Ryan Bowles Design
I was born to create. In which specific area, I wasn’t sure. But that’s the beauty of creativity - it knows no bounds.
In my senior year of high school, I failed art. But this didn’t deter me - it drove me. I was determined to prove that failing doesn’t define your success.
I worked various jobs in retail, laboring & personal training – exposing me to various facets of human psychology, branding & hard work.
Each job, which may seem irrelevant, ultimately helped define my character & business today. After all, every experience - big or small - is an opportunity to learn & grow.
Unsure of my next direction, I began studying Exercise Science – But chemistry really sucked. So, I dropped out. -- I didn’t want the formal degree; I wanted a ‘life degree’. A life full of experiences would teach me more than any course ever could.
Not long after - my best friends & I began the biggest rollercoaster of our lives- we formed a metal band. We signed to Sony Records and toured the world.
But, always one to bite more off more than I could chew - my journey took an new path during my time with the band. Through trial & error I self-taught design and soon, started up my own design agency.
We put away the instruments in 2015 and I found myself dedicated full-time to the agency. I also co-founded an accessories company, The Sunday Co and sold it in 2017.
In the years following, I’ve successfully run crowd-funding campaigns for businesses & charities and have also begun public speaking at various events – where I share my knowledge & inspire others to excel in their life & business goals.
So, at the end of the day, it didn't matter that I flunked art. Failure's a fleeting moment - not a lifetime. I learnt from it, I grew and ultimately, it fuelled me to create beyond any level of expectation. And now, I want to help you do the same.