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Ryan Fitzgibbon

Founder and Creative Director

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  • LocationNew York, United States
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director

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About me

Ryan Fitzgibbon is the founder and publisher of Hello Mr. He began his career as a communication designer at IDEO in San Francisco. After three years capturing insights for various design challenges around the globe, he moved to Australia to pursue his own venture in storytelling, ultimately launching the first issue of Hello Mr. In 2014, he moved to Brooklyn to continue independently publishing the biannual magazine, highlighted by New York magazine as part of “the new generation of indie magazines.” He has served as Co-Chair of Communications for the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, and was invited to a trial residency at Benetton’s prestigious communications research centre, studio and school, Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. In 2015, Ryan was named one of PRINT magazine’s New Visual Artists under 30. 

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Design
  • Communication Design
  • Branding Identity

Work history

Currently

President & Founder

Hello Mr

Aug 2012
  • Full Time
  • In early 2012, inspired by his experience developing local and global initiatives, Ryan left his position as communication designer and strategic consultant at IDEO and move to Australia to launch Hello Mr, a magazine about men who date men. More than a magazine, Hello Mr. is a global community of gay men with evolved interests and aspirations.

2012

Communications Co-chair

AIGA San Francisco

Apr 2010 - May 2012
  • Freelance

2011

Communication Designer

IDEO

Sep 2009 - Dec 2011
  • Full Time

2009

Communication Design Intern

IDEO

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
  • Internship

2008

Graphic Design Intern

People Design

Mar 2008 - Dec 2008
  • Internship

Education

2009

MFA Design Candidate

California College of the Arts

Nov 2008 - Oct 2009

2007

Art History

Kingston University

Feb 2007 - Jun 2007
  • Summer abroad in London

2009

BFA Graphic Design, Art Design

Grand Valley State University

Apr 2005 - Apr 2009

Awards

2012

New Visual Artist, 15 under 30

PRINT

  • PRINT magazine http://www.printmag.com/imprint/announcing-the-2015-nvas-15-artists-under-30/