Ryan Kotar

Art Director

Ryan is a Pittsburgh-based, multidisciplinary designer specializing in identity design. He is experienced in designing for various industries creating everything from branding and websites to print media and animation. He began his early career as a freelance designer creating for local bands, businesses, and non-profit groups.

Ryan attended Robert Morris University with a Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, where he was awarded several design awards. After graduation, Ryan completed a short internship which turned into a full-time position at a local advertising agency. Soon after, Ryan was brought on as ColdSpark’s first in-house graphic designer.

At Coldspark, Ryan presides over the creation of award-winning visual design work consisting of individual and organization Identity, audio/video editing and animation, traditional print work, and various digital and social needs. His approach to design focuses on collaboration and research to solve creative needs. He combines agency and brand-side experience to build hardworking and effective creative with teammates and co-workers