Great Ideas..
Beautifully Crafted.
DESIGN IS BOTH STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL. DESIGN FRAMES A PROBLEM, DEVELOPS A MESSAGING PLATFORM, AND ALIGNS THAT MESSAGE TO OBJECTIVES AND CULTURE.
THE STUDIO
RICOCHET is the studio of communications designer Ron Zisman, established 1980 in NYC and recently relocated to Portland, OR. Our mission is to help clients tell the story of who they are and what they value, and do so in a way that makes an audience care.

The studio’s work encompasses all types of design projects: corporate communications, brand identity, promotion, publication design (books and magazines), packaging, interactive and environmental systems. Design is rarely a solitary act. It is a collaboration requiring the talent of writers, developers, technicians and artisans. Much of our work is built upon the work of others.

Being small enables us to be nimble and adaptive. It helps us build close relationships with clients and allows us to provide higher caliber design services at competitive prices.

The studio seeks commissions from cultural and civic institutions, community benefit organizations, environmentalists, nonprofits, educational institutions and small business entrepreneurs — as well as collaborating with other studios/agencies. We work on a project or retainer basis.

ABOUT RON ZISMAN
  • BFA in Studio Arts and a Masters (MS) in Communications Design, Pratt Institute (New York)
  • Summer residency program at the School of Visual Arts: Impact! Design for Social Change (New York).
  • Active member of AIGA/NY, The NY Art Directors Club and the Type Directors Club.
RECOGNITION
The International Summit Awards, Columbia School of Journalism’s National Magazine Awards, Society of Publication Designers, Printing Industries of America, Graphic Design USA, inclusion in Mead Library of Ideas, as well as recognition from local NY-NJ-based ad clubs.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-zisman
If you look around the site, what you see is me. The work, the thinking behind the work, and the clients represented, say a lot about who I am.
Art is work. It demands attention. The creative process is an act of discovery — of vision, of ideas, of language, of understanding — spiraling forward from chaos to insight. It demands seeing differently. It aspires to inform or delight. It imbues meaning.