Ryan McDonald is a photographer and ceramic artist living in Chicago.


Since honing his craft in both disciplines at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he now works as a commercial photographer. Additionally, he creates functional and sculptural ceramics for shops and private collectors.

Ryan has worked on set with a number of architects, designers, and brands, including:
Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects, dSpace Studio, Gensler, HOK, Kaufman O'Neil Architecture, LCM Architects, Morgante Wilson Architects, PDR Architects, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, Thomas Rajkovich, Thomas Roszak Architecture

Designers: Eva Quateman Interiors, Gary Lee Partners, Handman Associates, Insignia Kitchen & Bath, JP Interiors, Julia Buckingham (Buckingham Interiors + Design), Marshall Erb Design, Michelle Williams Interiors, MOOD Design + Build, Soucie Horner, Stephanie Wohlner Design, Susan Brunstrum (Sweet Peas Design)

Brands: AB InBev, Allsteel, Constellation Brands, Gunlocke, Marlboro, McDonald's, Parliament, Refined Haystack, Walmart

He has also had the opportunity to assist various Chicago area photographers, including:
Chris Litwin, Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing Photographers, Jennifer Marx, Scott McDonald, Tony Soluri, Werner Straube

His ceramic work is available by commission and at Rider for Life in Chicago.