Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Perryman.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ryan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
As a kid, I moved around a lot. I’m 25 & I’ve lived in three states and seven cities to date. Naturally, I’ve grown accustomed to meeting new people, adjusting to unfamiliar surroundings and making the most of a situation that could potentially change at any moment. Over time, these qualities paired with my love of art and expression, combined with the ideal of knowing I was destined for something greater than a 9-5 job or cookie cutter lifestyle practically pressured me to create something for myself that would utilize my talents and allow me to help others. I realized my love of music, graphic design, & fashion in my middle school years however, I’m still figuring things out.
My Sagittarius nature won’t allow me to do just one thing. I model, photograph others, design graphics, vlog, creative direct, style, & thread eyebrows. I love to create, collaborate and learn new skills. I’ve spent the majority of my life in Northern California, but would frequently take trips to L.A. with my father for family reunions, errands and such. I was always intrigued by the palm trees, trips to the Slauson Swap Meet, the food, fashion and hustle focused lifestyle. I’d say the memories and vibe I got from the city stuck with me as I grew older. Los Angeles was always a place I wanted to move to.
An opportunity finally presented itself at such an unexpected time mid-2017, when I had recently lost a job I thought I needed to get here. I didn’t have any money saved up, I had just purchased my first vehicle with my last check from the job, and was feeling stuck & uninspired. I got hired at a new job a month later, worked extremely hard for a duration of 4 months, packed up my ’99 Honda Accord and moved to L.A. on December 31st, 2017. Fast forward a year, and nine months later, I’m extremely happy to be here. I’m building my brand daily, networking, getting inspired and learning to enjoy the journey rather than the destination.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It certainly hasn’t been easy to get where I am today. Challenges I faced leading up to my move were severe depression, anxiety, and ultimately for me financial instability. Many days I dreaded waking up to work a job I hated, living in a city that no longer inspired me, feeling like I’d never get out. I didn’t have financial or even emotional support from my family so there were situations that I felt were breaking me in the moment, but in actuality strengthened me for similar situations to come in the future. To know that I made the move happen on my own is an indescribable feeling. I’ll never forget how I felt when I exited the 405 freeway that morning and pulled up to my new home. Patience, persistence, and perseverance were key.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Perryman Productions – what should we know?
Perryman Productions is a business for my collective talents. I think anyone who has never had just one thing they were good at or wanted to do, would understand how frustrating it is to get bored easily, or master one thing and want to move on to something completely different. Fortunately for me, my services connect with one another or fuse well with the talents of others. The most successful aspect of Perryman Productions has been modeling for other companies. From there, I discovered my love of portrait and editorial photography (especially film photography). Graphic design stemmed from Myspace.com creating banners, backgrounds, headers and more. The majority of my talents came naturally and are self-taught, with the exception of threading eyebrows which I took a class for. Vlogging has always peeked my interest which eventually led to learning how to edit videos, color grade, add effects, transitions, etc.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Patience, perseverance, and persistence are vital to my success. By keeping an open mind, remaining optimistic, continuing my education and perfecting my skills, I will actively contribute to a favorable outcome later in life.
- Website: www.ryanperryman.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @perrymanpro
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