Ryan Paonessa is a graphic designer and visual artist from New York, currently based in Florence, AL.

Ryan specializes in design, development, and consulting for web and brand identity. With over 15 years of experience, he has helped create meaningful, award winning design solutions for brands of all sizes in a wide range of sectors, including fashion & lifestyle, architecture & design, technology, hospitality, food & beverage, arts & entertainment, iGaming, extreme sports, and more. Learn more.

In addition to his design practice, Ryan is a visual artist currently working on a series of medium to large scale acrylic works on canvas titled ‘Intersections‘. Ryan’s art reflects a direct influence from design — specifically the precision and reductive process used to eliminate anything unnecessary or distracting. The work often contains clean, bold lines, color-blocking, and an abundance of negative space.

Ryan is a member of the following organizations: AIGA (Birmingham), Type Directors Club, Shopify Partner Program, WordPress Experts, Tennessee Valley Art Association, Southern Foodways Alliance, FIT Alumni, and the Freelancers Union.