Curiosity • Creativity • Charm

 Photos by Taylor Castle

Photos by Taylor Castle

I'm Ryan Maconochie.

My work lingers at the intersection of art, design and commerce. As a creative director, designer, and author, I seek to bring ideas to life that a combination of creativity, curiosity and charm.

I'm a resourceful team leader, pan-agency collaborator, persistent problem-solver, and multi-channel content creator. I enjoy the operations that make creativity happen as much as the creativity itself.

I balance a professional career as a Group Creative Director and designer for a Chicago advertising and marketing agency with my personal entrepreneurial pursuits as a partner in an art gallery, a founder of a magazine, a published children's book author, and owner of my design label, Star RM.

By day, I've hawked everything from Happy Meals to High Lifes to F-150s. By night, I make maps, write books, and am in constant pursuit of the next best Small Snack.

I've won a handful of marketing and design awards and my work has been featured in various Chicago galleries and the MOMA Store in New York.

I was raised in Detroit, and have been in Chicago for the last 20+ years, with a few months spent residing in Florence and Dublin in between. Somewhere along the line I managed to make 3 kids: Ava, August and Ilias.

Find me on Instagram, Snapchat (@starrm75) or at ryan@starrm.com.