Ryan Labita is a freelance graphic designer and the owner of RAL Graphic Designs.
A proud New Yorker, he was born in Long Island and grew up in the Upstate NY town of Glens Falls. Ryan attended SUNY Adirondack for his Associate Degree in Media Arts and SUNY New Paltz for his Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design.
In addition to several in-house graphic designer & social media manager positions, Ryan started his own freelance design business, RAL Graphic Designs, on March 15, 2014.
Ryan's favorite areas of design include branding, sports design, and typography.
Outside from the field of graphic design, Ryan is a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Dental Assistant, singer and radio disc jockey.
Current City: Chatan, Okinawa, JP
Hometowns: Glens Falls, NY, Hicksville, NY
Alma Maters: SUNY Adirondack, SUNY New Paltz
Favorite Typefaces: Futura, Baskerville, Gill Sans, Garamond
Favorite Pantone: Pantone 021 C
Favorite Designers: Todd Radom, Aaron Draplin, Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, Carla Rozman, Saul Bass, Aaron Douglas, Chip Kidd, Ellen Lupton, Bob Wages, Tad Carpenter
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
•Chicago | 2018-2021
• San Antonio | 2018
• Upstate New York | 2014-2017
Honors & Awards
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Glens Falls Greenjackets Board of Directors Award & Certificate of Appreciation
SUNY Adirondack Graphic Arts Student of the Year Award
Semi-Finalist, Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary Logo Contest