Congratulations to Interactive Designer/Front End Developer Ryan Velgersdyk on his fifth anniversary with Paulsen.

“Ryan is highly talented, hardworking and absolutely delightful people,” says Sara Steever, Paulsen president.

“Ryan's talents span both the traditional and digital design teams at Paulsen. Our clients benefit from his ability to understand both worlds because he brings a user experience perspective to everything he designs. We are fortunate to have them both on our team!”

Ryan says the five years have gone by quickly. He joined Paulsen hoping to be challenged by a wide variety of projects and has not been disappointed.

“I’ve worked on web, print, banners, animation and recently went on a photo shoot,” Ryan says.

Ryan especially enjoys working on creative projects that allow him to push the envelope when it comes to strategy and design.

He also appreciates the work-life balance that Paulsen promotes and the (well-deserved) respect he receives. “I feel like my professional opinion is valued,” he says.

Outside of the office, the last five years have brought Ryan and his wife a second child (Patrick, age 2, has joined Evelyn, who is now 5) and a new house. Ryan has also started running again, after a new parent hiatus; he’s racing in the Sioux Falls Half Marathon on September 9.