A design firm in the Pacific Northwest that believes small things affect big change.
We love design. We love to create. We love to help the world be less cluttered, more simple, and more communicative.
We do work our asses off when we need to. We don't really command but we do love the Japanese word kamiwaza which loosely translates into something along the lines of doing something so well and effortlessly that you do it like a god. A dolphin swimming is kamiwaza. You sit and stare and smile.
So, that's our goal. Work for you. Like crazy. Create something beautiful, unique, and powerful. And let you command us.
We're digital and analog. We're websites and logos. We're business cards and posters.
We're creative and ready.
Heidi is drawn to clean lines and simple design. A born and raised Pacific Northwest girl, who craves all things minimal and clutter free, and aspires to have that be true in all aspects of her life.
Heidi loves reading cookbooks, yoga, sharing an amazing dinner (with recipes from those cookbooks) with friends, wine, whiskey, camping at the lake, and space.
Ryan likes to dive in to anything that lets him be creative, evolve, and help the world to be a more beautiful, more restful, and more united place. With more good, clean, simple, design.
Ryan loves Nordic countries, aviation, a good book, a good piece of art, creativity of any kind, including food, and space (of every kind).
Ryan helped to create video games for 10+ years including work on the best-selling Myst and Riven. Together, with Heidi, they started a card company in 2005 called Mango Ink. In 2008 Ryan started doing more public speaking and in 2010 they started a spiritual community called Branches. In 2014 they started another little company called 08 Left to sell cool artwork centered around aviation and travel.
In 2017, after lots of requests from friends and amazing clients to do more custom work, and moving on from Branches, they started Mango Ink Creative... to have some fun and continue working their asses off... in more diverse arenas.
Ryan continues to speak, to write, and design. You can find out more on his site.
Heidi continues to steer Ryan when she's not busy doing her own design work.
They have 3 kids and live in the PNW.