The blog of Ready State, a rigorously lean marketing agency
Thriving San Francisco-based designer-illustrator Ryan Putnam discusses how he balances analog—pens, pencils, brushes—with digital. He also explains why his favorite clients are in tech.
Successful brand movements need to be built around a budding cultural idea. They should inspire people to take action and, most importantly, give people an identity they can adopt as their own.
“They’re not just trying to build a portfolio; they care about what’s good for our business,” Airbnb's Allen Mask says of Ready State, which just climbed to No. 2 on the San Francisco Business Times' Fast 100 list.