Introducing... Faceless Creative
I started designing in 2007 for bands that I either played in or played shows with. Everything from myspace layouts, to t-shirts, to flyers. I fell in love with it and I have never stopped designing since. Even back then I remember hating telling my clients to pass on my name to anyone looking for some design work. Something has always felt weird about being Jake Ryan Designs. Last year I started thinking about rebranding, and even though this is a one man operation for now, I have always wanted to grow it into a full service design studio and maybe get to the point where others are involved.
When I started thinking about ideas for names and branding, I started thinking about the idea behind being a graphic artist. Almost everything around you was created by someone. Every piece of advertising or print, every interface you use via your phone or your computer, the packaging on everything you buy. You see these things and you never think much of them. You never think about the person that created them or the intricate details that went into creating them. You never think about the men behind the machine.
You never put a face to the creators of the things that are around you.
I thought about that concept deeply over the last year, and I thought about how I wanted this to grow and become something special and how I really wanted to present it to the world.
I started thinking about other things with a similar idea. The anonymity of comic books heroes and the men behind the machines. Luchadors don masks and become their masks identity, sometimes become larger than life characters. They even wear their masks in public to keep the mystery alive. It’s a sacred practice. I thought a luchador mask perfectly represented what I was trying to accomplish and it became my logo. It has become my identity.
And now Faceless Creative is born.