Ryan Hamrick
Hand-lettering & Design



308 Diamond Dr

Coraopolis, PA  15108

(412) 223-7711




Summary of Qualifications


  •   Twelve years experience with design and all Adobe Creative Suite applications
  •   Five years experience in Management, Sales, and Customer Service
  •   Three years experience in hiring, training, and developing personnel
  •   Sixteen months experience as a wireless industry tech blogger
  •   Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, as well as numerous POS Systems
  •   Proven success with driving results in a retail or outside sales environment

Professional Experience


Freelance Letterer & Designer – ryanhamrick.com; March 2011 - Present

  • Handle all artistic creation for various clients
  • Clients include Samsung, Capital One, Target, Sutter Home, Creative Mornings, BlackBerry, and Evernote, just to name a few
  • Founder and designing partner of Blaq, the all-time #1-selling Twitter app for the BlackBerry platform on phones and tablets, responsible for all visual and UX design


Editor in Chief – Know Your Cell; Nov. 2009 – March 2011 

Began covering wireless industry news pieces as a Contributing Editor. Promoted to Senior Contributing Editor after three months, Editor-in-Chief after a year. 

  • Intuitive, informed and witty coverage of wireless news stories
  • In-depth analysis and perspective on hot topics at the pulse of the mobile world
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step user guides for popular phone functions and usage
  • In-depth handset reviews


Store Manager – Centennial Wireless; Sept. 2008 – Sept. 2009 

Restored the company’s first store to its former glory through re-training staff, revitalizing customer service, and seeking out every opportunity. 

  • First month in the store achieved 157% of quota, top in the company out of 104 stores
  • Received recognition from the President of the Company in the quarterly update
  • Turned low performers into top sellers in 3 months time


Retail Store Ventures (Sprint Dealer)

  • Sales Manager:  May 2006 – Aug. 2006
  • District Manager:  Aug. 2006 – Sept. 2008

Responsible for maintaining payroll budgets, marketing, HR administration, and all store operations. Hired as a single store manager. After first month of outstanding performance, promoted to dual store manager. Promoted to District Manager for 7 store Indiana Region. 

  • Set high standards for new store performances in my stores
  • Developed outside marketing strategies according to demographic tendencies
  • Always exceeded sales goals; won several contests
  • Strengthened my product knowledge by completing several optional certifications and attending sales seminars
  • Created interactive database for tracking follow-ups, and provided IT for this project. Trained company sales associates and management to effectively use this tool
  • Developed and maintained networks for remote security and surveillance
  • Created interactive scheduling template with intricate functions
  • Developed and introduced new selling process, raising numbers dramatically in a short period of time
  • Adjusted sales staff according to competitive needs
  • Re-invented inventory ordering process to maximize efficiency



Associates; Business Administration/Marketing - Ivy Tech State College