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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Roadtrip Nation

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Ryan's work combines: Art, Design, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Graphic Designer

I design websites, print pieces, and social media collateral to help people find meaningful work.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Trabuco Hills

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Graphic Designers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Graphic Design

Graduate Degree: Graphic Design

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Grew up thinking that art was something poor people did.

  • 2.

    Graduated high school with no real plans for college.

  • 3.

    Went to a Junior college for several years (switching my major several times).

  • 4.

    Finally decided I wanted to do something I loved and was good at (art/design).

  • 5.

    Transfered to Biola University and studied graphic design for 2 years.

  • 6.

    Decided to try and enter the workforce because of the need to support my family.

  • 7.

    Saw a random ad on Craigslist for a graphic design intern at a place called Roadtrip Nation.

  • 8.

    Worked my up from an intern to a full-time graphic designer.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should get a job doing something that makes a lot of money--something prestigious, like a doctor or something like that.

  • How I responded:

    Whenever people said things like this to me it really upset me, and it made me want to prove them wrong that much more. That's how I found motivation to pursue the things that I wanted to do.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Student Loans suck.