Marcy Rye

Founder & Principal

Wire Media, LLC

Marcy is the founder of Wire Media, an award winning branding and design firm that helps clients communicate more authentically and effectively with their audiences. She is passionate about bringing both order and delight to complex communications challenges. Wire Media's expertise in visual storytelling and data design helps our clients create a meaningful, emotional connection with their audience, driving lasting relationships.

In her role at Wire Media, she has led branding and design projects for clients including the Humane Society, Box Inc., CREDO, Environmental Defense Fund, River LA, Women’s World Banking, Stanford University, and numerous Democratic and progressive political campaigns at all levels of government in the US, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Marcy has nearly 20 years of experience working at the intersection of cutting-edge design and
technology to help clients communicate better, create opportunities to engage, and build lasting and meaningful relationships. Her prior work experience includes branding and design for leading organizations including the Smithsonian, the World of Coca-Cola Museum, the Women in Military Service Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, and AARP. She also has a long history of creating print direct mail for Democratic campaigns at all levels of government in the United States.

Marcy is a frequent speaker and author on topics including data design, visual storytelling, web design, and branding. She's presented at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, Web of Change, California Association of Nonprofits, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

She serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Firefighters Foundation, which focuses on bringing health and safety information to the public in Los Angeles County, and she chairs the marketing and communications committee. She is Vice President of the board of directors for Charity on Top, a nonprofit that provides gift cards allowing people to use the card to make a donation to their nonprofit of choice.

Marcy holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of fine arts in design and technology from Parsons the New School for Design, where she double majored in web/user experience design and physical computing. She lives in Marina del Rey, California where she is passionate about sailboat racing, kayaking, and anything on the water, and where she serves on the race committee at her yacht club.

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