Nichols Brand Stories Names Paul Ryan as Creative Director

Dec 12, 2019 - Maggie Bakle

Nichols Brand Stories ( has promoted Paul Ryan to the position of creative director. Ryan has been with Nichols as senior art director for two years. He has 18 years’ experience as an art director in the Fort Wayne market.

Ryan graduated from Indiana University with a degree in fine arts. He has worked at several prominent marketing firms in Fort Wayne, designing award-winning work for local, regional and national clients in a wide range of industries. He has built a solid reputation for targeted, creative design that gets noticed while also meeting clients’ needs and expectations.

Barry Armbruster, partner/owner of Nichols, says moving Ryan into the creative director role was an easy decision. “Paul was an asset to our team right from the start. Our clients appreciate his experience, ability and industry knowledge. As creative director, he will help lead our team in continuing to provide our clients with on-target branding and in-depth storytelling.”

Ryan looks forward to the challenge of his new role, “Nichols is a great place to be right now. Our agency is growing, we recently relocated to downtown, and we have a renewed sense of excitement about the work we do. As creative director, I look forward to helping our clients tell their stories in creative and effective ways.”

Nichols Brand Stories, located in downtown Fort Wayne, is a versatile full-service marketing agency committed to brand storytelling. In business for more than 25 years, Nichols has a growing list of diverse clients, including long-standing relationships and new opportunities. For more information about Nichols Brand Stories, visit