Photograph courtesy of Thornton Studio Photographers

Photograph courtesy of Thornton Studio Photographers

Hello, my name is Ryan Anthony Labita! As a graphic designer, I take pride in being creating design work that visually communicates a message or idea while being both creative & professional. 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. I love working with small businesses because I'm able to give top-quality design work at an economic price. My motto is: “I’ll make a mom & pop store look like a Fortune 500 company”.

My favorite areas of design include branding, sports design, and typography. Aside from being a graphic designer, I am also a singer, writer, photographer, and former radio DJ. I was born in Long Island & grew up in the Adirondacks. So I always tell people I meet I'm both an Upstater & a Downstater. I love New York.

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

Ethnic Background: Italian, Irish, German, & English

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

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

AIGA Upstate New York
2014 - Present

Society of Publication Designers
2015 - 2017

Experience

Hospital Corpsman - Dental Assistant
United States Navy
August 2017 - Present

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