College for Creative Studies I Advertising Design


Ryan Ansel

Chair of Advertising Design
Associate Professor

MFA, School of the Visual Arts, BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design

Professional Experience:

Ryan Ansel has followed his passion for creating through several career paths. Beginning as an animator at a small studio in Michigan, Ryan later focused on broadcast design and motion graphics, earning a regional Emmy award for Best Commercial Campaign in 2006. He then moved into a role at ePrize, where he provided creative direction and illustration as well as conceptual and production expertise on promotions for clients including Coca Cola, Disney, HBO, AT&T, Quicken Loans, and Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. Ryan then served as a Creative Director for the games division of Vectorform, creating titles for XBox Live Arcade, iPhone and Windows Phone.

Ryan earned his undergraduate degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation, and his graduate degree from School of Visual Arts in Visual Narrative.

Research Interests:

Visual narration, human interaction/user experience.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

  • Ryan maintains a consistent freelance client base with work that includes user experience, illustration, copywriting, art direction, motion graphics, and compositing.