So by this point, you’ve (hopefully) already seen my work and what I could do. So if you’re like me, that’s all you need to know and you’ve probably already skipped this part. But for those of you who haven’t and whom are curious to know more, this is my story of who I am and why I do what I do.
I grew up in a typical suburban town, not far from a small city in North-Eastern Ohio. I was raised by two of the most amazing people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. My mother, who is the super-creative of the family, is an Art Teacher who inspires me every day to create something new. My father is a Lawyer, who instills in me the logic and critical thinking necessary for everyday living. The occasional free legal advice works out pretty nice too. Each of them thinks differently when it comes to problem solving, but together, they’ve molded me into something that’s both: A creative critical thinker. And that's why I am who I am today.
So anyways, after a super-powerless high school experience, where not even one of my friends turned out to be a vampire slayer, or any of my teachers were actually an alien, I found myself in the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, PA, where I attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After a little nudge from my parents, I enrolled in the Web Design and Interactive Media program, and it changed my life forever. I'd like to say that the change was immediate; that I was destined to become an artist. That I grew up as an art prodigy, and I was the most bodacious creative artist since Picaso, producing master pieces while still in diapers. I'd also like to say that I'm the descendant of Alexander the Great and laser beams shoot out of my eyes.
Truth is, it didn’t stick immediately, and I wasn’t innately creative. I wasn’t one of those overly gifted individuals who won art awards in high school or who immersed themselves in the creative scene. I did always have a underlying passion for the craft though. Maybe it was because I was surrounded by art all my life, but whatever the case was, it wasn’t until after my first quarter in college where I kind of just fell pretty hard into it. It’s hard to say what happened, or how it happened, but when it did, it was like a switch was turned on in my brain and this new passion for design was suddenly there that wasn’t before. I feel like it’s kind of something like a song from a Disney movie, animated choreography and everything.
Ever since, I’ve been cultivating that passion like a horticulturist might cultivate roses, so that they can turn into beautiful, immaculate flowers; that sprouts out serif’s, envoks obscure rules of color-theory, follows a 1.618 ratio, and spits out money periodically.
Fast forward a few years, and I’m now a 25 year old, bonified designer who loves what he does. I now live my dream together with my warrior princess, a super-cute parakeet who is violently possessive, and a Bad-Baby puppy named Winnie bear (but she's so cute!).
Cool Story Bro, but tell me about this website:
IAMRCR.com made its debut in 2010, when I got the idea from a buddy of mine in college way back when. The name is actually derived from my initials (Ryan Cole Rosati) and seem kind of catchy at the time, so it just stuck over the years.
When I first made this site, I made it with all the hopes and optimism of a wide-eyed, newly graduate. Those hopes and optimistic feelings have weathered and lasted through the years, but sadly the website didn’t. So after months of grueling design revisions, sleepless days, and self-loathing for months, I came up with this rendition. It was a long time coming, and I must say, this version has definitely turned out to be my favorite so far (this is the 6th version).
However, I’m not perfect (I will deny I ever wrote that) and I’m prone to errors. So if you come across any broken links, errors or typos, please feel free to email me about it. I loves me some feedback.