Gordon Ryan is a Partner and Senior Designer at the Expology Design Studio. Since 2014 Gordon Ryan has joined Expology (Oslo) as Senior Designer, and works on developing Museums, Visitor Centres and Business Communication Arenas. Analytic, pragmatic, social – His work with Expology involves strong collaborative conceptual development, followed by a refined and well-informed production. Expology started in the mid-1980’s as a business Experience Design branch in the global PR company Burson-Marsteller. They thrived as storytellers in the high-level commercial sector, but expanded into the area of museums, exhibitions and visitor centres in the late 90’s. Since 1998 Expology became independent, and has led the nordic market for museums, visitor centres and brand communication. The studio remains highly brand-conscious, and tend to scrutinize and challenge preconceptions about visitor trends and expectations of an organization – and allow the visitor to create their own experience in a way that enables them to remember and share the experience with others. Expology has a studio in Oslo, and in Stockholm, and currently employs a mixed-skills team of 26 designers, architects, graphic designers, technologists and coders.
On 7 November 2016 Gordon Ryan delivered Museuming, an Adventure from Noun to Verb lecture at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.