Ryan is a seasoned marketing and creative professional. He is the founder and creative director of Dijt (https://dijt.co), an experienced creative agency in the process of migrating completely to free and open-source creative software and working exclusively with artists, illustrators, designers, and developers who share a passion for these tools. Prior to starting Dijt 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 recently 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.