Ryan is a seasoned marketing and creative professional. He is the founder and creative director of Freehive (https://freehive.com), an experienced creative agency powered by free and open-source creative software that works exclusively with artists, illustrators, designers, and developers who share a passion for these tools. Prior to starting Freehive in 2010, he was a successful marketing executive and creative director at a consumer goods manufacturer and online retailer. He has a masters degree in business administration, with an emphasis on marketing and entrepreneurship. He helped launch the marketing and outreach team for the Inkscape project and enthusiastically advocates for greater adoption by, and contribution to, FOSS by creative professionals.