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Ryan Robinson Joins Blacklist Creative as Art Director



Ryan joins the independent agency and production studio from Warner Brothers Discovery

Ryan Robinson Joins Blacklist Creative as Art Director

Independent agency and production studio, Blacklist Creative, has announced the appointment of Ryan Robinson as art director. 

In his previous role, managing the Kids and Family design team at Warner Brothers Discovery, Ryan oversaw a number of responsibilities within the department, ranging from print (OOH, press ads, marketing materials) to video (television continuity, animated IDs and bumps, branding campaigns, brand identity, DOOH) and everything in between (themed entertainment, brand collaborations, licensing, digital apps and games, experiential etc). 

With such a varied skill set and breadth of experience, when deciding on his next move, Ryan looked for a role that would embrace and utilise his diverse skill set. As art director at Blacklist Creative, Ryan will work across all creative output at the agency, as well as furthering his experience in video games through Blacklist Creative’s extensive gaming capabilities.   

Ryan’s career highlights include Cartoon Network Climate Champions, wherein children could find tips on ways to help the planet through interactive challenges. Tasked with creating a series of animations to support the wider campaign, Ryan worked closely with animators and creatives to create short form content that was made to look handmade and stop motion in style. This work was expanded upon and rolled out across the whole Climate Champion initiative aesthetic. 

His work for IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park in Dubai which is home to a Cartoon Network Zone, saw Ryan work over the course of two years to design, theme and art direct the making of the entire zone. The process included but was not limited to, ride concepts and designs, food and drinks concessions, merchandising, theming and ride names.

Speaking of his new role, Ryan Robinson, art director, Blacklist Creative said “I am looking forward to building upon the amazing and talented designers already in-house, and growing the team to become a solid power-house that can tackle anything. The designers (and indeed the entire team) at Blacklist have already blown me away with the work they have produced over the years, and I’m looking forward to being part of their success going forward! I’m very excited to get stuck into all of these projects, and there’s so many fun things in the pipeline that I’m already excited to share with the world (once all of the hard work has been done that is!)”

Mathias Upton-Hansen, co-founder & CEO, Blacklist Creative added “We have known Ryan for over a decade and we have always been impressed by his passion, creativity and eye for detail. Having previously led Warner Brothers Discovery’s Design Team, Ryan brings with him a huge amount of multi-disciplinary experience specifically relevant to our work for global brands, streamers, gaming and location based entertainment. 2022 was a very busy and exciting year for us, as we welcomed over 22 new Blacklisters and doubled in size. With an ever growing team of talented designers we felt that having someone with Ryan’s credentials at the helm was essential. His experience, forward thinking design and strategic mindset really helps elevate our creative offering.”

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Blacklist Creative, Tue, 24 Jan 2023 10:35:29 GMT