Ryu Island is a New York based design agency.

Ryu Island prides itself on quality and attention to detail. We are informed by the rich traditions of folk art and swiss style, yet fully embrace pop culture and the digital world. Our approach emcompasses various disciplines and transcends artificial divisions between high and low culture. What drives us is creating work that is thought-provoking, mood-enlightening, and submerges users in the world of our clients. Our core team is thoughtfully small. Among our ranks are spirited designers, photographers, strategists, developers, writers, filmmakers and illustrators. By working together, we want to leave the world slightly more inspiring, meaningful and unique.

What We Do

Branding & Visual Identity, Digital Product Design, Art Direction, Brand Strategy, Website Design, Content Creation, Campaigns, Packaging, Print, Environmental Design, Web Development.


Anchored in research but led by ideas, our process begins with conversation. The best work is often produced in a open and collaborative exchange of ideas. We work with businesses to achieve a timeless sensibility that spans a range of applications.

Strategy & Culture

We consider a brand's position and potential in order to identify the best ways to drive awareness, growth and loyalty. We then cut through clutter by synthesizing your brands essential elements to translate them into elegant solutions. We also believe it's important to connect the culture it's created for.


Ryu Island creates for a tech advanced landscape, yet we believe in the art of craft, a process where research, inquiry and exploration lead to new insights. We’re well versed in various digital mediums and work closely with our clients to create cutting-edge work.


Ryu Island was founded by Mindy Ryu. Mindy brings a decade of experience as a creative director and designer in all facets of branding, print and online media for agencies, start-up businesses and established companies. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and began her career at Atlantic Records, Decker Design and the global agency, Desgrippes Gobé. She has worked with a variety of clients including Warby Parker, Everlane, Apple TV, Nike, DKNY, Paperless Post, Warner Bros. and Ernest Alexander.