Ryan Heck aqualith.mediaUnited States
Start it up
Since this past Wednesday, Oct 9th, I have been attending seminars and workshops for Twin Cites Startup Week, hosted by many area businesses in the metro area, learning what I can to adapt to the entrepreneurship business culture. It's been quite rewarding meeting a wide variety of business owners and learning what resources have been available to me.
Those who've been to this blog before know my intentions for tabletop RPG publishing, but may not be aware of putting my design consultancy pursuits also under the banner of Aqualith Media. I imagine this business plan is not exactly common practice, but I have heard crazier. I am pleased to announce this new chapter in my career, at least as a side gig to start.
The goal of this venture is multi-faceted. It's a digital and print design consultancy, allowing me constant improvement of my craft while helping Twin Cities area businesses and beyond. The RPG component allows me to flex my artistic muscles further while putting my own stamp on the tabletop gaming industry. Both channels can and will likely overlap due simply out of curiosity. Just through networking, I have found interest about the tabletop part from the most unlikely of contacts when looking for clients. It has been exciting, to say the least! Below is my working definitions of the Aqualith imprint as a whole, as a consultancy, and as a publisher. As I develop it further, I suspect it will evolve as it has been since the concept first came to me late last year.
is a design service consultancy and publishing imprint producing quality, third-party, digital products easily compatible with some of your favorite tabletop roleplaying game systems.
As a design service consultancy...
You can reach out to me for solutions to both your print and digital design needs. I have over 20 years of experience in graphic design with a keen eye on branding, layout, and digital advertising. Let's hop on a call for a free 20-30 minute consultation and see if I can be of assistance.
As a publishing imprint...
Aqualith produces tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) products, supplementing various systems with a pocket science-fantasy setting ready to be dropped into a handful of your favorite settings with little to no hassle. As the gamemaster or player, you will find compelling options that do not seem to get enough attention in products today: water manipulation, hydrokinesis, and a proper setting,background, and plot hooks to fill in the gaps for your creations. Whether your character chooses to be a curious adventurer dabbling in elemental magic or full on hydromancer for the illustrious Aqualith Consortium, I hope to provide you an ocean full of options, adventure, and most of all... fun! Best of all these digital products aim to be as accessible (A11Y-compliant) as possible on multiple devices. No matter who you are, there's something great in store for you.
One of the highlights for me in the past couple weeks was completing the logo design for Aqualith. My aim was to have them printed and in hand in time for Startup Week. Alas, it was not to be as the printer got backed up, but they should arrive in time to share at the remaining sessions I am attending. I wanted to share what I would hand you if we met in person, which hints at another announcement...
That's right, the web address of the upcoming home for Aqualith is Aqualith.media. How quaint! How available! Currently it points to the Linktree page I have been using these last few months only until I finish up the actual site,which will also link to my proudest portfolio. You will still be able to access that at ryanheck.info for the time being. Both my business and portfolio sites will link to each other.
That is all for now. Stay tuned for some new portfolio pieces, site news, and details about the first product in the RPG line, Prolegomena.
Steady tides be with you!
Ryan | Aqualith Media
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