WITH Melanie Ryan
Professionally, I'm a Business Development Consultant. I specialize in working with professional services in architecture, design and the culture that orbits them.
My passion for the built environment has led to careers as Accounts Lead at a creative agency representing award-winning architectural clients to Marketing Director for a prolific Southern California real estate developer to Business Development consulting for clients positioning themselves in Los Angeles.
I bring together the like-minded and uncover collaborations.
I aim to work with innovators revered in their industries, that wish to expand brand positioning and nurture opportunities in untapped markets. As an independent consultant, I enjoy teaming with creative agencies, large and small studios and urbanism oriented programming as well as a localized extension to your capabilities.
I graduated from Rollins College with my B.A Degree in Environmental Studies and especially seek out people and projects for environmental impact and material solutions; even in the city-dwelling environments I'm often in.
I also co-founded a "moonlight design studio" called OPEN for humans, with my architect partner Todd Sussman, here is a link to his professional portfolio. With our studio together, we focus on more artful site specific-design, competitions, objects and spatial installations. We also designed and built our home together, located in Echo Park, nicknamed; The Jungle Gym House.
/ Business Development + Strategic Partnerships
Client Relationship Building
Strategy for landing the work you want
Targeted research / lead tracking
Networking / Introductions
Identification of speaking opportunities
Representation at industry functions
/ Special Projects
Public Space + Art projects
Cultural / Non-profit Alignment
Liaison for Los Angeles target
Sponsorships + Participation
Sustainable Material innovations
Business Development + Strategic Partnership Consulting
for a diverse range; mostly, but not limited to:
a r c h i t e c t u r e
u r b a n i s m
s u s t a i n a b i l i t y
c u l t u r a l i m p a c t
In all consulting partnerships - working with each other includes:
Identifying and developing new opportunities for growth
Audit on internal culture + systems + goals
Guidance for creative solutions to land projects
Access to my vetted resources A + D industry contacts
Who do I work with?
I'm always seeking clients and agencies to team with per-project or extended opportunities.
I enjoy working with design + culture oriented businesses large and small, creative agencies and collaborating with communications firms.