Ryan Adkins
From insights to innovation.

About

Creating experiences.
Innovating brands.

Playing games.

Changing the world.

 

Ryan Adkins

I’ve known since I was young that I had a passion for creating and selling things. I started my first “business”, Ramps-R-Us at the age of 12 and quickly followed it up with Ryan's Lawn Care. In High School I wrote music and formed a band. Career aspiration: Jingle Writer. 

While at college I continued to explore opportunities to create and got more in touch with my natural curiosity. I fell in love with the field of Sociology because of how it sought to understand groups and the things that affect them. I knew I wanted to work in marketing or run my own business so I minored in Business as well as in International Development. I want to make a difference in the world so I enrolled in groups such as Students for Social Innovation and the Social Venture Academy to help me prepare to change the world. 

While a student I was very involved in entrepreneurship and as my crowning achievement, helped my team win the BYU Business Plan Competition in 2011 for Kalood, a tech-start-up that looked to shake up the advertising analytics and deal industry. I learned a lot from being apart of the successes and failures of that endeavor. Also I was involved with another start-up, PrizedPearls and won a Utah Student 25 award in 2013.

Since 2012, I've worked for EKR, a Utah-based creative agency that specializes in technology and entertainment. From nanotechnology to CPG to Netflix and about everything in between. My team and I were awarded Best Rebrand In Utah in 2015 for our rebranding of Central Utah Clinic to Revere Health by the American Marketing Association. This and other similar experiences have helped me realize my passion for transforming brands and launching products.