YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Hi, I'm Kalle Ryan

25+ years of trailblazing creative work. 15+ years of groundbreaking innovation & comms experience at Google & Meta. Now I advise and consult on comms, creativity and employee experience. Let's have a conversation!

Explore my services Read my creativity blog

blog

Artchive / 25 March 2018

The Brownbread Mixtape Podcast

I adore the podcast format and I’m an avid fan of all audio longform storytelling. I’ll do a post at another time about some of my favourite podcasts, but this post is about the brief spell where I produced a podcast of my own. It was motivated by two creative impulses. Firstly I wanted to […]

Read More
Spark in the Dark / 12 March 2018

The Hole There In The Floor – a poem

This is a poem I started writing when I lived in New York and was starting to forge a really keen interest in poetry, and specifically performance poetry. The poem was supposed to be a snapshot of the punters I saw in a bar in Manhattan called Tom & Jerry’s. But the original draft was […]

Read More
Inspiration / 22 February 2018

The Brownbread Mixtape album – the early years

the best of the batch – a baker’s dozen of brownbread mixtape tracks by The Brownbread Mixtape We record every single Brownbread Mixtape, and we have managed to capture some truly magical moments down the years from that room. Nowadays it is easier to share things digitally (even though we have yet to truly share […]

Read More
Artchive / 19 February 2018

Skanger Man – An Irish parody of a Werner Herzog film

At my monthly Brownbread Mixtape show I would regularly write radio style comedy sketches to be performed by myself and our resident sketch troupe The Brownbread Players (Gus McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Sean McDonagh). I have been a huge Werner Herzog fan for many moons and something tickled me about trying to do one of […]

Read More
Inspiration / 12 February 2018

10 incredible songs you need to listen to right now

Every one of these songs is a masterclass in songwriting and performance. Every one of these songs strike me deep in the heart. Every time.  Some you may have heard, some you may not have heard. Every one of these songs deserves to be heard more often. Enjoy! – Kalle ———————————————————————————————— 1. May You Never – John […]

Read More
Artchive / 9 February 2018

Modern Ireland – a short film

A few years ago my good friend, documentary filmmaker David Bagnall (Getting Out), was visiting from New York, so we met up with another friend and filmmaker, David O’Sullivan (Moore Street Masala), and headed out without a script, and decided to try and make a short film in a single day. There was such a freedom […]

Read More
Spark in the Dark / 25 January 2018

Sketchbook: The Table of Ideas

  I was sifting through an old series of sketchbooks I kept during my time living in New York and found some fun old doodles, ideas and unfinished concepts. This one, The Table of Ideas, was one that I’m no longer sure what I was trying to do with. I know that it was inspired […]

Read More