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The what's what...

Bev is an artist. In high school, Bev spent her free time in the art studio painting, sculpting, and drawing — she was always great at focusing deeply on one project at a time and ensuring that it was truly “done” before moving onto the next one. 

After college, she began taking on some freelance design work for some friends and local nonprofits in the greater Columbus area.  And while she didn’t know it at the time, a project here and a project there would eventually transform Bethge Graphic Design into Method which would then become Ologie. 

Recognized as one of Columbus' 30 most influential women by Business First, Bev continues to be engaged in the community, particularly helping aspiring women leaders become successful, and providing opportunities for young people to learn about the creative industry. 

Tune into the exciting story of how Bev built and scaled one of the country’s most respected higher education branding and marketing agencies – working with brands like Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Purdue, just to name a few!

You can connect with Bev on LinkedIn and learn more about Ologie by visiting their website.

About the Podcast

Zach Busekrus

Host

Zach Busekrus

Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and hosting podcasts. When he's not working on Enrollify, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, building Sponstayneous (his travel brand side hustle), trying out new HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!

Bev Ryan

Interviewee

Bev Ryan

Bev Ryan founded Ologie in 1987 and has grown the company into an award-winning branding and marketing firm. Her vision and passion for generating big ideas and disruptive work have brought Ologie repeated national recognition. A true creative at heart, she remains hands-on with many projects, leading work for clients such as the University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Hartwick College, Pratt Institute, and Rochester Institute of Technology.    Recognized as one of Columbus' 30 most influential women by Business First, Bev continues to be engaged in the community, particularly helping aspiring women leaders become successful, and providing opportunities for young people to learn about the creative industry. She studied at Columbus College of Art and Design, which awarded her with an honorary doctorate in 2012.    

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