Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan is a multi-disciplinary designer experienced in brand identity, data visualization, cartography, wayfinding and placemaking.



Member Since

July 2021

Trained as an architect, Ryan practiced architecture and urban design and worked with Jan Gehl in Copenhagen, Denmark as a Fulbright Fellow. From 2010-19, Ryan led Paste in Place, a graphic design studio focused on data visualization and information design for “place.” He’s lectured and taught courses focused on placemaking, data visualization and wayfinding.

At sparks+sullivan, Ryan translates data, insights and strategy into compelling visual stories, and creates intuitive graphics and experiences that connect people with places and products. Since co-founding the firm in 2019, his work has been recognized for design excellence and innovation by AIGA, SEGD and IDSA.

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Practice Area

Branded Environments, Exhibition, Placemaking, Public Installation, Strategy/Research/Planning, Wayfinding

Focus Area

Brand, Graphic, Interpretive, Signage, Smart Cities


Cultural, Museums, Recreation, Transportation, Urban + Civic, Visitor Centers