Rye Crowen is a California grown designer, currently residing in Pennsylvania. He specializes in surface design, CMF (Color, Material, Finish), and industrial design. Rye is excited by natural materials like wood and fabric, powder coated steel, and the patterns all around us.

Rye's love of pattern and design started while he was at art school. He was inspired by the works of Matisse, the patterns of Marimekko, and the works of the modern designers from the Bauhaus. Now with a BFA in graphic design and a MFA in industrial design he countinues to explore in both the 2D and 3D medium.

Rye's other passions include ceramics, cycling, running, and spending time with family, which includes lots of lego building with his son.


Rye's worked with a variety of clients, either through freelance, contract, or a permanent position. Some of this work can be found at his Behance portfolio located here. Rye is always excited to take on new challenges and work with clients helping them grow an idea into a product or service. Rye's web design/dev work can be found at www.likethedesign.com

  • Apple
  • Bell
  • Blendtec
  • Brooks
  • Bushnell
  • Carhartt
  • Easton
  • Everlane
  • Genentech
  • Giro
  • Guess
  • Hitcase
  • Kit and Ace
  • Nest
  • Ritz Carlton
  • Salomon
  • Smartwool
  • Space NK
  • Specialized
  • Superfeet
  • Vanity Fair