Portrait by Lorna Ryan (my fab mum!)
Nice to meet you. I'm Barbara, a freelance art director and artist currently based in Amsterdam.
I split my time between working as a freelancer on global campaigns for brands and experimenting in my studio, creating with artworks and objects. Best of both worlds ;-)
If you would like to talk about a project or collaboration or idea, send an email to barbarafrankieryan[@]gmail.com.
Freelance art director
(April 2019 - Present)
Working with agencies including:
Likefriends, Protein, Cloudfactory, It's Nice That, Hey Honey, Proud Robinson.
The Diversity Standards Collective
(September 2020 - Present)
Providing guidance and working together with brands to ensure that “diversity” is presented authentically in their advertising and inside their company culture too. Brands include; Coca Cola, Zoopla, Shea Moisture.
Cloud Factory, Amsterdam
(March 2016 - March 2019)
The Kennedys, Art director,
Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam
(June to December 2015)
Design assistant to Margot Bowman,
(February - May 2015)
BA Hons Graphic Design (1st Class)
2011 - 2014
Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Distinction)
2010 - 2011