Discussions with Assembly Label

Our Creative Director and Founder, Ryan Hanrahan, sat down with Assembly label to discuss work-life balance, personal style and the upcoming celebration of Father’s day.
Read more below, or visit the Assembly Label full interview here.

ryan hanrahan of addition studio with Kate Dalton of Mayde Tea

In what ways do you strive for a work-life balance?

“I’m always planning for this, but to be honest it is super hard. My goal this year has been to have weekends off, which I have reasonably achieved, however, anyone who owns their own business will understand that it’s pretty much impossible to switch off from work-mode.” 

“In saying that, I can’t complain too much. I work with some awesome people and have great cafe’s next to us in the industrial estate in Byron Bay like McTavish that we can have multiple daily coffee breaks at. I actually feel pretty blessed with it all. I love work.”

ryan hanrahan of addition studio with Kate Dalton of Mayde Tea

How would you describe your personal style?

“I like things to be simple and functional. Things which aren’t visually clear and balanced give me anxiety. That’s sort of a joke, but slightly true, and I guess why I do what I do. I love creating simplicity through design. I find it really calming and get great satisfaction from it.”

ryan hanrahan of addition studio with Kate Dalton of Mayde Tea

What has the journey been like to fatherhood?

“Well, this is a question you will have to ask me next week, as we are currently counting down the days.”

“They say the female is a mother from the day she is pregnant, while the male becomes a father when the baby is born. I believe this is the case. For me, it’s just been this 9-month race to set up the most organised work/life balance possible to make the next step into fatherhood easier. Its been all function and organisation from my end, however the thought of having our very own miniature human is becoming more and more exciting as we get closer to the due date.”