Hailing from the island of Barbados, Ron got his early education at Eden Lodge Primary School and Combermere Secondary School. He then graduated with honors from the University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, with a BS in Computer Science. Following graduation, Ron moved to New York to pursue a career in Graphic Design. Continuing his studies at Pratt Institute, Manhattan,
he Completed an AOS in Digital Design & Interactive Media, followed by a Masters in Communications Design. Ron discovered the field of advertising while at Pratt Institute where he was awarded a 4As advertising scholarship. The scholarship led to applying to the 4As Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP) where he was accepted into their 2005 class for his first internship in advertising at McCann Erickson. This internship, and MAIP experience at large, started a sequence of events that lead to Ron building a career in the Healthcare advertising space.
Over the last 16 years Ron has been behind digital concepts for various brands spanning multiple therapeutic areas including Neurology, Oncology, Men’s and Women’s Health, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Diabetes, Circulatory, Eye Care and Smoking Cessation. Picking up a few awards along the way. No matter the category Ron is known to shepherd the creative through its evolution from strategy, concept, UI/UX, design and approvals, all the way through to the shoot, build, launch and its optimization.
He is an innovative Creative Director with proven success in executing and exceeding team and client expectations. He is an effective communicator known for building and maintaining partnerships. Ron quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies and environments with a reputation for integrity, resourcefulness, problem solving, and analytical skills. He strives to make every assignment an opportunity to do something great.
Ron is not only excited about doing innovative work, but he loves teaching it as well. Over the years he has served as a Visiting Instructor at Miami Ad School and at Pratt Institute. In his spare time. Ron volunteers as a mentor for aspiring young professionals from underserved communities and runs DiverseCreatives.com. DiverseCreatives.com is an initiative Ron and Walter T. Geer III, Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R, co-founded in 2020 to spotlight creatives of color in the ad industry in an effort to address the need for diversity in creative departments across the industry.