The People of Helix River

Lincoln-Park-south-pond-1Ryan Thompson

Founder, Creative Director


The founder of Helix River Media has traveled a diverse path. Ryan's introduction to the world of digital multimedia took place while studying at the University of Florida, when he co-founded a photography business using one of the earliest available digital cameras. After graduation, he made his way to New York City, where he cultivated his creative skills by pursuing endeavors in music, video, photography, writing, and web design. Ryan immersed himself in and mastered early versions of programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop as well as HTML, CSS, and other components of user interface design.

His love of adventure and culture drew him to Europe, where as a certified English teacher he instructed adult learners. On his first job, he met the woman who would become his wife. They spent the next several years living and traveling in Spain, England, Italy, and beyond.

All these experiences in digital multimedia, business, and education culminated in the creation of Helix River.

Ryan and his wife Natalie currently live in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to leading Helix River, he's a grad student at UW Madison, pursuing a master's in environmental conservation, his passion for many years. Check this space in coming years for an exciting merger between his experiences of digital media and environmental science :)

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Ryan Thompson's resume

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