Hey, I'm Ryan

I make pictures and tell stories AND STUFF

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Ryan Who?

Digital Media Producer + Visual Storyteller

Hailing from rural Western Pennsylvania, where I developed into a rare breed of nerd, artist, athlete, and musician — I opted to trade in the backwoods for the Steel City to pursue a career in digital media.

After six years of cultivating a solid foundation built upon a mastery of multimedia theory, strategy, tools, and delivery systems — I soon found myself leaving my beloved city of Pittsburgh behind in favor of the marvelous Wasatch Range in Northern Utah.

As a digital media producer and visual storyteller with roots in multimedia, documentary, and live television production—I've spent the past 10 years covering a wide range of topics focusing on outdoor recreation, music, food, culture, sports, arts, and entertainment. Being equal parts creative and analytical, I take a multi-disciplined approach to my work, applying a mix of both left and right-brained thinking to projects that aim to educate, inform, enlighten, and inspire.

Currently living in downtown Salt Lake City, I strive to surround myself with extraordinary people while utilizing my creative prowess to help make a positive impact within my community.

/ Ryan Samanka


From the 'gram

@ryansamanka I'm utterly bewildered by the sudden appearances of shopping carts. #samankarts



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