Ryan began knitting when he was in preschool, wanting to take after his Grandma. When his Grandma would pick him up after school he would watch her craft elaborate dolls from scratch and she would ask him to help design the clothes she would make.
RDB is about creating unique pieces with subtle textures and surprising details-just like the point on that Pixie hat! Ryan has previously taken on commissions for such things as knitting a scarf and pillows out of dog's hair (the owner asked for keepsakes), knitting a roll of alpaca white yarn onto a toilet paper roll for a bathroom showcase design and a standout 2012 collaboration with Of A Kind, the website founded by Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur.
Currently Ryan has a studio in San Francisco, which will be relocated to Los Angeles beginning in February.