Photograph courtesy of Thornton Studio Photographers

Photograph courtesy of Thornton Studio Photographers

Hello, my name is Ryan Labita. As a graphic designer, it is my passion to create design work that is both professional and creative. I use my skills to effectively communicate your message and ideas through the principles of visual art and design. I am a hard worker who lives on the principles of commitment, persistence, and perseverance. I will not call a project "complete" until I have given all of my effort into it. I will create work for you that will make your company or organization unique and stand tall against the competition. Together, we will work step-by-step and create design work that will make an impact in your market and draw in more customers. We will be the new "Dream Team". My strongest areas of design include logos, branding & identity, sports design, and typography. And in addition to graphic and web design, I also produce radio spots & PSAs and design 3D Printed objects. I love working with small businesses because I'm able to give top-quality design work at an economic price. When it comes to commitment, persistence, & professionalism, think Ryan Labita of RAL Graphic Designs. God Bless.

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Brief Bio

Hometowns: Hicksville, NY & Glens Falls, NY                        

Birthday: March 1, 1994

Religion: Catholic

Favorite Typefaces: Futura, Baskerville, Gill Sans, Eurostile, Brothers

Favorite Designers: Todd Radom, Aaron Draplin, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Carla Rozman, Ellen Lupton

Favorite Pantone: Pantone 021 C

Education

BS, Graphic Design
SUNY New Paltz
2016

AAS magna cum laude, Media Arts
SUNY Adirondack
2014

Exhibitions

CAPS Off! BA/BS Thesis Show
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
2015

Identity/Crises Exhibit
SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
2015

Juried Art Exhibition
SUNY Adirondack
Queensbury, NY
2014

Affiliations

Society of Publication Designers
2015 - Present

AIGA Upstate New York
2014 - Present

Experience

Social Media Director
Dango's Inc.
May 2017 - Present

Social Media Specialist
O'Brien Insurance
2016 - May 2017

Teaching Assistant
Glens Falls High School
2017

Glens Falls Representative, Programming Committee
AIGA Upstate New York
2016 - Present

Intern
SUNY New Paltz Office of Communication & Marketing
2016

Intern
Regional Radio Group
2015

Graphic Designer, PA Announcer, National Anthem Performer
Glens Falls Greenjackets
2014 - 2016

Intern
M&M Digital Printing
2014

Honors & Awards

Glens Falls Greenjackets
Board of Directors Award, Certificate of Appreciation
2014

SUNY Adirondack
Graphic Arts Student of the Year Award
2014

Semi-Finalist
Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary Logo Contest
2013

Semi-Finalist
Milwaukee Brewers Design a "YOU-Uniform" Contest
2013