Ryan GibboneyRyan believes in design as a tool for social activism. Driven by the power of personal conversation and interaction, she imagines every association within a community as part of the Community Design Ecosystem. Rethinking the design as problem-solving model, Ryan’s passion lies in creating situations for community members and designers to become involved on a personal level to create sustainable, long-term design solutions. Working on projects that meet the goals of the client and meet the needs of the community is key. If you’re a socially conscious community member, nonprofit or a designer who wants to bring positive change the world, get in touch!

A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA in Graphic Design), Ryan most recently completed Master of Fine Art in Visual Communications Design at Purdue University while simultaneously instructing undergraduate Art & Design courses. With the hope to make a positive contribution on future designers, Ryan hopes to educate the next generation of designers on ways their imagination can make a difference in the world.


If you would like to know more about Ryan’s research and teaching experience, please download a copy of her CV.

On a personal note, Ryan has a special place in her heart for wood type, watercolor typography, meeting strangers, getting off the computer, power tools and most importantly making people smile.