Ryan Gibboney joined the Juniata College faculty in 2014. She previously taught as an Instructor of Graphic Design at Penn State. In addition, she served as an Instructor of Record at Purdue University instructing foundation design as well as undergraduate Visual Communications Design courses.
Gibboney has industry experience in multiple design fields ranging from publication design, branding, social media marketing, and pro bono community design initiatives. Most recently Gibboney worked with Harper Collins Publishing to create medical illustrations for Dr. Vincent Pedre's Happy Gut released in 2016. She has won a variety of professional awards, including six ADDY awards for design of the Purdue Alumnus magazine.
She is a 2013 graduate of Purdue University, where she completed her Masters of Fine Art degree in Visual Communications Design. Her research focused on community driven social design initiatives and the development of the Well Baby toolkit, a pre and postnatal tool for low income, low literacy mothers. Gibboney earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in 2008 from the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga.
With a strong passion to develop sustainable relationships between those in the Huntingdon community and at Juniata College, Ryan works to build real world experiences in the classroom through community partnerships. Students have most recently partnered with local organizations including the Huntingdon Community Center, Huntingdon House, in addition to the Huntingdon Community Food Garden initiative through the Integrated Media Arts Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) designated courses.
Implementing community-engaged learning courses at Juniata is not the only way in which Ryan dedicates much of her time and energy. She is the founder of ReInvision Huntingdon, a local revitalization nonprofit. Additionally, she has served the community by acting as member on the Huntingdon County Arts Council Board of Directors, Strategic Alliance of Economic Growth Committee (SAEG), and the Huntingdon Landmarks Downtown Opportunities Committee to assist in energizing the local community.