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Ryan Gibboney

Juniata College
Instructor of Integrated Media Arts
State College, Pennsylvania Area
Ryan 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.

Ryan's research and curriculum at Juniata College falls heavily under Community-Based Learning which connects her passions with her local community and student researchers.

A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA in Graphic Design), Ryan 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.

Ryan is also the founder of ReInvision Huntingdon, a local nonprofit. RIH's mission is to facilitate community development by creating a positive atmosphere to share ideas and to strengthen our community through project-based revitalization.