- Jacksonville Beach, Florida (Jacksonville, Florida Area)
- Marketing and Advertising
Ryan Parker's Overview
- University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Business
- University of Florida
- The Bolles School
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Ryan Parker's Summary
I bring ideas to life.
I help develop and launch brand-building initiatives and sponsorship activations for corporate clients in Golf. I lead internal and external artwork production from conceptual designs to final delivery of standards-compliant print ad creative, copy writing, environmental graphics, OOH advertising and special projects in photography.
I'm passionate about brand development and I have a recognized understanding of aesthetic, voice and visual consistency.
I'm honored to have worked with CDW, Farmers Insurance, Mitsubishi Electric, UBS, Web.com, Zurich Insurance, the PGA TOUR and a number of early-stage start-ups.
Feel free to say hello!
Ryan Parker's Projects
- February 2010 to Present
Involvement includes all concepting, retouching, layout, copy writing, editing, sizing and submission to each publication. In most cases, I'm working with third party images. Occasionally, my own photos have been incorporated. (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
- January 2013 to Present
Involvement includes development, design and production of the glass wall and overall event execution. It was an awesome activation for Farmers. PGA TOUR stars Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane, Charley Hoffman and Camilo Villegas teed it up for charity alongside their college mascots during the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
- April 2013 to Present
Led design of "SWAG Bag" in coordination with Southwest Airlines and Adams Golf.
- April 2011 to Present
The most important and gratifying application of my skills in brand development. I'm proud to join some of my closest friends in a shared commitment to finding a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, the deadliest of all pediatric cancers.
Ryan Parker's Experience
Brand Integration & Creative Production
Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Events Services industry
November 2011 – Present (1 year 8 months) Jacksonville Beach, FL
See "Summary" above.
MG Sports Marketing was acquired by CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency, in November 2011.
BIG ENDEAVOR Photo (Sole Proprietorship)
Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Photography industry
May 2011 – Present (2 years 2 months) Jacksonville, Florida Area
Personal works and commissioned photography with a focus on the natural and built landscape, architecture and cityscapes.
I'm also in the early planning stages of an epic adventure as a tribute to my dad and his love for our National Parks.
"Lands of Love" will become an extraordinary book of photo essays resulting from collaborations with top photographers around the country. 100% of the proceeds from Lands of Love will benefit research for Parkinson's Disease.
I want you to be part of this. Photographers, publishers and others interested in participating are invited to say hello.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
February 2010 – November 2011 (1 year 10 months) Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Profile: Consulting firm and design agency specializing in strategy and activation for corporate sponsors of the PGA TOUR.
Responsibilities: ad development, activation concepts, tournament signage, brand governance, photography services, event operations and leadership, cool projects
Director of Brands
NICHE technologies, Inc.
February 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 5 months) Greater Denver Area
Profile: Internet start-up specializing in proprietary development of real estate search portals and online video licensing.
Responsibilities: copy writing, creative strategy, brand positioning, graphic design, marketing campaigns, identity design and governance, partnership development, trade show operations, social media, interface and UX design
Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry
May 2005 – May 2006 (1 year 1 month) Orlando, Florida Area
Profile: Award-winning international resort development company based in Vancouver, BC.
Responsibilities: project design, envisioning, construction/punch list management, relationship building, interior programming, resort master planning, golf course routing, intranet beta-testing, RFP management, procurement, FF&E budgeting
Accomplishments: Promoted from Intern to become one of the youngest DMs in the company, Completed Intrawest Ways Development School, Crafted Project of the Year Submission Materials (Project won the honor)
Ryan Parker's Organizations
Urban Land InstituteYoung Leader
- April 2005 to Present
- March 2008 to Present
Ryan Parker's Skills & Expertise
Ryan Parker's Education
University of Florida, Hough Graduate School of Business
MS, Real Estate and Urban Analysis
2004 – 2005
Focused on planning, design and creative land use for high-end golf communities and resorts. Discovered an interest in visual design and brand development as a result. Decided to teach myself. This education continues today.
University of Florida
BA, Economic Geography
1998 – 2002
Entered college as an aerospace engineering student with plans to design jet engines. Instead, studied why businesses tend to succeed or fail due to location. (Note: still really want to design jet engines. Maybe tomorrow.)
Wrote page-turning honors thesis: "The Location Quotient Procedure Applied to Business Geographic Market Analysis"
Graduated summa cum laude.
Activities and Societies: Member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geography Honor Society
The Bolles School
High School Diploma
1985 – 1998
Activities and Societies: Varsity Golf Team
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