus:

  • Design direction, strategy and leadership

  • Brand design and guidelines

  • Campaign concepting and design

  • UI/UX design, prototyping, style guides

  • Design for digital and print content


Ryan* lives and works primarily from his home† and studio in the Hudson Valley, but also enjoys being in NYC often for meetings and events. He adores his wife Jenny‡ and their two amazing kiddos# and two cuddly beagles‖. He's an avid supporter of Manchester City FC, the Oregon Ducks and his hometown Portland Trailblazers, typography lover and sucker for a nice grotesque sans-serif with subtle quirksΔ, and quite enthusiastic about creating (and supporting) graphic design, typography and art.


Super-casual footnotes in first person :-)
* apparently I’m never in pictures by myself, so here’s one from a few years ago with my daughter who seriously ups the cuteness factor
† my wife and I put all of ourselves into the design and building process of our modern farmhouse, which we moved into July 2018. Quite proud of it :-)
‡ note to self, also need photos of Jen without kids
# salud from the Carl kiddos
‖ our beagles, Frannie and Gertie, were featured in a recent Dodo video about their rescue story (narrated by my wife). They are my best studio mates (when they’re not barking wildly at the mail person)
Δ this site uses one of my