Ryan Clark (musician)

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Ryan Clark
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Background information
Birth name Ryan Clark
Born (1979-06-23) June 23, 1979 (age 34)
Origin United States
Genres Christian metal,[1] metalcore,[1] alternative metal,[1][2] nu metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1992–present
Labels Solid State Records
Life Sentence Records
Associated acts Demon Hunter
Training for Utopia
Focal Point

Ryan Clark (born June 23, 1979) is an American graphic designer and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Demon Hunter, which he co-founded with his brother, guitarist Don Clark.

Early life and career[edit]

Before Demon Hunter, Clark was a former guitarist for Focal Point and vocalist for Training for Utopia.[3] He and his brother formed Demon Hunter in 2000 and released their debut album late the following year through Solid State Records. The group would continue to steadily gain exposure throughout the 2000s.

His grandfather, an artist, helped inspire his grandsons' work in graphic design, which is their true day job. Ryan and Don founded Seattle-based Asterik Studio[4] with their friend Demetre Arges in 2000. The design studio has created CD packaging, poster art, web design, and/or merchandise design for hundreds of artists including Liz Phair, P.O.D., and The White Stripes; however, Clark also notes that he is not a fine artist and that such work is typically outsourced. Based on their design experience, Don and Ryan authored a chapter in the book New Masters of Photoshop, Volume 2 (ISBN 1590593154). In 2007, the brothers had announced that they were leaving Asterik to start Invisible Creature.[5] Ryan Clark is also art director of Solid State Records and its parent Tooth & Nail Records.

He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award for his design work on Norma Jean's O God, the Aftermath and Fair's album The Best Worst-Case Scenario.[6]

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