About Todd

Todd is a design leader who works in product and experience design, marketing, and strategy. He’s had fun being an entrepreneur for the last 20 years, trying to make a positive impact in business, design and technology. Todd’s primary focus had been in the automotive and fintech industries since 2001.

Architecture, Automotive, Digital, Strategy

Todd Ridley, Paretz, Germany
Paretz, Germany

Todd is currently the leading product design teams for the nation’s leading mortgage company, Rocket Mortgage.

Todd was formerly leading product design, and Vice President of Marketing, for Rocket Auto, a part of Rocket Companies. He was also the Chief Creative Officer at Detroit Trading, as well as Car.Show™ and 1800CarShow®, founder of Left Bank Creative, and heavily involved in many of Detroit’s pre-eminent arts and culture festivals such as The Detroit Design Festival, ArtX Detroit and Dlectricity.

He has been in the design industry for over 20 years, and has served as the creative director for Car.com as well as several successful startups.

Travel to Inspire

Todd and his husband Bryan travel as much as possible. While Todd travels for work regularly, he and Bryan make it a point to get out of the country to explore other cultures and recharge batteries. Some select favorites include Vietnam, Uruguay, Argentina, Morocco and Cambodia. Many, many more to come they hope! Check out his Travel Log here.

Based in Detroit

Todd lives and works in Detroit. He and Bryan currently reside in Detroit’s near east side, just off the picturesque Detroit River, across from Belle Isle, one of the nation’s largest public parks.

Todd previously lived in Detroit’s historic Indian Village where he and Bryan fixed up a 120 year old home, known as the Leyland Home (Henry Leyland founded Cadillac and Lincoln). He has three English Springer spaniels, Lucy, Truman, and Finley.

Todd is an active member of the local community, and of the larger Detroit family of communities.

In the Press

Creative Genus, $50 million plan seeks to grow wide variety of businesses • Crains Detroit Business

Plenty of Posses • Crain’s Detroit Business

Creative State Various Mentions • Huffington Post and More



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