Ryan Short

Ryan Short is the founder of CivicBrand an agency that focuses on community branding, public engagement, economic development and destination marketing.

We Need More Emilees, Pink Buildings, and Ice Cream.

We Need More Emilees, Pink Buildings, and Ice Cream.

We need more Emilees. More pink buildings. And more ice cream.  The story of Two Rivers, WI is pretty special, but it’s also similar in many ways to communities around the country.  Two Rivers is a beautiful place...

Made-in Brands For Your City

Made-in Brands For Your City

Developing a Made-in brand for your community At CivicBrand we’re huge fans of made-in brands and have developed several for our clients. Developing a made-in brand for your community has numerous benefits and can provide a boost to...

When Good Design is a Problem

When Good Design is a Problem

Hopefully, we all agree that homogenous bad design is a problem. But what about homogenous good design? Sure, "good design" is better than "bad design", but it presents a potentially massive problem for our cities and places. Over...