Los Angeles is amazing, weird, intriguing, and overwhelming all at the same time. You may run into your favorite celebrity or inspiration while walking down the street, but at the end of the day, that does not really matter. LA is all about your value, your peers, and what you have to bring to the table. Not everyone has the hustle and bustle to make it work in the land of opportunity, but today we look into the world of a young 24 year old native who has made things happen for himself. Meet The Designer and public Relations wise guy, Ryan Butler.
1. Describe yourself without using name or any attributes given by society. Who are you?
Because I help out people without getting much in return. Love to help people out just to help. Advocacy of philanthropy.
2. Before you discovered your passion, what was life like?
Before discovering my passion I was a weee little lad, growing up in Northern California, just trying to have fun and not get into major trouble. When I did find my passion which is art (digital and non digital), music and entertainment I knew what I wanted to get into far as a career. Discovered my passion around 14ish years old.
3. What do you feel is the function and job of humans at the end of the day?
I feel like the job of humans at the end of the day is to truly make sure we are all set and ready before the return of Christ. We all want to make it into heaven I'm sure—depending on your belief..but adding a little humility to your character is always a big step into changing the world.
4.Over the years, What has failure taught you?
Failure has taught me to keep my hopes at a moderate level. Especially when pitching ideas. Taught me how to move smarter and also look for other options. Sometimes the best answer for you to build yourself up is a "No".
5. Well for yourself, how did you feel when you first got rejected? How did you recoup?
When i first got rejected it was a pitch for a project, felt like "damn :(" but in my career you learn to adapt quickly to rejection or acceptance.
6. What gets you excited / driven to achieve goals?
The ability to try and have my mom never work another day in life is the main reasoning for my goal achievements and superior drive within myself.
7..Who’s life have you had the greatest impact on?
I honestly do not know, might be my team I'm surrounded with. I've given individuals that I'm surrounded with opportunities to work with celebs, big names and brands and they've succeeded. Greatest impact though, I don't know.
8. As a creative, what has been your biggest obstacle over the years?
Biggest obstacle over the years.... Damn, that's a good question. It might be actually getting my bachelors degree. Ever since I've attended college it feels like progression is slowed down a bit in regard to design -- learned most of my graphic design and editing skills thru friends, messing around with PS and illustrator, and various sources.
9. What is your favorite font?
I don't have a favorite font.
10. What age do you feel like right now and why?
I feel as if I'm the age I am now which is 24.
11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Im jumping to a different number if you don't mind haha! 10 years from now, I see my mother in a house that I bought her or at least her bills paid for an entire year straight, free of debts. Also, I see myself working for high profile clients in both design and public relations fields I'm established in. I want the same success for my friends that are very close to me. That's all that matters, my boys creating the best content we love to make.
12. At the young age of 24, What bad habits do you want to break?
Staying off social media and procrastination. But I work in PR so, I kinda have to be on social media to find things for clients and press releases, etc :(
13. Do you recall what life was like before twitter?
Life before twitter was probably the best time. More outside activities, people's communication was somewhat better...but before twitter i was still in grade school and i'm an adult now, so times back then were simple, hardly had worries.
14. What’s next for you ?
More work for Selena Gomez and clients you'll have to wait and see. 2017 has just begun :)
15. If you could go back in time to observe one thing in history what would it be?
Would have loved to see Aaliyah in person at the BET Awards, or MLK's speech way back then.